Alcatel-Lucent 100G to power EASSy submarine cable in Africa

EASSy submarine cable system in Africa will deploy Alcatel-Lucent 100G technology.

Alcatel-Lucent 100G will enable the system to carry capacity in excess of 10Tbit/s, complementing its ability to carry high volumes of data capacity on the EASSy system, which runs 10,000km from South Africa to Sudan.

Chris Wood, chairman of EASSy.

EASSy system also addresses a wide range of international destinations through interconnection with multiple international submarine cable networks for diverse, seamless onward connectivity to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.

“This upgrade will add an additional 400Gbps of capacity throughout the system, using Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced coherent 100Gbit/s technology, and enables us to take a further step in offering our customers the ultra-broadband capacity needed for innovative services and applications,” said Chris Wood, chairman of EASSy.

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