MedNautilus selects Infinera for Mediterranean undersea network

MedNautilus has chosen Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) to supply equipment for an upgrade its undersea fiber-optic network. The choice was made based on the speed of deployment and scalability of the equipment, Infinera asserts.

MedNautilus has chosen Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) to supply equipment for an upgrade its undersea fiber-optic network. The choice was made based on the speed of deployment and scalability of the equipment, Infinera asserts.

MedNautilus, the Mediterranean operations of the Telecom Italia Sparkle Group, operates the first and only protected submarine ring-configured backbone in the Mediterranean. Its subsea link between Israel and Cyprus is part of a larger submarine cable network connecting the eastern Mediterranean to Greece, Turkey, Italy, and France.

The Infinera submarine line terminating equipment has enabled MedNautilus to quadruple capacity on its network, the systems house says. It has also offered simple operation and fast deployment, with the network upgrade completed in less than half the time a traditional subsea network would have required, Infinera asserts.

“As a submarine cable operator I would like to see the industry moving to upgrades which are simple to implement, scalable, and plug-and-play as much as possible. Infinera's solution based on photonic integrated circuits is a move in that direction,” commented Luigi Sangiorgio, head of engineering, MedNautilus Network.

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