Undersea Communications Technology News

25 Apr 2017

ABS Facilitates Polar Code Operational Assessment

The assessment, which identifies operational risks and limitations, was performed with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, on its cable-laying vessel, Responder. Image courtesy of TE SubCom, ABS

ABS facilitated a Polar Code Operational Assessment, a milestone in the implementation of the IMO Polar Code. The assessment, which identifies operational risks and limitations, was performed with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, on its cable-laying vessel, Responder. “Completing this assessment is a critical milestone for the marine industry and the first of its kind in North America,” says ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.

22 Jul 2014

New Subsea Fiber-optic Cable to Link N. America & UK

CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson fronts survey vessel: Photo (2011) Hibernia Express

TE SubCom has announced the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to the major metro areas. Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform. It will be a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100x100 Gbps design capacity.

14 Jan 2012

TE SUBCOM Closer to Delivering Undersea System

Company Demonstrates 100Gb/s-Based Transmission at 10Tb/s per Fiber Pair with First Generation Coherent Transmission Equipment. TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced it has successfully demonstrated 100Gb/s coherent transmission over trans-Atlantic distances at ultra-high 10Tb/s total capacity on a single fiber. The test was completed using a prototype of the company’s new, first generation smarTEr C100 transceiver. “This significant customer demonstration builds on a 60-year track record of commitment to specialized, long-haul undersea transmission research and development and success in delivering capacity-record-setting undersea cable systems,” said David Coughlan, CEO, TE SubCom.

05 May 2011

Subcom Successfully Demonstrates New 4-Port Branching Unit

MORRISTOWN, NJ, USA – May 2, 2011 –TE SubCom (SubCom), an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced it has successfully completed testing of its new 4-port branching unit, making it the first undersea communications supplier to offer the solution and paving the way for the deployment of multilayered undersea telecommunication networks. An upgrade from the standard 3-port branching unit (BU), the 4-port BU is capable of handling three separate power paths and enables alternative powering configurations.

08 Jan 2008

Construction of Cable System in Africa

According to allafrica.com, the construction of the 42650 ft. Sea Cable System connecting the South and East Africa countries of South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Tanzania with India and Egypt has commenced. SEACOM Limited and its supplier -Tyco telecommunications, a business segment of Tyco Electronics Limited and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services are carrying the project. SEACOM attained full and unconditional financial close on November 9, 2007. SEACOM and Tyco Telecommunications brought the construction contract for the full delivery of the system in force on November 13, 2007.

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