Capacity Watch

Ciena, Ericsson and Telstra recently announced they had successfully demonstrated 400 gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds over 61.5 GHz spectrum on Telstra’s transmission network in Melbourne. This demonstrates the highest spectral efficiency per fibre pair ever achieved in a live environment and enables up to 30.4 terabit per second (Tbps) bandwidth on Telstra’s transmission network in Melbourne. This demonstration achieves world’s highest transmission capacity over a single fiber pair. Previously, the highest capacity on record was 25.6 Tbps. And it also achieved 24 Tpbs transmission capacity over a single fiber pair using C+L dual-band technology on PLCN subsea cable network.

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Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique network infrastructure and telecommunications solutions provider, announces the completion of its fiber network to the NJFX Tier 3 colocation campus in Wall Township, NJ. The highly-anticipated fiber route provides both enterprises, as well as the international community, with a robust interconnection option between the NJFX campus and key financial exchanges and carrier hotels in NY and NJ.

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LONDON, UK – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces a partnership with Fortress Solutions, a leading provider of telecom equipment repair, to enhance the longevity of its cable systems.  As an ISO 9001, TL 9000, ISO 14001 and R2-certified equipment repair service provider, Fortress Solutions will enable Xtera to reduce the turnaround time on legacy equipment and provide a high level of service for its customers.

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CMC Telecom on last Thursday officially inaugurated its Cross Việt Nam Cable System (CVCS), which is the only system in Việt Nam directly connecting the Southeast-Asia grid. With a total length of more than 2,500km, the CVCS cable system passes through 19 provinces and cities in the country from the northern Lạng Sơn Province to the southern Tây Ninh Province. The CVCS cable system has a total investment of VNĐ500 billion (approximately US$22 million).

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Amazon launched the AWS Networking Competency—a new program for APN Technology Partners at the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017, and announced 18 AWS Networking Competency launch partners across five categories: networking connectivity, AWS Direct Connect integration and infrastructure, load balancers, and network management.

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CMC Telecom was nominated as one of the Top 5 most influential enterprises in Vietnam’s internet industry over the past decade (2007-2017) on Internet Day, November 22, at an event hosted by the Vietnam Internet Association in cooperation with ICTnews in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the internet in Vietnam.

The Top 5 Award was presented to the company for its efficient and excellent contributions to policies and strategies for internet growth in Vietnam, developing internet users, providing internet access to many more people, and growing value-added services (VAS) applications or digital services on the internet.

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NJFX sits at a cable landing station in the U.S and offers Tier 3, carrier neutral data center capabilities, announces a new, direct way for carriers to reach the United States via the TGN-A and Seabras-1 cable systems. NJFX customers can reach these strategic subsea cables via secure Network to Network Interfaces (NNI) at NJFX’s New Jersey colocation campus. The NNIs contribute to guarantee increased performance, reliability and route diversity.

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Angola Cables has announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap, Angola Cables’ data centre located in Luanda.

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Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced that it will offer three fully diverse network routes out of Marseille. Marseille serves as a strategic gateway and key aggregation point between Europe, Africa and Asia as well as connectivity for subsea cables AAE-1, SEA-ME-WE-5 and several others. These three fully redundant routes provide businesses and carriers with extensive connectivity options from Marseille throughout Western Europe and North America via Zayo's global network.

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Over the last few years, an explosive growth of data and bandwidth has taken place due to the development of data center, cloud computing, and big video services. This is posing higher bandwidth and latency requirements on submarine cables. To meet the requirements, more and faster submarine cables are needed.

In addition, the worldwide demand for connectivity is increasing as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and mobile Internet continue to develop rapidly. Submarine cables are vital in the effort to create a better connected world. They are the cornerstone for economic development and draw the attention of governments and investors. However, many challenges are involved in the construction of submarine cable networks. Further support from governments and the open collaboration of all players in the industry chain are required to overcome these challenges.

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As hybrid cloud becomes more useful, many organizations are looking for hybrid cloud architectures to bridge the gap from the cloud to their own data centers. But with the scale of modern applications and associated data, cloud connectivity requires a lot of bandwidth and some network planning on your side.

As Todd Traver, VP, IT Optimization and Strategy, at the Uptime Institute told us, “Hybrid cloud computing has become the industry norm, with systems-of-record computing taking place in the enterprise data centers, [disaster recovery] taking place in colocation data centers, platform or software-as-a-service being provided by the cloud, and customer-facing applications such as video streaming or virtual reality being provided by edge compute.”

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The second submarine cable is supposed to guarantee Bangladesh better international connectivity for the following reasons:

Bangladeshi ISPs are eager for SEA-ME-WE5, the second submarine cable. It lands at Kuakata, the southwestern coastal village, this year. Kuakata is 300 nautical miles away from Cox’s Bazar. The two vastly located undersea cable landing facilities will bolster the country’s international connectivity. They will also salvage Bangladeshi ISPs from the Indian carriers’ oligopoly.

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Hengtong Marine is pleased to announce the successful completion of three separate repeatered cable sea trials working in conjunction with Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) the supplier and integrator of the 2FPs and 6FPs repeaters and the power switching  Branching Unit (PSBU) and SBSS who supplied the CS Fu Haias the selected Marine Installation Platform.

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 Xtera®, announced on September 25th the award of a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to build a new regional submarine cable system.  As a valued subsea solution supplier, Xtera provides the most advanced undersea technology available, which is deployed and maintained by the company’s expert professional team.  The new submarine cable system for DISA is designed to deliver high-capacity at the lowest cost per terabit per second.

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