[Whitepaper Download] By Ciena: Side-Stepping the Shannon Limit

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Published by Ciena.


For a decade now, the submarine network industry has benefitted from the arrival of coherent-based modems allowing cable operators to upgrade their submerged assets to previously unthinkable total information-carrying capacities. Channel speeds initially increased from traditional 10Gb/s On-Off Keying (OOK), where laser light was shuttered on and off to represent digital ones and zeros, to 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s per channel, to recent single-wavelength 500Gb/s success over vast transpacific distances, all based on coherent technology.

Submarine cables deployed many years ago are now supporting an order of magnitude increase in total information-carrying capacity. The exact total capacity of an upgraded cable depends upon its unique performance personality, but all increases are indeed astounding. Such cable upgrades breathed new life into existing subsea wet plants, some over a decade old, and allows cable operators to maintain pace with over 40% CAGR in demand, the majority driven by submarine Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications from major content providers. However, with Shannon’s Limit on the horizon, everything will change.

Download the full whitepaper here.

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company, providing submarine network solutions designed to meet the complex networking needs of today and tomorrow’s competitive international operator environments. Leveraging the innovation behind its coherent transmission and intelligent switching technologies, Ciena’s solutions combine and enhance cable operators’ submarine and terrestrial network assets with more bandwidth, higher-availability services, and differentiated customer-focused offerings. For more information, visit http://www.ciena.com.
Ciena is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Submarine Networks World 2019. Connect with Ciena at Stand C02.

About Submarine Networks World
Dates: 16 – 18 September 2019
Venue: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

As the world’s leading annual submarine communications gathering, Submarine Networks World 2019 brings together over 800 industry leaders from more than 300 organisations worldwide in Singapore – a global hub of international connectivity. With new players, new bandwidth-hungry consumers and new challenges on the horizon, the stage is set for the next phase of the industry’s evolution. Get ready for debate, networking and inspiration.

Get your tickets today and save 10%! Offer ends on 26 July 2019.

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Contact Adam Ball at adam.ball@terrapinn.com or call +65 6322 2705 to talk about how you can get involved in our 2019 edition.

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