Meta’s Anjana submarine cable to land at DC BLOX South Carolina cable landing station

June 6, 2023
Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, a subsidiary of Meta, will own the 7121-km transatlantic submarine cable, which will stretch between Myrtle Beach and Santander in Spain.

DC BLOX, Inc. says that Meta’s Anjana submarine cable will be the second undersea system to land at the data center services provider’s subsea cable landing station (CLS) in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (iTAP) in Myrtle Beach, SC (see "DC BLOX plans Myrtle Beach submarine cable landing station"). The CLS is expected to open this month and will provide power to the cables for optical signal regeneration, host local network equipment, offer colocation space for cable partners and local businesses, and act as a regional exchange point for communications providers.

Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, a subsidiary of Meta, will own the 7121-km transatlantic submarine cable, which will stretch between Myrtle Beach and Santander in Spain. Anjana will have a design capacity of 480 Tbps and is expected to be operational in 2024.

To complement the CLS, DC BLOX is building a high-capacity terrestrial dark fiber route from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta as well (see "DC BLOX taps OFS for Myrtle Beach-to-Atlanta fiber network"). “The exponential growth in data communications traffic worldwide is driving the need for secure, reliable, and high-capacity digital infrastructure everywhere. DC BLOX is proud of our continued investment in South Carolina and the Southeast and are honored that Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC selected Myrtle Beach and our facility to land the Anjana cable,” commented DC BLOX CEO Jeff Uphues.

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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