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Southern Cross Upgrades With Ciena

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Southern Cross Cable Network today announced that it had successfully completed its latest upgrade adding 900Gbs to all segments of the Network, bringing total Network lit capacity to 5.8Tbs.

President & CEO, Anthony Briscoe, commented that Southern Cross continues to work closely with Ciena to continually innovate and take advantage of technology advances to augment capacity in the Network. “Following on from our successes in 2015, we continue to assess our network and service offerings to determine better ways to provide our customers with access to major data centres, resiliency and self-healing, and to satisfy the increasing demand of cloud and web based services.”

“With the growing demand for services such as Lightbox, Vimeo, Netflix, AWS and Azure, the need is not just about capacity but about scalability and flexibility to meet potential demand and provide the maximum value proposition to our customers.”

In a separate release:

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Southern Cross Cable Network today announced that it has deployed the Ciena 8700 Packetwave packet switching platform, augmenting its existing suite of successful Carrier Ethernet services.

President & CEO, Anthony Briscoe, commented that Southern Cross continues to work closely with Ciena to continually innovate and take advantage of technology advances to enhance the value that the Southern Cross Network can bring to its customers and support the development of high-speed broadband in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and the Pacific Islands.

“Southern Cross introduced Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services in 2009, one of the first submarine cable operators to do so globally, initially based on SDH technology, and later enhanced with OTN based services culminating with the activation of 100GbE services earlier in 2015.”

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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