NEWS

TE SubCom wins North Atlantic cable contract

TE SubCom, a submarine cable technology provider, has been selected to supply the North Atlantic Hafvrue cable system, which will connect mainland Northern Europe to the United States – the first system to do so in almost 20 years.

Owned and operated by a consortium of parties including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook, Hafvrue is comprised of a trunk cable that connects New Jersey, US to the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark with a branch landing in County Mayo, Ireland.

The cable will bring modern, high-capacity connectivity to Northern Europe. It will be optimised for coherent transmission and offer a cross-sectional cable capacity of 108Tb/s, scalable to higher capacities utilising future generations of submarine line terminal equipment.

The design will also incorporate wavelength-selective switching reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (WSS-ROADM) from TE SubCom for flexible wavelength allocation in the system design.  These qualities are designed to ensure an easy upgrade path to accommodate future advances in subsea connectivity technology. Aqua Comms will be the system operator and landing party in U.S.A., Ireland, and Denmark, whilst Bulk Infrastructure of Norway will take this role for the Norwegian branch options.

Commenting on the contract win, Sanjay Chowbey, president of TE SubCom said: ‘The Havfrue cable will provide state-of-the-art connectivity for increasing needs of users, ranging from individual consumers to businesses and the research community. SubCom is proud to be selected as the supplier for this project.’

The announcement comes shortly after TE SubCom announced that the supply contract was in force for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) submarine cable system, which is designed to improve communications along the east coast and Horn of Africa (see TE SubCom starts DARE submarine cable system build).

Other tags: 
Company: 
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
StumbleUpon icon
Digg icon
LinkedIn icon
Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Feature

Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

Feature

Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

Feature

Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

Feature

ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.