[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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Published by Infinera. Summary Nyquist subcarriers are a key enhancement to the latest generation of coherent technology.  Subcarrier implementations like ICE4 and ICE6 overcome the drawbacks of single-carrier, highbaud-rate operation to deliver industry-leading optical performance.  In extensive field trials, and with almost two years of subcarrier-based deployments, Infinera has found a typical gain of around 0.8 decibels in the optical …

Keep Watching the Seas: The Current Submarine Cable Boom (SubCableWorld)

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By John Manock, Editor, SubCableWorld The submarine cable industry has had a long and, to say the least, interesting history.  It has bounced around from amazing accomplishments to the depths of despair – from the global euphoria of the first transatlantic telegram between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan in 1858, to the disillusionment caused by the cable’s failure a few …

Infinera: The Current and Future State of Subsea Cables

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Submarine cables have been a tremendous boon to our daily lives. From streaming videos on Netflix, to conducting business over Skype, to keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, subsea cables have filled a critical role in providing a stable and effective means of global connectivity. Submarine cables in the modern world Submarine networks have been relied …

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

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Published by Ciena. Summary 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 …

RTI and GTA Are Constructing Guam’s First Neutral Cable Landing Station and Data Center

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News provided by RTI. San Francisco, California and Piti, Guam, June 25, 2019 –The management teams of RTI and GTA have entered into a joint venture and are constructing the Gateway Network Connections, LLC (GNC) facility that will serve as Guam’s first combined neutral Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Data Center (DC). Guam will land several new cables in the …

How Does TeleGeography Make Their Submarine Cable Map?

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How does one go about keeping track of nearly 400 submarine cable systems and over 1,000 landing stations? Carefully, with lots of precise, year-round tracking, as it turns out. Today, TeleGeography’s mapmakers share their experiences designing their annual submarine cable map, as well as the interactive www.submarinecablemap.com. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, and Neither Was the TeleGeography Submarine Cable …

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IOX Cable – Connecting two billion people

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IOX Cable is the exciting new cable project that promises to bring reliable and high-capacity communication link to connect Southern Africa with South Asia via Mauritius, where IOX is based. Whilst terrestrial links do exist between the two continents, home to more than 2 billion people, it has been many years since the last subsea cable was laid down, and …

New Cross Pacific: From coast to coast

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Responding to ever increasing levels of OTT data traversing the Pacific, the New Cross Pacific Cable consortium (NCPCC) is developing a new subsea cable that will span more than 13,000 km from Hillsboro, Oregon (U.S.A.) to Chongming (China mainland), Nanhui (China mainland), Lingang (China mainland), Busan (South Korea), Toucheng (Taiwan), and Maruyama (Japan). This cable is being developed with a …

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The Northwest Passage

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If ever an internet subsea cable could be said to have a life-changing impact, then that is surely an appropriate way to describe the new cable from Quintillion that brings much needed connectivity to the remote wilds of northern Alaska and Canada. The people of this region are currently having to make do with extremely slow and costly connection to …

The ASC Cable

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During Submarine Networks World 2017 we caught up with Luke Mackinnon, Head of Vocus International at Vocus Communications who told us about their plans to bring additional connectivity into Western Australia from Singapore.  Called the Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC for short), this 4,600Km system will comprise a four fiber pair system that will incorporate a minimum of 40 Tbps of total …