Xtera completed marine installation of subsea cable system
Xtera completed testing of all the fiber pairs between the two landing sites in the fourth quarter of 2015. All of Xtera’s work has been completed on schedule.
The approximately 1,500 km long cable system is built with Xtera’s Raman-based repeaters offering multiple optical transmission benefits, including wider spectrum, better noise performance, longer repeater spacing and higher tolerance to strong increases in span loss compared with repeaters based on erbium-doped fiber amplifiers.
“This new repeatered project has been deployed after the successful upgrade of the High capacity, Undersea Guernsey Optical-fiber (HUGO) subsea cable system connecting Porthcurno (UK), Guernsey (UK) and Lannion (France), where Xtera’s next generation wideband repeaters were inserted into the existing cable plant to increase system capacity,” said Stuart Barnes, senior vice president and general manager, Xtera Submarine Business. ■