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Nortel successful in ambitious submarine cable trial

Nortel Networks Corp. has successfully trialed 40 Gigabit optical technology across an ultra long distance sub...


September 2, 2009  


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Nortel Networks Corp. has successfully trialed 40 Gigabit optical technology across an ultra long distance submarine cable to prove that available bandwidth can be increased by over two times on Reliance Globalcom’s Atlantic cable FA1.

 

The demanding trial was conducted over a 6,000 kilometre submarine segment between England and the U.S.

 

During the trials Nortel equipment was added to both ends of the third-party submarine cable, with Nortel saying it was able to demonstrate the ability to provide over two times the bandwidth capacity without the need to replace or upgrade the submarine cable or undersea repeaters.

 

In addition, the FA-1 cable was looped back to create a continuous 12,000 kilometre segment.