Apollo upgrades North Atlantic capacity

JANUARY 12, 2010 -- Apollo has awarded a supply contract to Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade the Apollo North and Apollo South Transatlantic systems. This upgrade will increase Apollo's equipped capacity by more than 400 Gbps and is incremental to the upgrade of 1 Tbps on Apollo South in 2008.

JANUARY 12, 2010 -- Apollo has awarded a supply contract to Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade the Apollo North and Apollo South Transatlantic systems. This upgrade will increase Apollo's equipped capacity by more than 400 Gbps and is incremental to the upgrade of 1 Tbps on Apollo South in 2008.

Owned by Apollo-SCS Ltd. of the UK, the Apollo submarine cable system runs from the UK to the US and from France to the US to offer city-to-city LAN PHY services.

This addition of SDH and LAN PHY capable channels allows Apollo to support customer growth into 2010, the company believes. Initially constructed with a design capacity of 6.4 Tbps, currently installed technologies allow Apollo to be upgraded to in excess of 10 Tbps.

Richard Elliott, managing director of Apollo said, “During the last year transatlantic capacity demand has remained strong throughout the economic down turn. It remains Apollo's goal to support this growth and to continue to develop the scale and capability of our product to maintain our position as a leading provider of international network [services]."




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