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Tyco transmits 40 Gigabits per second signal on Trans Pacific undersea system

Tyco Telecommunications, www.tycotelecom.com, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, today announced the successful d...


March 25, 2009  


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Tyco Telecommunications, www.tycotelecom.com, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, today announced the successful demonstration of 40Gb/s transmission over ultra-long haul distances.

 

The test was conducted using dark fibers on the existing Tata Communications TGN-Pacific submarine cable system that links Tokyo to the U.S. West Coast.

 

The data was carried from Toyohashi, Japan to Los Angeles without the need for regeneration. The demonstration marks the next step in the ongoing progression of undersea cable data rates and will ultimately enable such undersea cable systems to carry more capacity over existing links, Tyco said. 

 

“We view this development as a significant milestone in the evolution of undersea cable transmission capability,” said Dr. Seymour Shapiro, vice president, research and development and chief technology officer of Tyco Telecommunications. In the trial, a 40Gb/s signal was transmitted across two segments of Tata Communications’ TGN network for a total of 11,000 kilometres of undersea repeatered cable.