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By apacciooutlook | Friday, November 18, 2016
FREMONT, CA: TE SubCom- a provider of submarine network technology- signs a treaty with Ciena- a network strategy and technology solution provider- to develop the open submarine cable networking solutions. The combination of TE SubCom’s advanced wet plant designs and marine installation, and Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics, creates a powerful and flexible next-generation undersea cable system.
The solution helps customers seeking a single point of contact for both wet plant and dry plant by accelerating the transition toward software-defined submarine networks that offer ultimatecapacity and reach, maximum resilience, greater programmability, and lower operating costs. TE SubCom’s Open Cables business model makes it flexible for customers to select their preferred submarine transceiver equipment vendor. TE SubCom’s Open Cables model’s combination of TE SubCom-designed wet plant and Ciena equipment provides customers the option of buying a combined solution.
“As customers increasingly choose to consume network technology in different ways to address evolving network requirements for today’s web-scale world, this alliance with TE SubCom helps us continue meeting their needs for open, programmable, multi-vendor networks to create powerful and flexible next-generation undersea systems,” says Gary Smith, President and CEO, Ciena. “Collaborating with TE SubCom will provide Ciena greater reach into submarine network operators and give customers a more diverse range of options for network configuration.”