Infinera completes upgrade of Australia-Japan Cable

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Infinera has completed a major upgrade of the Australia-Japan Cable (AJC), which connects Australia, Guam and Japan.

As a result, AJC has now tripled its lit capacity across the system by upgrading their Infinera DTN-X network with Infinera’s fourth gen optical engine ICE4 (Infinite Capacity Engine).

“Infinera’s newest optical engine - ICE4 - enabled AJC to easily add more capacity per fibre pair,” said David Crofts, CEO, Australia-Japan Cable. “The ICE4 upgrade to our DTN-X network from Infinera is performing better than advertised, allowing AJC to easily deliver multi-terabit capacity with low power consumption and the reliability required for subsea networks.”

In addition, the network upgrade adds a 60% end-of-life capacity increase to AJC’s trans-pacific cable system.

“We are delighted to partner with AJC as they expand their network capacity through the deployment of Infinera’s high-performance ICE4 optical engines,” added Andrew Bond-Webster, vice president of sales, Infinera. “Infinera’s subsea solution delivers on short lead times, offering customers like AJC the ability to quickly activate new capacity and reliably restore customer services should a subsea cable fault occur.”

Owned by Softbank Telecom, Telstra, Verizon and AT&T, the 12,700km system became RFS in December 2001.

Infinera has been involved in a number of upgrade projects as of late, at the start of this year it was selected by IRIDEOS to complete its network upgrade delivering connection speeds of 400Gbps across its 30,000km optical fibre network.

In October, Infinera and Telia Carrier collaborated to carry out trials that achieved real-time transmission speeds of 600Gbos on a wavelength at a live production network. The demostration was transmitted from Palo Alto to San Francisco across Telia Carrier’s production network, which is built on Infinera’s FlexILS platform.