SEACOM deploys Infinera TM-Series WDM networks

SEACOM has deployed the Infinera TM-Series for its new metro wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks in South Africa and East Africa.

Improving its customers’ connection to international networks, SEACOM has also selected the TM-Series for its East African regional backbone network.

SEACOM will utilize the Infinera TM-Series, optimized for 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) and 100 Gb/s WDM, for its metro core networking and regional backbone networks. The advantages of Infinera TM-Series are its flexibility in providing a scalable solution for packet-optical networking for metro and backbone applications, low power consumption and low latency.

SEACOM owns and operates international network consisting of multiple submarine cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, stretching across 17,000 kilometers.

The submarine and terrestrial networks company has set up the new metro networks at key landing points to handle the increased capacity and to support multiple new services.

“We are delighted to be able to increase the quality of our offering to all customers by investing in scalable metro networks and an upgrade of our regional backbone network to support multiple 100 Gb/s links,” said Claes Segelberg, CTO of SEACOM.

Infinera worked with local technology partner XON to build these new WDM networks for SEACOM. In 2014, SEACOM deployed the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network with the Infinera DTN-X Family for its African terrestrial network.

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