The Europe India Gateway(EIG) submarine cable system has been upgraded to accelerate and strengthen connectivity between businesses in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and India, says Ciena, a networking systems, services and software company.
Using Ciena’s submarine network solution, the upgrade allows EIG to utilize flexible, express wavelengths, also known as optical bypass, to reduce operational costs as well as space and power requirements, while improving reliability.
The cable has been upgraded with Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics, which, says Ciena, offers EIG new levels of flexibility, the lowest cost per transported bit, and the ability to meet unpredictable traffic demands. The upgrade adds 24.3 Tb/s of information-carrying capacity to the EIG cable, with a spectral efficiency increase of 52 percent, in comparison to previous technology, says Ciena, adding that, with WaveLogic Ai, EIG can transport up to 400Gb/s per wavelength, driving more capacity per channel at longer distances.
The EIG cable system is a 15,000km international fibre optic submarine cable system that links the United Kingdom with Gibraltar, Portugal, Monaco, France, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and India. As one of the primary data connections between India and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the EIG transports significant quantities of data between consumers and businesses.