Tamares Telecom Deploys Xtera Submarine Solution on International Network in the Mediterranean Sea

DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire/AsiaNet Pakistan – Aug 22, 2012) – Tamares Telecom, the provider of new international communications from and to Israel, and Xtera Communications Inc. (Xtera), a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, announce that the Tamares Telecom network providing seamless connectivity from Israel to international communication hubs in Europe is now fully operational. For this innovative project, Xtera supplied its advanced, multi-purpose and field-proven Nu-Wave Optima™ platform deployed in a Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE) configuration with 70 x 100G capacity per fiber pair. Xtera partnered with IT International Telecom (IT), a subsea network integrator, to provide Tamares Telecom with a turnkey solution including supply and installation of both transmission equipment and cable.

Tamares Telecom is a communications service provider that operates and markets communication services, paving the way for faster and more reliable internet access. The new fiber optic network, including a new submarine cable connecting Israel to Marseille and from Marseille to Frankfurt and London, is designed to provide a secure, high speed connection for data traffic moving east and west for international carriers.

“This region has experienced explosive growth in traffic from the local high tech boom as well as R&D centers of global giants including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Intel, and Motorola,” said Amir Goldstein, Executive Vice Chairman of Tamares Telecom. ”We are happy to work with Xtera & IT’s cutting edge technology that enables our network to provide carriers and enterprises with confidence in the quality and security of their international connections.”

Xtera’s Nu-Wave Optima™ platform is a unique modular optical transport system designed to lower the total cost of ownership by using a common, integrated set of modules for long-haul, unrepeatered and regional repeatered submarine applications.

Being the first and only 100G equipment in the field since the second half of 2011 with soft-decision Forward Error Correction (FEC), Xtera’s Nu-Wave Optima™ offers the industry’s most advanced 100G solution that is available for multiple optical networking applications. For terrestrial backbone networks, the Nu-Wave Optima™ equipment delivers an unrivalled line capacity of 15 Tb/s on more than 3,000 km. For unrepeatered applications, a capacity of 34 x 100G was recently transmitted over a cable attenuation exceeding 74 dB.

“Xtera is extremely pleased to be part, once again, of a new international submarine cable system project. This is a further example of how Xtera’s advanced technologies can benefit high-capacity networks for bandwidth-intensive services,” said Jon Hopper, President and CEO of Xtera.

The proven Nu-Wave Optima™ multi-purpose platform offers unparalleled 100G WDM performance in real network conditions based on the combination of the industry’s most powerful 100G technology and unique line equipment to face different span configurations. Some examples include:

  • A N x 100G 1,350-km route including a 250-km / 60-dB span;
  • The longest N x 100G all-optical link ever deployed with a reach of 2,500 km, including 24 spans, and going through 9 ROADMS; and
  • 7 Tb/s per fiber pair on a 350-km / 65.5-dB unrepeatered link.

In addition to unrivalled transmission performance, the Nu-Wave Optima™ platform achieved the following industry’s firsts:

  • First soft-decision FEC in the field in 2011;
  • World’s widest 100G deployment (CFE Telecom’s 22,000-km backbone network in 2011); and
  • First 100G repeatered subsea cable system to be put in commercial service (first quarter of 2012).

About Tamares Telecom
Tamares Telecom is a privately held service provider that operates and markets communications services based on a new internationally deployed fiber-optic network. Tamares Telecom provides seamless connectivity from Israel to international communications hubs and enhances the value it brings to its customers with innovative, fast, reliable and cost-effective solutions and services that address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Moreover, the company has joined forces with world-leading technology vendors and business partners. Tamares Telecom is part of Tamares Group. For more information, visit www.tamarestelecom.com.

About Xtera Communications, Inc.
Xtera Communications, Inc. (Xtera) specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional and enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimization. Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success. For more information, visit www.xtera.com.

About IT International Telecom
IT International Telecom is an innovative company proud to provide its clients with customized solutions that meet their telecommunication, power installation and maintenance requirements. IT International Telecom is ISO 9000-2001 certified and has provided network installations in more than 65 countries and counting. IT has offices in Montreal, Canada and Bridgetown, Barbados as well as marine depots in Campbell River and Halifax, Canada. For more information, please visit www.ittelecom.com.


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