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. For more information, visit www.SubCom.com.
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.