Digicel taps Infinera for Deep Blue One subsea cable system

Created June 12, 2024
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Infinera says Digicel has deployed Infinera’s GX Series, featuring Infinera’s ICE6 800G and FlexILS solutions, to light the Deep Blue One subsea cable connecting French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago. The deployment offers service providers new, best-in-class connectivity to the southern Caribbean region.

Deep Blue One is a new subsea cable system that spans 2,100 kilometres in the Caribbean and Latin America region, providing connectivity to service providers and a direct route for offshore gas and oil rigs. Deep Blue One will connect to Southern Caribbean Fiber’s existing subsea cable, which already spans 3,000 km, to connect with 16 islands in the Eastern Caribbean, connecting from Trinidad and Tobago to Puerto Rico with onward connectivity to Miami and New York.

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Infinera says leveraging its combined solutions, Deep Blue One benefits from the latest optical networking technology, minimising the cost per bit of the subsea cable network and carbon footprint, maximising spectral efficiency and fibre capacity, and significantly reducing energy cost per megabit.

“Partnering with Infinera to deploy its industry-leading solutions on our network enables us to deliver high-capacity cable performance while minimising our carbon footprint,” said Valery Bijou, CEO of Southern Caribbean Fiber, a Digicel company. “Deep Blue One is a critical cable system, providing our customers and the oil and gas industry with much needed connectivity that did not exist previously. We are excited to offer our Latin America and Caribbean customers new service options.”

“We are pleased to partner with Digicel to power this new cable system with innovative optical networking solutions, enabling new high-performance services and bringing international connectivity to the Latin America and Caribbean region,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.

For more information, visit www.infinera.com

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This article was written
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.