IPS taps Ribbon for submarine capacity

Created January 17, 2022
News and Business

Ribbon Communications, announced that Philippines-based carrier IPS, is to use Ribbon’s Apollo Optical Networking solution to power 100GbE services delivered over both terrestrial and undersea cables from Manilla to Hong Kong and Singapore. The solution deployed by IPS leverages Apollo’s high-performance programmable TM800 muxponder cards on Apollo 9600 series platforms to provide optimised long haul undersea connectivity for 100GbE services.

“Our ability to seamlessly deliver connectivity services to our customers over long distances is key to the success of our business,” said Koji Miyashita, president and CEO, IPS. “Ribbon’s Optical transport technology allowed us to maximise our available capacity and transmit world-class communications applications via our submarine services under the South China Sea.”

“Submarine applications must deliver extensive capacity and carry the highest level of communications services on each channel in order to realise cost efficiencies,” said Mickey Wilf, general manager APAC and MEA Regions for Ribbon. “Our Apollo solution enables IPS to maximise capacity by leveraging dual wavelengths with programmable baud rate and modulation, in conjunction with flexgrid technology.”

For more information, visit https://ribboncommunications.com/


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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.