Southern Cross Cable Network reported that it will use the Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 3 platform to add an additional 500Gb/s to both cables by July 2014.
Southern Cross CEO Fiona Beck said, “This latest expansion will be our largest to date, increasing our total lit capacity across the two Southern Cross cables from 2.6Tb/s to 3.6Tb/s.”
The 2014 network expansion will be underpinned by Ciena´s flexible grid and WaveLogic optical technologies, which will increase Southern Cross´ potential capacity capability to 12Tb/s.
Southern Cross Cable Network provides fast, direct, and secure international bandwidth from Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the heart of the Internet in the USA. Southern Cross Cable Network is owned by Telecom NZ (50%), SingTel-Optus (40%) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) (10%). Southern Cross Cable Network has offices in Bermuda, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington. For more information visit http://www.southerncrosscables.com
Ciena is a network specialist. The company´s website is at www.ciena.com.