Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications (SubCom), an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced it has been contracted to provide the first 40G upgrade in a system more than 9,500km in length. The use of SubCom's next-generation G4 SLTE enables the increase of cross sectional capacity by 100% to 1.92Tbps per fiber pair, a new record for trans-Pacific distance.
"This upgrade marks a significant milestone for both SubCom and its industry, as a long-haul upgrade from 10G to 40G is unprecedented, yet critical to the future viability of existing subsea systems," said David Coughlan, CEO of SubCom.
SubCom remains committed to assisting its customers in the optimization of existing system investments by migrating capacity from 10G to 40G to 100G data rates and beyond. The company is well positioned with both its technology and expertise to ensure its customers are able to consistently provide the most advanced, high-capacity services.
"We have extensively tested 40G traffic on existing systems and are proud to have the distinction of providing our customer with the technology and capabilities that will set the standard for all systems moving forward," said Seymour Shapiro, CTO of SubCom.