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Work under way of ‘world’s’ first 100 x 100 Gbps trans-Atlantic network

Emerald Networks recently announced the selection of TE SubCom and the signing of a system supply contract that will enable the construction of the Emerald Express Trans-Atlantic Cable System.


March 21, 2012  


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Emerald Networks recently announced the selection of TE SubCom and the signing of a system supply contract that will enable the construction of the Emerald Express Trans-Atlantic Cable System.

The first phase will provide both low-latency and ultra-high bandwidth capacity between New York and London, with additional fiber connectivity to Iceland and Dublin. The submarine fiber optic system will be 6,700 kilometres in length and achieve trans-Atlantic capacity rates of 100WL x 100Gbs.

Service will also be available in Toronto and Montreal.

“A significant portion of the marine cable route survey has already been completed with the balance to be conducted in 2012, supporting the Emerald Express system to be ready for service in late 2013,” Emerald said.

“In addition, the Emerald Express system consists of a high capacity connection to Iceland enabling ultra-low latency connections to Europe and North America, with future expansion provided by a stubbed Branching Unit positioned off Ireland for direct connectivity into Portugal.”