Sparkle, Ciena Upgrade US-Chile Submarine Cable

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, and Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, have announced the upgrade of Sparkle´s 10,476km next-generation fibers on the Curie submarine cable, the companies said.

Ciena´s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e), the industry´s first 800G programmable solution, improves capacity and speed on the Chile to US route.

By adopting WL5e, Sparkle´s fiber on Curie will be able to reach a total transmission capacity of up to 450Gbps per channel — which is two times faster than previously available technology. This will result in an ultimate capacity of up to 19Tbps and a 30 percent increase in the network´s ability, giving end-users the possibility to enjoy more HD video and cloud computing applications.

Sparkle will also have direct connectivity between data centers in the US and Chile using Ciena´s GeoMesh Extreme Submarine Network Solution powered by WL5e. In addition, through Ciena´s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, Sparkle will be provided with real-time intelligence and visibility to help its network proactively identify connectivity issues.

Sparkle is TIM Group´s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 540,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Find out more about Sparkle at tisparkle.com.

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. For updates on Ciena, visit www.ciena.com.