Bulk Fiber Networks chooses Ciena for Havfrue submarine cable

Feb. 9, 2021
Bulk Fiber Networks will leverage Ciena’s Spectrum Sharing technology on the Havfrue submarine cable system.

Bulk Fiber Networks will leverage Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) Spectrum Sharing technology on the Havfrue submarine cable system. The 7851-km transatlantic submarine network connects the U.S., Denmark, Ireland, and Norway.

Spectrum Sharing technology enables the creation of tailored virtual fiber pairs that can be devoted to different customers. Bulk Fiber Networks will leverage the capability in conjunction with Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme submarine network portfolio, based on the technology provider’s 6500 Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE). Bulk Fiber Networks also will use Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller.

“Deploying Ciena and rolling out our Managed Spectrum offering is helping us enhance our Nordic fiber infrastructure and meet large-scale data transport needs now and for the future,” commented Peder Naerboe, Founder and Chairman, Bulk Fiber Networks. “The Havfrue is the first direct link between the Nordics and USA in 20 years and the first ever to directly connect USA with Norway. We are ready to deliver services to existing and new customers, who are some of the most advanced customers in the world.”

Bulk Fiber Networks, a division of Oslo, Norway, based Bulk Infrastructure, is a builder and operator of fiber network infrastructure for the Nordics. The company is part of the consortium behind Havfrue, which also includes Aqua Comms, Facebook, and Google (see “HAVFRUE consortium targets transatlantic submarine cable system” and "Google details submarine network investments"). The submarine cable system was constructed by SubCom and achieved ready for service status last December.

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