Telecom Lead Asia: Network provider Ciena has been
selected by Australia Japan Cable (AJC) to expand its subsea cable
route spanning approximately 12,700 kilometers between Sydney, Guam and Japan.
AJC will deploy Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical
Platform with 40G technology that will allow AJC to cost-effectively and
expeditiously address surging bandwidth demands on routes supported by AJC.
Ciena’s 40G/100G technology enables submarine operators
to increase existing undersea cable capacities without having to install new
undersea cables, which are costly, risky, and time-consuming to deploy,” said
Anthony McLachlan, VP and general manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena.
said that its coherent 40 Gigabits per second (40G) optical networking
solutions will equip AJC to address exponential growth in demand being fueled
by high-bandwidth services and applications in the Asia-Pacific region.
We selected Ciena after a stringent selection and trial
process because of their demonstrable track record in deploying 40G Coherent
solution for segments over 7,000 kilometers in reach,” said David Crofts,
CEO, Australia Japan Cable.
Using Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical processors,
the upgraded submarine cable network will add a total of 560 Gigabits per
second (Gbps) of capacity.
The 6500 platform’s OTN capabilities also allow AJC to
accommodate new OTN-based wholesale services into the market.
The deployment will also give AJC the ability to scale to
100G wavelengths as bandwidth demands evolve.
AJC is also deploying Ciena’s One Control Unified
Management System which will provide a comprehensive solution to manage
mission operations for rapid service turn-up, unsurpassed visibility through
protocol layers for troubleshooting, and efficient use of assets and bandwidth.
launched WaveLogic 3, a software-programmable coherent technology that scales
to 400 Gb/s.
The company said that the new silicon chips will enable
service providers to accelerate the move to dynamic, software-defined Terabit
networking while improving network economics.