Xtera to provide Guantanamo fibre link

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Xtera Communications, a provider of submarine optical networking cable systems, announced today the award of a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the US Department of Defense, to build a new undersea fibre optic cable system connecting the Guantanamo Bay military base with southern Florida.
 
The cable system is approximately 1,500 km long and will enable connectivity to the Defense Information System Network (DISN) via fibre optic technology.

Xtera says it will supply its 100G optimised submarine system solution for this project, including undersea optical repeaters, Nu-Wave OptimaTM Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE), cable and all marine services. Xtera’s new undersea repeaters are unique in using Raman optical amplification to produce very low noise levels and thus allow the distance between repeaters to be maximised.

'We are delighted to be selected by DISA to build this new submarine cable system as a further validation of our offering of high-performance and higher-value turnkey solutions with our next generation repeater,' said Jon Hopper, president and chief executive officer of Xtera.

'This new project is a further step forward in the continued execution of Xtera’s strategy to expand our solution portfolio for the subsea segment with innovative and reliable offerings.'

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