Southern Cross selects JDSU to improve 10G, 40G and 100G networks quality

By Telecom Lead Team: Test and measurement major JDSU
announced that Southern Cross Cable Network selected JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2
40 G/100 G Transport Module to help ensure the non-interrupted delivery of
high-bandwidth services over its submarine, trans-Pacific cable infrastructure.

The new solution is part of JDSU’s field-proven
T-BERD/MTS-8000 product line used by major telecommunication operators

Southern Cross Cable Network
is using the JDSU T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 to support its network upgrade from 10G to
40G — and eventually to 100G — to meet the demand for high-bandwidth services
and applications.

The service provider operates the main Internet channel
between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

“The JDSU solution provides the functionality we
require as we continue our infrastructure upgrade, ensuring our system will
support the quality delivery of higher bandwidth services that our customers
demand,” said Brian Smith, engineering services manager, Southern Cross
Cable Network.

By using JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 for field tests such
as installation, troubleshooting and maintenance, Southern Cross technicians
will have remote visibility of the traffic on their 40G network. The new
40G/100G transport module also dramatically speeds up identification of network
problems and quickly relays critical data to the Southern Cross Network
Operations Center in Auckland, New Zealand, for analysis and resolution.

Additionally, JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 provides Southern
Cross a seamless way to comply with Optical Transport Network standards,
increasing the functionality of its optical network.

“JDSU offers the only field optimized testing
platform that delivers installation, troubleshooting and service assurance
capabilities from 10M to 100G in a single unit. With the explosive demand for
high-bandwidth services, providers are increasingly moving to high-speed
Ethernet to support growing network traffic,” said Lars Friedrich, vice
president and general manager in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement
business segment.

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