Southern Cross completes 100G expansion

31 July 2013 | Natasha Culzac


Southern Cross Cable Network has today announced the completion of its Ciena-powered 100G expansion, which will help it support Australasian connectivity.

The implementation of 100G technology is vital for Southern Cross to enhance its 30,000km submarine network to further work towards high speed broadband in New Zealand and Australia.

“The 100G transmission equipment increases total lit capacity across our two cables to 2.6Tbps. If deployed on all Southern Cross fibres, along with gridless optical networking, our potential capacity capability increases to 12Tbps, between Australia/New Zealand and the USA,” said Ross Pfeffer, sales and marketing director at Southern Cross.