Columbus Networks, TE Subcom to add 40 Gbps to CFX-1 undersea cable system

Columbus Networks and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, will partner to upgrade the CFX-1 undersea cable system with 40-Gbps transmission capabilities. The upgrade will increase the final design capacity of the CFX-1 submarine cable system to 2.5 Tbps per fiber pair by the end of this month.

Columbus Networks and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, will partner to upgrade the CFX-1 undersea cable system with 40-Gbps transmission capabilities. The upgrade will increase the final design capacity of the CFX-1 submarine cable system to 2.5 Tbps per fiber pair by the end of this month.

CFX-1 entered service in 2008. It connects the Boca Raton, FL, with Cartagena, Colombia; a branch extends to Morant Point, Jamaica.

The 2,500-km undersea system, launched in 2008, was originally designed for 10-Gbps transmission. TE Subcom performed the initial deployment.

“TE SubCom’s commitment to quality and ongoing terminal gear research and development made the company a natural choice to complete this system upgrade project,” said Peter Collins, CTO of Columbus Networks. “The upgrade, which will be completed quickly and without interrupting existing traffic on CFX-1, will deliver a significantly needed capacity increase to the system and enable us to further stimulate economic growth and expansion in not only the large Colombian market, but the entire pan-Caribbean region.”

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