OTEGLOBE deploys Infinera’s ICE4 to double subsea network capacity
Category: #technology  By Hrishikesh Kadam  Date: 2019-09-16
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OTEGLOBE deploys Infinera’s ICE4 to double subsea network capacity

Sunnyvale, California-based optical transmission equipment provider Infinera Corporation has recently announced that OTEGLOBE has deployed the fourth generation of Infinera’s pioneering Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double its international subsea network capacity on the links between Italy and Greece.

Infinera’s ICE4 technology will apparently deliver the reach and terabit capacity OTEGLOBE requires for its unrepeatered cable network, allowing the company to meet the requirements of its wholesale customers.

The technology incorporates advanced features such as photonic integrated circuit-based shared wavelength locker technology, soft-decision forward error correction gain sharing and Nyquist subcarriers.

Notably, the pair of unrepeatered subsea cables between Italy and Greece, of approximately 350 kilometers each, constitute a crucial part of OTEGLOBE’s European network and are essential for the Athens-based telecommunication services provider to leverage maximum capacity from that asset.

The deployment of a resilient subsea route in addition to its terrestrial European network will evidently enable OTEGLOBE to offer an alternate route for European wholesale carriers to connect with Asia and the rest of the world through its Mediterranean hub in Greece.

Sources familiar with the development report that traffic from Asia is routed through OTEGLOB’s AAE-1 subsea cable to its landing station in Chania, then on via OTEGLOBE’s protected and diverse terrestrial network to Europe, ensuring diversity and resilience in the region.

OTEGLOBE CTO Panagiota Bosodgianni commented that Greece is emerging as a substantial alternative network hub, connecting Europe to Asia and the rest of the world.

To meet the increasing demand for higher bandwidth and more reliable services, the company requires the best and most innovative technologies. Deployment of ICE4 has helped OTEGLOBE reach 10.8 Tb/s on the unrepeatered subsea network links, noted Bosodgianni.

The Infinera team looks forward to supporting OTEGLOBE in delivering high-capacity and reliable services to its customers. OTEGLOBE’s terrestrial network runs on Infinera’s technology and the upgradation of OTEGLOBE’s subsea cable network with ICE4 has enabled the brand to considerably enhance its capacity on legacy cables, said Bob Jandro, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales at Infinera.

Leading international network services provider RETN had also recently deployed Infinera’s technology to power new terrestrial connectivity between Europe and Asia.

Infinera reportedly intends to demonstrate its industry-leading coherent optical transmission systems at the Submarine Networks World, the annual meet for the global subsea communications community, in Singapore from September 16-18.

Source credit: https://www.infinera.com/press-release/OTEGLOBE-Doubles-Subsea-Network-Capacity-with-Infinera-Deployment

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