Ciena announced on Monday that the Trans Pacific Express cable network (TPE) consortium has selected Ciena for significantly increasing the capacity of the TPE submarine cable system, using Ciena's GeoMesh 100G submarine solutions, including its new WaveLogic coherent optical processors’ capabilities. The upgrade will deliver TPE cable system with more than triple capacity, as compared to the original design capacity when it first went into service in 2008. The TPE 100G upgrade will substantially relieve the capacity shortage between Korea, China, Taiwan and the US, which will result in substantial price drop for AAG capacity.
Tata Communications and Seaborn Networks announced on Monday Tata Communications’ investment for purchase of significant capacity in Seabras-1 cable system between Brazil and US. Seaborn Networks plans to put the Seabras-1 cable system ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2016. Seabras-1 is the first express submarine cable directly connecting New York, the United States and São Paulo, Brazil.
According to Reuters news, China Telecom has confirmed it is studying an investment in Mexico, which is rumored to involve tendering for the $10 billion government-led mobile broadband network project.
SBSS has successfully completed the installation and burial of two subsea power cables connecting Margarita Island to Chacopata on the Venezuelan mainland. With SBSS already recognized in the industry as one of Asia’s leading subsea cable solutions provider, this milestone project was their first to be executed in Latin America.
Hibernia Networks have selected Ciena to provide advanced optical solutions on the Hibernia Networks platform. The first element of Hibernia’s network to utilize Ciena’s technology will be Hibernia’s Trans-Atlantic system.
As part of the new relationship with Ciena, Hibernia has also joined Ciena’s BizConnect partner program, offering a comprehensive go-tomarket strategy that includes joint marketing, training and technical support to penetrate new customers and industries in North America and Europe.
Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with a consortium composed of Spark New Zealand, Telstra and Vodafone to deploy the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable system that will connect New Zealand to Australia on a direct 2,300 km link.
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