Japan-US Cable Network, a consortium which operates a 23,000km undersea cable link across the Pacific, has awarded Ciena a contract to supply 100G packet optical equipment, which will allow it to provide an additional 5Tbps of capacity from early next year. The Japan-US Cable Network is made up of 35 consortium members, including global service providers such as AT&T, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, CenturyLink, KDDI, NTT Communications, REACH, Softbank and Verizon Communications. The network entered service in 2001 and includes two landing stations in California, one in Hawaii, and three in Japan.
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