Ciena to supply GeoMesh optical transport for Japan Information Highway submarine cable upgrade

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says it has won a contract from KDDI Corp. to supply elements of its GeoMesh submarine cable technology portfolio as part of an upgrade to the Japan Information Highway (JIH) submarine network. The upgrade will include adding 100-Gbps services on the 3,000-km link from Miyazaki-to-Okinawa and Shima-to-Okinawa.

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says it has won a contract from KDDI Corp. to supply elements of its GeoMesh submarine cable technology portfolio as part of an upgrade to the Japan Information Highway (JIH) submarine network. The upgrade will include adding 100-Gbps services on the 3,000-km link from Miyazaki-to-Okinawa and Shima-to-Okinawa.

The JIH undersea cable network has provided connectivity to Japan's main islands since 1999. Ciena will supply its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. A unified management capability will provide an end-to-end view of the network for faster service delivery, complete visibility of performance, and remote troubleshooting, the company adds.

"Demand for high-speed fixed and mobile data services, video content and the move to the cloud mean that network services in Japan have never been more important," according to Hidenori Takahashi, a manager at KDDI. "With Ciena supporting the next evolution of the JIH submarine cable, we can ensure the scale and reach our consumer and business customers need for regional and international connectivity."

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