09 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
TE SubCom has announced the launch of its Ocean Control suite, a solution that enables automated control of terrestrial and undersea networks via an external controller.
By enabling automated control over all parts of a
communications network, the Ocean Control suite offers remote
programmability and control of an entire communications
network, both terrestrial and undersea.
Mark Enright, vice president, customer solutions of TE
SubCom said: "The Ocean Control suite enables us to further
strengthen SubCom’s commitment to customers,
through our partnership with Ciena. With this new technology,
we’re building the API platform that will underpin
the future of an optimised network control interface."
This new offering will increase the capabilities,
efficiencies and options available to an external orchestrator.
This technology provides network efficiency through use of
software-defined networking (SDN).
The suite uses RESTful application programming interfaces
(APIs) with read and write functionality to interface with
undersea network elements like Wavelength Selective Switch
Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer (WSS ROADMs).
SubCom’s partner Ciena is among the first to take
advantage of the new API capabilities, which will be
demonstrated to a select audience in Ciena’s
Ottawa labs in May.
"We look forward to the opportunity to put the SubCom APIs
to good use. They will provide a seamless integration into our
Blue Planet manage, control and plan domain controller to
enable the automated delivery of services across Ciena
packet-optical networks, and more programmable management,"
added Ian Clarke, vice president, global submarine systems of
The first release of Ocean Control is available now
supported by TE SubCom’s enhanced Line Monitoring
System (eLMS). Two additional releases are anticipated later
this year that will further expand and enhance the Ocean
Control suite’s functionality to cover all major
wet and dry network elements.
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