Ciena upgrades Black Sea fibre optic network

Caucasus Online has selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to enhance its Black Sea fibre optic network to realize an increase in data transfer capacity of up to 5 Tbps, the company said.

By deploying Ciena´s GeoMesh Extreme submarine solution with high-density 100G transponders, the operator is integrating multi-protocol and low-latency capabilities into its subsea network. As intercontinental data traffic continues to drive bandwidth demands to new levels, Caucasus Online is now able to leverage its submarine optical spectrum for optimized network monetization.

Caucasus Online is the telecommunications company in the Caucasus region. Caucasus Online was formed in 2006 by the merger of major Georgian ISPs: Caucasus Network, Georgia Online, SaNet and Telenet. Since 2008, Caucasus Online has been the sole owner of a 1,200 kilometer submarine fibre-optic cable constructed by Tyco Electronics (today known as TE Subcom) to provide a high-quality fibre-optic Internet connection between Europe to South Caucasus and the Caspian Region.

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