Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says Caucasus Online has selected the company for upgrades to its Black Sea submarine network, to enable data transfer capacity increases of as much as 5 Tbps. The communications technology company also says it has inked a deal with GlobeNet to enable 200G wavelengths along the service provider's 23,500-km fiber-optic undersea cable system across the Americas.
To incorporate multi-protocol and low-latency capabilities into its submarine networks, Caucasus is deploying Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme submarine technology with high-density 100G transponders, says Ciena. A telecommunications company in the Caucasus region that was formed in 2006, Caucasus Online is using its submarine optical spectrum for optimized network monetization to meet bandwidth requirements that continue to rise, driven by international data traffic, says Ciena.The operatoris the sole owner of the Black Sea submarine cable.
According to Ciena, it is developing the network design, and NUTS:iX is coordinating several parties to facilitate rapid turn-up and decrease downtime. As a Ciena partner, NUTS:iX delivers consultancy, hardware distribution, installation, maintenance, and support with a focus on data centers, ISPs, and carrier markets.
Through its network management system, Ciena will enable Caucasus Online to manage essential network functions, including inventory management and wavelength provisioning that covers access, metro, and core domains with visibility through protocol layers such as WDM, OTN, and packet services.
Meanwhile, GlobeNet is deploying Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme technology, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics, to assure network availability by addressing possible faults using software intelligence and automation. Ciena unveiled enhancements to its GeoMesh Extreme submarine cable technology earlier this year (see "Ciena enhances GeoMesh Extreme submarine cable technology").
Ciena says it will enable a packet/OTN architecture that ensures multi-site connectivity with 200G wavelengths to increase the capacity and redundancy of GlobeNet's undersea network. GlobeNet recently announced plans to create an undersea cable link between Argentina and Brazil (see "GlobeNet plans Argentina to Brazil submarine cable"). The new subsea fiber network will connect with the company's existing submarine network infrastructure to provide forward connectivity to other parts of Latin America as well as the United States (see "GlobeNet offers 100-Gbps wavelengths between Brazil, U.S.").
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