Infinera helps OTEGLOBE double the capacity of its subsea network


Infinera, a provider of optical transport solutions, announced that OTEGLOBE deployed its fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double the capacity on its international subsea network on the subsea links between Greece and Italy.

The two unrepeatered subsea cables between Greece and Italy, of approximately 350 kilometers each, combine a resilient subsea route with its terrestrial European network, allowing wholesale carriers in Europe to connect to Asia and the rest of the world via its Mediterranean hub in Greece.

Traffic from Asia is routed through the AAE-1 subsea cable to OTEGLOBE’s landing station at Chania, then on through OTEGLOBE’s diverse and protected terrestrial network to Europe, ensuring resilience and diversity in the region. Chania can also be used as an alternative landing in EMEA, attracting new cables that can benefit from OTEGLOBE’s reliable network.

The capacity expansion is in response with the rising demand from OTEGLOBE wholesale customers.

Infinera’s ICE4 technology delivered more than double the capacity on OTEGLOBE’s network, the company said.

ICE4 optical engine comes with Nyquist subcarriers, soft-decision forward error correction gain sharing, and photonic integrated circuit-based shared wavelength locker technology.

“Greece is becoming a significant alternative hub for network capacity, connecting Europe to Asia and the rest of the world,” said Panagiota Bosodgianni, CTO of OTEGLOBE.

“With the introduction of ICE4, we managed to reach 10.8 Tb/s on the unrepeatered subsea links, exceeding our expectations,” Bosodgianni said.