Tata Communications upgrades superhighway cable using Ciena technology

Tata Communications has launched its 40 gigabits per second enabled services on
its TGN-Atlantic subsea cable system from New York to London.

In partnership with Ciena,
the deployment of 40G coherent optical technology on the TGN-Atlantic cable is
the first on Tata Communications’ submarine network. The upgrade will offer
bandwidth and flexibility to carriers and enterprises around the world with
four times the capacity of traditional 10G wavelengths.

The first phase of the deployment will bring the 40G capability to the New York
– London route. In the second phase, this will be extended to Ashburn, Virginia
and the rest of Europe.

This implementation will pave the way for further upgrades across Tata
Communications’ global network, which consists of over 200,000 kilometres of
terrestrial network fibre and over 500,000 kilometres of subsea cable. Its
network carries 17 percent of the world’s internet traffic and 2,400 petabits
of IP traffic per month.

“It will ensure our network is future proof and will bring maximum long-haul
transmission bandwidth, lower latencies, higher uptimes and seamless
scalability to carriers and enterprises, while ensuring a low cost of ownership
for our customers,” said John Hayduk, president, Product Management and Service
Development, Tata Communications.

TeleGeography expects the demand for trans-Atlantic capacity to increase nearly
9-fold between 2010 and 2017. 

Based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with 40G /100G coherent
technology, the high-capacity TGN-Atlantic optical network now better supports
carriers and large enterprises’ growing bandwidth requirements for national and
international high-speed connectivity with a flexible, cost-effective and
scalable infrastructure. The network is fully compliant with International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) standards.

“Operators like Tata Communications are increasingly relying on Ciena’s 6500
packet-optical platform to expand their network capacity without the large
expense and delay of deploying new subsea fibre optic cables,” said Philippe
Morin, senior vice president Global Field Organisation, Ciena.

Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent receiver technology enables unobtrusive 40G / 100G
upgrades to existing submarine networks with only the addition of new terminal
equipment, significantly extending the life of existing cable plants and
further lengthening its lifespan, while simultaneously lowering ongoing network
operating costs.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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