Expected to be in service in early 2013, the upgraded network will bring five terabits per second of additional capacity to a crucial global network route connecting North America and northern Asia. As the first direct coast-to-coast 100G trans-Pacific submarine network, this will allow Japan-U.S. Cable customers to enjoy the benefits of increased bandwidth and support rapidly increasing capacity demands.
The Japan-U.S. Cable is made up of more than 26 consortium members, including leading global service providers such as: Verizon Business, AT&T, BT, Sprint, CenturyLink, KDDI, NTT, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Tata Communications, SingTel, Softbank Telecom, France Telecom, Level(3), AboveNet, KT, Starhub, PCCW, and Telstra.
Ready for service in 2001, the Japan-U.S. Cable Network spans close to 23,000 kilometers and includes two landing stations in California, one in Hawaii, and three in Japan. To provide the 100G service, Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical platform with WaveLogic™ 3 coherent optical processors will replace existing 10G optical equipment at each landing station.
WaveLogic 3 optimizes the Japan-U.S. submarine cable network to achieve capacity and reduced latency over trans-Pacific submarine distances while improving the overall economics of the network.