Southern Cross Gets 800G with Ciena's WaveLogic 5

Responding to the constantly evolving needs of its end users who require seemingly endless amounts of bandwidth to continually support web-scale demand for content, video and gaming applications, Southern Cross Cable Limited has once again demonstrated the adaptive nature of its network, connecting the first single-wavelength 800G across a live production network using Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics, the company said.

With WL5e, Southern Cross will continue to adapt its network to be more scalable, intelligent and ideally positioned to respond to the evolving connectivity demands of its customers.

The new 800G channel speed ran error-free on Southern Cross´ live production network between two large, global data centers on the US West Coast and demonstrated record-breaking spectral efficiencies. Southern Cross will begin volume deployment of WL5e in the second calendar quarter of 2020 across various segments of its network, including Trans-Pacific submarine cables and terrestrial cables across US West Coast and New Zealand.

Southern Cross Cable Limited provides fast, direct, and secure international bandwidth from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii to the heart of the Internet in the USA. The Southern Cross network comprises two submarine communications cables with a current potential capacity of over 20Tbs. For more information visit Southern Cross at:

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