Ciena Tapped for KJCN Submarine Upgrade

Korea-Japan Cable Network, owned by KT, SoftBank and others, will move to 100G by using GeoMesh architecture.

April 20, 2015

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HANOVER, Md. -- To enable future growth and support the demand for greater connectivity between Japan and South Korea, the Korea-Japan Cable Network (KJCN) has selected Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) for a 100G network upgrade. This upgrade will allow KJCN to meet the needs of on-demand networking services and traffic growth driven by mobile broadband, cloud computing and HD video. Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution will enable KJCN to increase the ultimate capacity of the cable system to 15 times of the original design capacity.

Key Facts:

  • The KJCN network is owned by the global consortium of communications companies, including KT (Korea Telecom), SoftBank Mobile, QTNet (Kyushu Telecommunication Network) and others. KJCN is comprised of two 250 km repeater-less submarine cables with diverse routes connecting Korea and Japan. The KJCN network is used by traditional carrier customers, as well as web-scale operators and content delivery providers to transfer of a plethora of on-demand service and applications between Japan and South Korea.

    • To help meet growing network demands, KJCN has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics. Along with Ciena’s plug-and-play programmable network elements and 100G coherent technology, KJCN will utilize high-powered Raman amplification to enable very high capacity transmission over these long unrepeatered cable spans to increase the ultimate capacity of the system.

    • Additionally, Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System together with the integrated test set capabilities of WaveLogic will provide end-to-end network management and visibility, helping KJCN to resolve issues proactively and maintain network availability.

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