Ciena upgrades Southern Cross transmission equipment to 100G; total capacity reaches 2.6Tbps

1 Aug 2013

The operators of the 30,000km Southern Cross Cable Network, which stretches between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, have completed a system-wide upgrade to 100Gbps using platforms from Ciena. The new 100G capabilities, added to the network’s existing Ciena 6500 Packet Optical Platforms, bring the total lit capacity of the two cables to 2.6Tbps, Southern Cross sales and marketing director Ross Pfeffer confirmed. The Southern Cross Cable Network is co-owned by Telecom New Zealand (50%), Singtel-Optus (40%) and Verizon Business (10%).

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