Asia Direct Cable Consortium employs Infinera’s ICE6 800G for APAC submarine cable routes

Sept. 26, 2023
The Infinera platform will allow the ADC Consortium members to support the surging demand for submarine cable capacity in Asia supporting bandwidth-intensive consumer and business applications.

Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium, the latest open submarine cable in the Asia Pacific, has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent solution on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform to support its submarine cable system.

ADC is a 9,400 km submarine cable connecting China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The cable system is built and operated by a global consortium comprising China Telecom, China Unicom, PLDT, National Telecom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications, and Viettel Group.

To support the growing demand for high bandwidth from global cloud service providers and end-user traffic for cloud applications, the ADC Consortium will deploy Infinera’s ICE6 solution to increase the system’s capacity, enabling high-capacity data transmission across the ADC network. By providing more than 21 Tbps per fiber pair, Infinera claims its ICE6 solution extends the commercial life of the fiber cable, maximizing the return on investment of this critical cable system.

“With the substantial investment in this cable link and the importance of connecting Asia Pacific, it was important to the consortium that we selected the best technology,” said Koji Ishii, SoftBank Corp. and MC Co-Chair of the ADC Consortium. “ADC Consortium selected Infinera’s ICE6 based on its superior performance and highest spectral efficiency, enabling us to provide a greater number of higher-quality services to our customers.”

ADC is just one of several customers leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution. Infinera has also gained traction by providing the 800G platform to Neutral Networks, OTEGLOBE, the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium and GlobalConnect Carrier.

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