C&W Networks to upgrade subsea network

C&W Networks has selected Xtera to upgrade its subsea network serving the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America and the US.

The 48,000 mile route, which serves 42 countries, will be upgraded to 100G using Xtera's Nu-Wave Optima optical networking platform.

The move also included upgrades to the following route: 1,570 km Gemini - Bermuda cable system, the 1,700 km Caribbean - US (CBUS) cable system, the 1,700 km East West Cable (EWC) system, the 1,440 km festoon Eastern Caribbean Fibre System (ECFS) and part of the 8,700 km ARCOS-1 submarine ring.

"The global build-out of data centers, coupled with rapid deployment of cloud-based services, are driving renewed demand for even higher fixed and burst rate connections with emphasis on high availability through redundancy," said Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks. "Our goal is to proactively prepare our networks with the right technology to efficiently address the evolving business needs of today and the future. We are very excited to enhance our network performance to100G and 100G+ and Xtera was a natural choice for us."