Ciena Upgrades EIG Submarine Cable System

Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) has upgraded the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable system to accelerate and strengthen connectivity between businesses in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and IndiaCiena´s (NYSE: CIEN), the company said.

Using Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) 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 EIG cable system is a 15,000km international fiber optic submarine cable system that links the United Kingdom with Gibraltar, Portugal, Monaco, France, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, 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.

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