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24 January 2013
Tata Communications is upgrading its TGN-Atlantic subsea cable, linking New York to London, to offer 100Gbps services.
Ciena’s 6500 Packet
Optical Platform is being used for the deployment, which is
designed to deliver additional bandwidth and flexibility to
carriers and enterprises in the US and Europe.
The vendor’s GeoMesh solution, designed to remove
traditional networks seams that inefficiently link submarine
and terrestrial networks, is also being deployed on the
"The move to 100Gbps coherent technology on our TGN-Atlantic
cable system demonstrates our leadership in global network
infrastructure," said Genius Wong, SVP of global network
services at Tata Communications.
"Based on Ciena’s GeoMesh, this major deployment
will bring maximum bandwidth, lower latencies, higher uptimes
and seamless scalability for carriers and enterprises, today
and in the future."
The deployment will allow for further bandwidth upgrades
leading to a significant increase in bandwidth available across
the Tata Global Network.
Tata’s Global Network consists of 210,000km of
terrestrial and subsea fibre, and makes up 20% of the
world’s internet routes, carrying 4,200 petabits
of traffic a month
The upgrade is Tata’s first 100Gbps deployment on
its global network and is expected to be in full service during
the first half of 2013.