GlobeNet completes 100G upgrade of Bermuda-U.S. submarine cable

April 23, 2013
Subsea fiber cable operator GlobeNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazilian operator Oi, says it has completed the construction on its new high-capacity subsea cable system, Segment 5. The new fiber-optic cable system, which links Bermuda and the United States, has a total design capacity of 30 Tbps. The build was first announced in January 2012 and will provide more than 30 times the previously lit capacity between Bermuda and the United States.

Subsea fiber cable operator GlobeNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazilian operator Oi, says it has completed the construction on its new high-capacity subsea cable system, Segment 5. The new fiber-optic cable system, which links Bermuda and the United States, has a total design capacity of 30 Tbps. The build was first announced in January 2012 and will provide more than 30 times the previously lit capacity between Bermuda and the United States.

Designed to support 150 wavelengths per fiber-pair at 100 Gbps per wavelength, the new segment is approximately 1,350 km in length and lands in St. David’s, Bermuda and Tuckerton, NJ. As an integral part of GlobeNet’s dual-ring subsea cable system, Segment 5 has the largest cross-sectional capacity per fiber pair of any system built or contracted to date, the company claims.

The Segment 5 system incorporates TE SubCom submarine line terminating equipment (SLTE), which allows transmission of multiple high-quality, high-bandwidth optical signals over ultra-long distances, according to GlobeNet.

“Latin America has seen explosive demand for high-speed bandwidth to support the wide adoption of video, gaming, and online data services over the past few years,” said Erick W. Contag, chief operating officer of GlobeNet. “Always focused on providing the highest quality and most reliable services, this Segment 5 replacement further enables GlobeNet to deliver the latest in technology to its wholesale and carrier clients.”

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