TE News: TE SubCom Commences Manufacturing of C+L Technology, Effectively Doubles Available Bandwidth Per Fiber Pair



January 11, 2017

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TE SubCom Commences Manufacturing of C+L Technology, Effectively Doubles Available Bandwidth Per Fiber Pair

Lighting up additional wavelengths in the L-band, C+L repeater technology to be utilized in contracted system scheduled for 2018 activation

EATONTOWN, N.J., January 11, 2017 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has begun manufacturing of C+L optical transmission technology, a significant advancement for cable system operators seeking ultra-wide, low-latency transmission. C+L technology effectively doubles the available bandwidth and capacity per fiber pair. A second length of Erbium-doped fiber in the undersea repeaters provides amplification and support for wavelengths on the long wavelength side of the traditional C-band for telecommunications applications. While an evolutionary step in fiber-based amplification technology, C+L technology, which TE SubCom is currently manufacturing for a contracted system that is scheduled for activation in 2018, provides a revolutionary step in available fiber and undersea cable transmission capacity.

For example, a transatlantic cable using eight fiber pairs equipped with C+L technology can carry an unprecedented capacity of up to 325 terabits per second. This massive transmission capacity results in an extremely low cost per transported bit and represents an exceptional value to cable operators. Furthermore, C+L’s efficient use of fiber bandwidth and the subsequent limited number of fiber pairs required for transmission capacity, enable the cable itself to remain a compact and cost-effective design.

“This is a significant milestone for our company as we believe we’re providing our customers with the bandwidth and capacity that they need to power today’s networks, within a system that is reliable, cost-effective and ready for implementation,” said Neal Bergano, vice president and chief technology officer, TE SubCom.

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 globe 15 times at the equator. For more information, visit www.SubCom.com.

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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