KDDI Selects Ciena Packet Optical Platform for Submarine Cable to Provide 100G Services

KDDI Selects Ciena Packet Optical Platform for Submarine Cable to Provide 100G Services Image Credit: Ciena

Ciena said that it has been selected by KDDI Corporation for the Japan Information Highway (JIH) submarine cable upgrade to help meet surging demand driven by factors such as increased data communications. Deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solutions, KDDI will be able to provide high-capacity 100G services on its 3,000km link from Miyazaki-to-Okinawa and Shima-to-Okinawa, said Ciena.

KDDI is enabling the high-capacity, cost-effective JIH submarine link with Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics, while Ciena’s unified management capability ensures an end-to-end view of the network for faster service turn-up, complete visibility of performance and remote troubleshooting.

According to Ciena, with its WaveLogic coherent optics, service providers like KDDI can efficiently scale their networks to support today’s surging web-scale demands driven by cloud computing, mobile connectivity and HD video.

Hidenori Takahashi, Manager, KDDI
Ciena’s cutting-edge optical transmission technologies enables JIH to be the state-of-art submarine cable systems. Demand for high-speed fixed and mobile data services, video content and the move to the cloud mean that network services in Japan have never been more important.

Anthony McLachlan, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pasific, Ciena
Cloud, mobility, big data, social media, and streaming video continue to put tremendous pressure on today’s networks, using significant bandwidth and calling for unprecedented levels of flexibility. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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