TE News: Third Capacity Upgrade to Caucasus Cable System



May 2, 2016

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TE SubCom to Perform Third Capacity Upgrade to Caucasus Cable System

Network Upgrade to Deliver Capacity Increase to Meet Growing Demand in the Black Sea Region

Eatontown, N.J., USA and Tbilisi, GE – May 2, 2016 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, and Georgian telecommunications provider Caucasus Online, announced today that they have signed a contract to perform a network upgrade to the Caucasus undersea cable system. The upgrade to the 1,200 km regional system will be completed by May 2016.


In service since 2008, the Caucasus Cable System was designed, manufactured and installed by TE SubCom. The system provides high bandwidth connectivity between Poti, Georgia and Balchik, Bulgaria, and successfully serves Georgian markets by providing direct access to Western Europe. Utilizing TE SubCom’s 100 Gb/s coherent transmission technology, the system can now support over 9 Tb/s, more than seven times (7x) the initial design capacity. This latest upgrade will increase lit capacity to 780 Gb/s.


“As the project supplier for both the full system construction and previous upgrades, we greatly value Caucasus Online’s confidence in TE SubCom,” said Aaron Stucki, president, TE SubCom. “We look forward to continuing our support of this essential cable route by providing state-of-the-art technology that enables Caucasus Online to bring high-volume capacity to its customers.”


“Our system has proven vital to achieving connectivity throughout the Caucasus region, and a network upgrade will only improve our service offerings,” said Nikolai Tchiaureli, CEO, Caucasus Online. “TE SubCom’s familiarity with the system will bring with it a seamless capacity increase, and we’re pleased to continue our longtime collaboration with them.”





About Caucasus Online

Caucasus Online was the first ISP in Georgia and nowadays is the leader and largest ISP in the Caucasus region which includes Azerbaijan and Armenia, in addition to Georgia. Services include internet through fiber-optic, long distance and a growing network of VoIP and IPTV. Caucasus Online is the owner and operator of the largest data center and collocation facilities in Georgia, which host 80% of Georgian Internet resources. For further information visit www.co.ge

About TE SubCom

TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the equator. 

About TE

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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