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Ciena Boosts IMEWE Submarine Cable

IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), the ultra-high capacity fiber optic submarine cable system, is deploying Ciena’s coherent optical solutions and automation software to address network capacity requirements in the region.

Ciena’s solutions provide IMEWE with a network capable of delivering immediate capacity upgrades while providing a foundation for continued growth.

IMEWE is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh solution based on the 6500 packet-optical platform with Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan domain controller software to upgrade its submarine network with increased bandwidth capacity and improved network management.

IMEWE is using Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai technology to deploy 200G per wave on the majority of the IMEWE digital line section. WaveLogic Ai improves on the last generation of technology and is capable of delivering a 400G-optimized engine that drives twice the capacity per channel, three times the distance at the equivalent capacity, and four times the service density to support innovative client services at less than half the power.

Ciena developed an attractive solution for IMEWE Upgrade III using a proven technology, which will efficiently enable IMEWE to meet future bandwidth requirements. Ciena has been able not only to understand our current network requirements but has provided a scalable network development path for future growth,”said Ali Amiri, chairman, IMEWE management committee.