Tamares Telecom’s Israel to Europe network goes live

22 August 2012 |


Israeli provider Tamares Telecom has announced that its terrestrial and subsea network, providing connectivity from Israel to European communications hubs, is now operational.

The network includes a submarine cable connecting from Israel to Marseille, France, on to Frankfurt, Germany, and London, UK.

Optical networking vendor Xtera’s submarine solution was selected for the deployment in a submarine line terminal equipment configuration providing 70x100G per fibre pair.

The vendor partnered with network integrator IT International Telecom (IT) for the supply and installation of the network’s transmission equipment and cable.

"This region has experienced explosive growth in traffic from the local high tech boom as well as R&D centres of global giants including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Intel, and Motorola," said Amir Goldstein, executive vice chairman of Tamares Telecom.

"We are happy to work with Xtera and IT's cutting edge technology that enables our network to provide carriers and enterprises with confidence in the quality and security of their international connections."

Xtera’s Nu-Wave Optimi platform is claimed to lower the total cost of network ownership by using a common set of modules for long-haul, unrepeatered and regional repeatered submarine systems.

“Xtera is extremely pleased to be part, once again, of a new international submarine cable system project. This is a further example of how Xtera’s advanced technologies can benefit high-capacity networks for bandwidth-intensive services,” said Jon Hopper, president and CEO of Xtera.