Digicel deploys Infinera tech for Deep Blue One subsea cable

Digicel deploys Infinera tech for Deep Blue One subsea cable

Only days after the news that multinational telecommunications company Digicel Group had announced that its new subsea fibre cable Deep Blue One, serving the Caribbean and the northeast tip of South America, had gone live, Infinera, a supplier of open optical networking solutions and advanced optical semiconductors, has announced that Digicel has deployed Infinera’s GX Series modular platform.

The GX Series, featuring Infinera’s ICE6 800G and FlexILS solutions, is described as the industry’s most flexible open compact modular solution, with support for transponder, switchponder, and OLS in a single platform. It will light the Deep Blue One subsea cable, which connects French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Infinera says the deployment offers service providers new, best-in-class connectivity to the southern Caribbean region.

Deep Blue One spans 2,100 kilometres in the Caribbean and Latin America region, providing connectivity to service providers and a direct route for offshore gas and oil rigs.

Deep Blue One will connect to submarine cable operator Southern Caribbean Fibre’s existing subsea cable, which already spans 3,000 kilometres, to connect with 16 islands in the Eastern Caribbean, connecting from Trinidad and Tobago to Puerto Rico with onward connectivity to Miami and New York.

Infinera says that by leveraging its combined solutions, Deep Blue One benefits from the latest optical networking technology, minimising the cost per bit of the subsea cable network and carbon footprint, maximising spectral efficiency and fibre capacity, and significantly reducing energy cost per megabit.


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