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Two records for Infinera Trans-Atlantic trial


ICE6 Trial on MAREA trans-Atlantic cable yields 30 Tb/s capacity and the first 700 Gb/s wavelength

Over the past few weeks, Infinera has had the opportunity to perform a submarine network field trial over the MAREA trans-Atlantic cable with its ICE6 optical engine, which has a headline data rate of 800 Gb/s over terrestrial network routes.

The trial produced two record results: 30 Tb/s trans-Atlantic capacity and the first trans-Atlantic 700 Gb/s Wavelength

MAREA is described by Infinera as the benchmark for trans-Atlantic cable systems, as it was specifically designed for high-performance coherent transmission – it is the cable system on which every submarine network vendor’s implementations will be measured.

The ICE6 results can be put into two categories, says Infinera: 'Hero' results with no additional deployment margin, and 'deployable' results where there is allocated margin to allow real services to be deployed at this data rate or with this total capacity.

MAREA 'hero' results over 6,640 km are: 30 Tb/s of total capacity on a single fibre pair, 700 Gb/s data rate per wavelength. MAREA 'deployable' results over 6,640 km are: 28 Tb/s of total capacity on a single fibre pair and up to 650 Gb/s data rate per wavelength

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