Sunday, 03 July 2022

Sustainable Information Superhighways: Ciena’s Vision of Submarine Networking

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 21 April 22

We spoke to Ciena’s VP Global Submarine Network Sales, Ian Clarke, to get his thoughts on some of the hottest topics in the submarine cable industry ahead of Total Telecom’s Submarine Networks EMEA event next month

What are the most exciting regions in the submarine cable industry right now and why? Although there are existing things happening all over the world, with new submarine cables and technologies announced, Africa is at the forefront these days.  Numerous cables have been announced that will encircle Africa unleashing unprecedented international connectivity to Africans, especially in coastal countries. These cables, which complement existing submarine cables already successfully providing international connectivity to Africa for many years, are massive in terms of both reach and capacity and will also provide flexible capabilities to the region, such as active Branching Units for increased traffic diversity, protection, and routing. Interest in deploying cables in the polar regions has grown recently …

What are the most exciting regions in the submarine cable industry right now and why? Although there are existing things happening all over the world, with new submarine cables and technologies announced, Africa is at the forefront these days.  Numerous cables have been announced that will encircle Africa unleashing unprecedented international connectivity to Africans, especially in coastal countries. These cables, which complement existing submarine cables already successfully providing international connectivity to Africa for many years, are massive in terms of both reach and capacity and will also provide flexible capabilities to the region, such as active Branching Units for increased traffic diversity, protection, and routing. Interest in deploying cables in the polar regions has grown recently …

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