Xtera awarded turnkey submarine system contract by DISAStaff Writer | September 27, 2017
Xtera announced the award of a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to build a new regional submarine cable system.
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The new submarine cable system for DISA is designed to deliver high-capacity at the lowest cost per terabit per second.
Leveraging its exceptional project management capability and strategic industry partnerships, Xtera will deploy a full turnkey subsea system, including undersea optical repeaters, Nu-Wave Optima Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE), cable and all marine services.
Xtera’s advanced submarine repeater has been designed with reliability and performance in mind, generating a robust transmission system offering through the utilization of Raman technology.
The Nu-Wave Optima is Xtera’s optical Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport that provides industry-leading capacity and ultra-long-reach capabilities configured to support all networking applications.
As the second subsea system contract awarded to Xtera by DISA, and the first turnkey subsea system contract award since Xtera’s recent acquisition by H.I.G. Capital, this new project represents a strong vote of confidence in Xtera’s team and products. ■