[INTERVIEW] 5 questions with Henrik Larsson Lyon, CEO of Hexatronic, Associate Sponsor of Submarine Networks World

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Hexatronic have long been a valued sponsor and supporter of Submarine Networks World, tell us what it is that attracts you to the event? Here at Hexatronic we place a lot of importance on our submarine cable business. We have had a very constructive year to date with several new contracts awarded in the first half of 2020, including cable supply …

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: Faster, Further, Smoother: The case for probabilistic constellation shaping

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Overview: Conventional coherent modulation based on quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) has limitations related to granularity, reach, and baud rate flexibility. A new modulation paradigm, probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS), promises to address these limitations while taking us to within touching distance of the Shannon limit, the theoretical maximum data capacity for a given amount of spectrum in the presence of noise. Download the full …

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HIGHER BAUD RATES

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Ultimate Guide to Higher Baud Rates

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Summary: Since its emergence in the late 2000s, coherent technology has undergone several transitions. First it went from 40G to 100G, then from hard-decision forward error correction (FEC) to soft-decision FEC, and finally from single-rate interfaces to flexible-rate interfaces with additional modulation schemes such as 8QAM (150 Gb/s) and 16QAM (200 Gb/s). With no end in sight to the traffic growth …

The Advantages of Indium Phosphide Photonic Integration in High-performance Coherent Optics

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Advantages of Indium Phosphide Photonic Integration in High-performance Coherent Optics

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Summary: A wide range of cloud and video applications, together with the increased access speeds enabled by 5G, DAA, and next-generation PON, are driving the need for ever more optical bandwidth. To deliver this bandwidth, optical vendors are developing a broad range of coherent optical transceivers addressing different segments of the market, each with its own set of design considerations. …

Interactive Submarine Cable Map Reveals 447 Cable Systems Under the Sea

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TeleGeography’s 2020 Submarine Cable Map has arrived alongside a new interactive experience that includes free map downloads for users. (High-quality printed editions are available, as well.) This new edition, sponsored by Telecom Egypt, depicts 447 cable systems and 1,194 landing stations that are currently active, under construction, or expected to be fully-funded by the end of 2022. New Builds of …

Behind the scenes: keeping the world communicating during Covid-19 – An ESCA perspective

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Original article from ESCA At a time of unprecedented risk to human health, subsea fibre optic cables enable the world to continue functioning and to remain connected by delivering light-speed communication across the globe into homes and businesses. The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) notes that approximately 99% of the world’s communications are provided by such subsea cables, without this …

New International Submarine Cable Connects Maldives to Sri Lanka

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Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) is pleased to announce the contract to construct a new submarine cable project, the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system (MSC). The system will facilitate a direct connection between the Maldives and Sri Lanka increasing regional capacity and network diversity.  MSC is a four fiber pairs system, equipped with HMN high-output titanium housing repeaters to achieve span …

PRESS RELEASE: Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom announce the completion of the manufacturing aspects of the DARE1 submarine cable

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Djibouti City, DJIBOUTI, Mogadishu, SOMALIA, Nairobi, KENYA, and Eatontown, NJ, USA – December 4, 2019 – Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom today announced that all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system are complete. The system will have four landing stations to help expand connectivity in Eastern Africa: Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), …

PRESS RELEASE: Angola Cables and DE-CIX Partner to Bring the World’s Largest Interconnection Ecosystem to Brazil

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The partnership is set to expand global connections for Latam ISP’s and Content Networks DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE HERE. Angola Cables, an official reseller for DE-CIX worldwide will focus on developing remote peering links with ISP’s and content networks in the Latam region. The DE-CIX global interconnection ecosystem provides premium interconnection services to more than 1 700 operators, ISP’s and …

PRESS RELEASE: Angola Cables and TM Global Successfully Establish Proof of Concept of a New Cable Route

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The express southern hemisphere subsea cables connection will pave the way for a global digital highway stretching from South America to Asia, via Africa DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE HERE. Most of the global internet traffic today utilises infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere, which includes parts of Asia, Africa …