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Telxius and Ciena Collaborate on new Submarine Fiber Network

Telxius offers managed spectrum on Dunant and Marea powered by Ciena

Telxius, the leading neutral telecommunications infrastructure operator, has announced today the company will be collaborating with Ciena a networking systems, services and software company, to power two of the most modern transatlantic submarine cables, Marea and Dunant. With Ciena’s Spectrum Sharing submarine network infrastructure, Telxius is able to provide highly flexible managed spectrum service, offering customers tailored virtual fiber pairs suited to their needs.

Marea and Dunant combined feature one of the lowest latency and highest capacity diverse routes globally. Dunant has recently been added to the Telxius portfolio to complete an unmatched transatlantic proposition in combination with Marea. Both cables will allow customers to benefit from Telxius’ extensive footprint, network capabilities and range of services. Directly connecting Ashburn, Richmond and Virginia Beach in the US to Paris, Madrid and Derio (Bilbao) in Europe, these two systems provide direct access to areas with the largest concentration of data centers in the world and key connectivity hubs. 

Telxius will be using Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme submarine networking solution so as to better address the global connectivity needs of content providers, global enterprise and third-party operators. Important elements of the solution include Ciena’s 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (“RLS”) integrated C&L-band for scalable terrestrial backhaul, and WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics that offer new levels of capacity and fiber efficiencies on Marea and Dunant.

“Telxius is responding to the ever-increasing demand for low latency, high capacity transatlantic connectivity through ongoing network infrastructure expansion”, says Carlos Dasi, CTO of Telxius Cable. “Our scalable, flexible managed spectrum solution, powered by Ciena’s Spectrum Sharing network infrastructure, means that we are able to meet the diverse needs of our global customers.”

“Ciena’s innovative GeoMesh Extreme solution allows Telxius to connect the US and Europe in the most efficient way by reducing latency and go-to-market time so that Telxius can support the delivery of bandwidth-intensive services and applications like streaming video, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud-based services essential to our digital lifestyles,” says Rodolfo Vigliano, Senior Managing Director of Sales at Ciena. “Ciena also supports the backhauls between Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub and the landing station of Marea in Sopelana and the POPs in Paris and Madrid, substantially increasing transatlantic connectivity.”

Source: Ciena media announcement

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