Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tata Communications Upgrades New York to Europe Information Superhighway Cable System Using Ciena’s 40G Coherent Optical Technology

Tata Communications upgrades New York to Europe information superhighway cable system using Ciena’s 40G coherent optical technology

40 gigabits per second enabled services launched on TGN-Atlantic subsea cable allows carriers to offer 4 x faster connectivity and lower costs

New York (NYSE) & Mumbai (BSE) – 16 November 2011 – Tata Communications, a global communications service provider that owns and operates the world’s largest subsea cable network, today announces the launch of 40 gigabits per second enabled services on its TGN-Atlantic subsea cable system from New York to London.

In partnership with Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the deployment of 40G coherent optical technology on the TGN-Atlantic cable is the first on Tata Communications’ global submarine network. The upgrade will deliver bandwidth and flexibility to carriers and enterprises around the world with four times the capacity of traditional 10G wavelengths.

This landmark implementation will pave the way for further upgrades across Tata Communications’ global network, which consists of over 200,000 kilometres of terrestrial network fibre and over 500,000 kilometres of subsea cable. Its network carries 17% of the world’s internet traffic and 2,400 petabits of IP traffic per month.

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