GlobeNet, Oi's wholesale submarine cable provider subsidiary, has completed construction of its Segment 5 subsea cable system, linking Bermuda and the United States with capacity of as much as 30 Tbps.
Segment 5, announced in January 2012, replaced its earlier Segment 5 cable (formerly BUS-1) and will provide, it claims, over "30 times the previously lit capacity between Bermuda and the United States."
Built with landing stations in St. David's, Bermuda, and Tuckerton, N.J., the 1,350 km system is designed to support 150 wavelengths per fiber pair at 100 Gbps per wavelength.
To carry traffic over long distances, the Segment 5 system is leveraging TE SubCom's Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE). Over its 22,500-plus km network, GlobeNet offers a suite of international private line (IPL), wavelength, carrier Ethernet and IP transit services.
The completion of Segment 5 is part of a growing base of activity in the submarine cable network segment.
According to a recent Telegeography report, submarine cable operators deployed 54 Tbps of new capacity across the world's major routes between 2007 and 2012. The trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, U.S.-Latin America, Intra-Asia and Europe-Asia routes gained 10 to 12 Tbps of capacity each in the five-year period.
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