The first transoceanic cable to achieve 1/2 Petabit per second capacity, and also the first to employ 24 fiber pairs
TOKYO, Oct 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that it has been contracted by Facebook to build an ultra-high performance transatlantic subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the USA and Europe.
Until recently, subsea cable was composed of 16 fiber pairs at most, but today, by using NEC’s newly developed 24 fiber pair cable and repeaters(1), a system can deliver a maximum transmission capacity of a half Petabit per second, the highest to date for a long distance repeatered optical subsea cable system(2).
International data usage across the Atlantic is expected to expand twenty-fold in the 15 years between 2021 and 2035(3). This region is one of the fastest growing regions for data traffic. It has ever-greater demand to lower the cost per bit on submarine cable networks.
NEC has been a leading supplier of submarine cable systems for more than 50 years, and has built more than 300,000 km of cable, spanning the earth nearly 8 times. NEC is a trusted partner in submarine cable operations. They provide all aspects of the operation, including manufacture and installation of optical submarine cables, repeaters, ocean surveys, route designs, training, and testing. NEC’s subsidiary OCC Corporation manufactures subsea optical cables capable of withstanding water pressures at ocean depths beyond 8,000 meters.
(1) NEC qualifies 24 fiber pair subsea telecom cable system
(2) Source: NEC Corporation research
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Source: NEC Corporation
Sectors: Telecoms, 5G
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