ECI Telecom successfully transmited coherent 100G traffic over Bezeq International´s 4.600km submarine cable

Date: Fri, 04/05/2013 - 14:37

Innovative coherent optical solution enables considerable capacity increase in the submarine cable between Israel and Italy
ECI Telecom successfully transmited coherent 100G traffic over Bezeq International´s 4.600km submarine cable Apollo OMLT

ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, announced that it has successfully transported non-regenerated 100G traffic, via the Jonah international submarine cable, owned by Bezeq International, Israel’s leading telecommunications company.  The data was transmitted by the Apollo OMLT over a total distance of 4,600 km, from Tel Aviv to Bari, Italy and back.

•         The deployment of 100G enables more data to be transmitted faster over larger distances.  With advanced coherent soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) technology, such deployments open the door for the delivery of cost-effective next-generation services to carriers worldwide. 
•         The 100G trial was carried out over Bezeq International’s live operational submarine fiber, in conjunction with the Tera Santa Consortium, as part of its research on long-distance adaptive coherent channel behavior. This trial demonstrated the advanced capabilities of ECI 100G transmission system and technologies in compensating for non-linear channel impairments and chromatic dispersion utilizing advanced SD-FEC algorithms. 
•         The Tera Santa Consortium was established in 2011 by leading technology companies and universities to develop the world’s first 1T OFDM-based optical network, with financial backing from the research arm of the Israeli Chief Scientist Office.
•         The Apollo 100G transponder card, already deployed by many customers, brings significant capacity increase to the optical cable, relieving traffic congestion and enabling new applications.

Eran Dariel, GM Portfolio Business, ECI Telecom, said: “ECI once again demonstrated the powerful performance of our innovative coherent technology with SD-FEC algorithms by transmitting 100G link over Bezeq International's submarine cable for 4,600Km with no regeneration. The 100G channels from the Apollo OMLT allow submarine cable operators to increase significantly the network capacity over expensive links with minimal network adjustment. ECI already deployed and trialed 100G solutions in various customer networks and now we also displayed our capability over submarine cables.”

The OMLT Solution
The Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) architecture is ECI’s vision for your next-generation packet-optical transport network, with flexible convergence from metro access to core.  The Apollo OMLT is optimized for next-generation optics, and it brings transparent aggregation and transport of services over 10G to 100G WDM links. Its best-in-class 100G optical performance, OTN fabric, variety of ROADM modules and configurations, tunable lasers, and a GMPLS-based control plane provide one of the most advance NG transport solution available today.  The Apollo family of OMLT was launched in November 2011, and is enjoying great momentum with service providers around the world.  In December 2012, ECI has launched the Native Packet Transport (NPT) family of OMLTs, to deliver an affordable, scalable and easy to manage metro packet transport networks, for lowest TCO.

ECI’s OMLT is managed by the LightSoft® unified Network Management System.


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