GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Oi SA, has announced the completion of work on its new high capacity submarine cable system, dubbed ‘Segment 5’. In a press release, GlobeNet confirmed that the new subsea cable system has total design capacity of 30Tbps and links Bermuda and the United States. First announced in January 2012, the deployment will provide more than 30 times the previously lit capacity between the two countries. Segment 5 is described as being able to support 150 wavelengths per fibre-pair at 100Gbps per wavelength. It is approximately 1,350km in length and lands in St David’s, Bermuda and Tuckerton, New Jersey. Further, US-based GlobeNet claims that the dual-ring system has the ‘largest cross-sectional capacity per fibre pair of any system built or contracted to date’. The new Segment 5 system includes the use of TE SubCom Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE), which allows transmission of multiple high-quality, high-bandwidth optical signals over ultra-long distances.
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