Tata Communications brings 100G to TGN submarine cable

Tata Communications has announced the launch of 100G upgrade along the TGN-Pacific (TGN-P) submarine cable system that connects the US to Japan and three routes in the TGN-Intra-Asia (TGN-IA) market across Asia.

With this latest in a series of investments, Tata Communications becomes the only private subsea cable owner that has 100G deployed across major routes around the world on its own infrastructure.

With Ciena’s 6500 Converged Packet Optical platform and GeoMesh solution, Tata Communications is upgrading its TGN-P submarine cables – which is the longest segment in route km and believed to be the highest capacity subsea cables deployed in the Pacific – to 100G. As a result, Tata Communications now offers 100G transport services on its TGN-P submarine cable system that links the US to Japan, a distance spanning 22,300 km.

The cable connects Emi, Chiba to Hillsboro, Oregon and Toyohashi as well as Aichi Prefecture to Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition, Ciena’s solutions also supports Tata Communications’ Intra-Asia network, which spans roughly 6,700 km.

Genius Wong, senior vice president, Global Network Services, Tata Communications said, “We continue to make significant investments to our global network as we understand that connectivity is one of the most critical backbones in a world where hyper-connectivity has become a part of the everyday fabric of life and business. Investments such as the 100G upgrade to our TGN-Pacific submarine cable and Intra-Asia routes enable us to meet customer demand for high-bandwidth services and applications, whilst ensuring end-to-end network performance for our enterprise and carrier customers across the US and Asia.”

Based on Ciena’s OPn architecture for programmable network infrastructures, that deliver much lower cost-at-scale, Ciena’s GeoMesh and WaveLogic solutions enable Tata Communications to better monetise its network and provide flexibility to its customers. This also allows them to handle capacity demands driven by high-bandwidth services such as cloud computing, video and mobile communications.

With Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System, Tata Communications can also benefit from multi-layer service management capabilities that support streamlined service activation, fault management and performance monitoring.

Jason Phipps, general manager, North America, Ciena said, “As longtime partners, Ciena and Tata Communications have leveraged Ciena’s technology to increase the capacity, extend the life and improve the availability of Tata Communications’ global network. With the most recent upgrades, Tata Communications is expanding these attributes across its Pacific cable to deliver resilient, low latency 100G services between North America and Asia.”

These upgrades complement Tata Communications’ previous GeoMesh deployment on its TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) submarine network that links the U.S. and Europe, and allows Tata Communications to meet its customers’ surging bandwidth demands with lower latency and seamless scalability.

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