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Tata Communications undersea bandwidth capacity now 100 gigabits per second

Ike Suarez | Jan. 27, 2014
Upgrades done with deployment of Ciena Corp.’s technology

Tata Communications is now the only private subsea cable owner globally that has 100 gigabits per  second bandwidth capacity deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure.

A press statement by the telecoms equipment and software solutions vendor, Ciena Corp. advanced the claim as it announced an upgrade by the Mumbai-based Tata Communications to its TGN-P submarine cable system connecting the United States and Japan and to its TGN-IA cable system of three routes across Asia.

The upgrades were done with the deployment of Ciena technology into the cable systems, namely: the 6500 Converged Packet Optical Platform, GeoMesh solution and OneControl Unified Managemen System.

The upgrades now enable Tata Communications to meet capacity bandwidth demands for high bandwidth services and applications such as cloud computing, video ad mobile communications.

Submarine Cable Systems

The TGN-P submarine cable systems spans a distance of 22,300 kilometers while the Intra-Asia network submarine cable system spans 6700 kilometers.

The upgrades consisted of a scaling up in bandwith of these systems' cables to 100 G, according to the Hanover, Maryland-based vendor.

The statement said the upgrades complement Tata Communications' previous GeoMesh deployment on its TGN-Atlantic submarine network that links the US and Europe.

Tata Communications' global network is made up of 210,000 kilometers of terrestrial and subsea network fiber.



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