TE SubCom upgrades transpacific cable to 40 Gbps

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Co., says it has completed the first 40-Gbps upgrade to an undersea cable system more than 9,500 km in length. The company declined to identify the cable system, other than to say it crosses the Pacific.

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Co., says it has completed the first 40-Gbps upgrade to an undersea cable system more than 9,500 km in length. The company declined to identify the cable system, other than to say it crosses the Pacific.

The upgrade used TE SubCom’s G4 SLTE technology to increase the submarine cable system’s capacity to 22 x 40 Gbps.

“TE SubCom has long prioritized upgrade initiatives and helping our customers make the most of their systems and investments,” said David Coughlan, CEO of TE SubCom. “Completing the first long-haul system upgrade from 10G to 40G highlights our advanced capabilities and commitment to providing the highest density cable systems being built. Further, the project is an important step forward for the industry, as it sets a new standard for upgrading existing subsea cable systems and paves the way for moving toward 100G achievements.”

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyers Guide.

More in Network Design