Seacom Deploys Infinera TM-Series for 100G Networks in Africa

Cable operator Seacom is augmenting the international connections of its new metro wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks in South Africa and East Africa with solutions from Infinera.

The operator has deployed Infinera’s TM-Series, which is optimised for 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) and 100Gb/s WDM, for its metro core networking and regional backbone networks. The solution offers scalability for packet-optical networking in metro and backbone applications, as well as low power consumption and low latency.  

Seacom owns and operates a high-capacity international network consisting of multiple submarine cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Seacom’s submarine and terrestrial networks, stretching across 17,000 kilometres, enable connectivity solutions that give carriers, network operators, and service providers the ability to expand and grow their operations across Africa and beyond. The new metro networks are located at key landing points and were designed to handle the increased capacity and to support multiple new services.

Claes Segelberg, CTO of Seacom, said: “Infinera's packet-optical network solution fits easily into our existing infrastructure and allows Seacom to offer a uniform, flexible and scalable platform while minimising our ongoing operational costs.”


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