Submarine networking cables support the far majority of transoceanic data traffic, making these networks critical in delivering on customer demands. Network operator are tasked with optimizing network performance, and artificial intelligence and future-forward packet-optical platforms are making this possible.
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP announced the selection of Ciena’s Geomesh Extreme solution to provide exceptional connectivity capability among the United States, Australia, New Zealand as well as the Pacific Islands.
“As the provider of the largest and fastest link between Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., we recognize our customers’ need for innovative capacity solutions that support a shorter time-to-market and improved revenue generation. Our collaboration with Ciena will allow us to both scale our infrastructure with minimal operational complications and meet market requirements for greater connectivity and diversity across the Pacific,” Remi Galasso, Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP.
This deployment marks the first such of its kind, linking Oceania and the U.S. west coast optimized to support coherent wavelength technology. Initially launched July of this year, the cable touted bringing nearly 44 terabits per second of additional capacity to market. Since the deployment of Ciena’s Geomesh solution, the network is providing a capacity of 67 terabits per second.
The project includes Ciena’s 6500 SLTE (Submarine Line Terminating Equipment), the Waveserver Ai, Blue Planet MCP (Manage, Control and Plan) in addition to the GeoMesh Extreme.
“Hawaiki is making its mark in the Pacific region by delivering greater connectivity, diverse routes and competitive pricing that are greatly benefitting local businesses and consumers. Ciena’s optical and packet networking platforms will serve as a great complement to Hawaiki’s already extensive submarine network, addressing and adapting to the modern requirements of a bandwidth-hungry environment,” Rick Seeto, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, Ciena.
Adaptive networking is elevating networks to new performance benchmarks, pushing the boundaries of possibility to support the mounting capacity demands of the cloud era.
Edited by Maurice Nagle