ECLink undersea cable system slated for capacity upgrades

C&W Networks, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, have reached agreement to launch a capacity upgrade the ECLink undersea cable system. ECLink is the most recent regional system within C&W Network's 48,000 km of submarine network infrastructure to receive a capacity upgrade using TE SubCom technology. The agreement extends TE SubCom's 15-year relationship with C&W Networks.

C&W Networks, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, have reached agreement to launch a capacity upgrade the ECLink undersea cable system. ECLink is the most recent regional system within C&W Network's 48,000 km of submarine network infrastructure to receive a capacity upgrade using TE SubCom technology. The agreement extends TE SubCom's 15-year relationship with C&W Networks.

The ECLink is a 938-km regional submarine cable system between Trinidad and Curacao. The upgraded system will accommodate five 100-Gbps plug-and-play wavelengths with two activated, providing additional scalability for future capacity requirements.

"Our capacity upgrades across the Pan-Caribbean region will help us meet the high performance and network reliability needed so we can offer better and faster services that meet the ever-evolving needs of our wholesale carrier customers," says Paul Scott, president of C&W Networks.

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