TE News: TE SubCom Demonstrates Record-Breaking Trans-Pacific Transmission

State-of-the-Art Advances Set New Standard for Spectral Efficiency and Distance

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April 18, 2013

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EATONTOWN, NJ, USA - April 18, 2013 --

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that its engineers have demonstrated record-breaking transpacific transmission using both 200Gb/s and 400Gb/s data channels.  The results, presented at the recent post deadline session of the 2013 OFC/NFOEC conference in Anaheim, CA, demonstrated a total capacity on a single fiber pair of 21Tb/s transmitted over more than 10,000km at a spectral efficiency of 6b/s/Hz. This achievement was enabled by careful engineering of the transmitted signals, in order to achieve both long-distance performance and high spectral utilization.

“Transpacific length transmission at 6b/s/Hz spectral efficiency is a significant milestone for undersea communications,” said Seymour Shapiro, CTO, TE SubCom.  “More impressive is that this was achieved using both 200Gb/s and 400Gb/s channels and large total capacity. Such 400Gb/s laboratory experiments typically require multiple coherent receivers, whereas our recent demonstration used a single high-bandwidth receiver.”

In the first part of this groundbreaking demonstration, 106 channels at 200Gb/s each were transmitted over 10,300km with only 33GHz channel spacing.  In the second part of the experiment, the same total capacity was transmitted over 9,200km in 53 super-channels at 400Gb/s each, where each super-channel was detected by a single high-bandwidth receiver.

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. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
For more information visit www.SubCom.com.

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