TE SubCom has released Ocean Spectrum bandwidth manager software, which should in conjunction with TE SubCom’s Ocean Gateway products, enable cable operators to select their preferred submarine line terminating equipment (SLTE) line card supplier and create an interoperable and complementary dry and wet plant.
Both Ocean Spectrum and Ocean Gateway were developed to reinforce TE SubCom’s Open Cables business model and facilitate support of multiple vendors across common fiber pairs.
According to TE SubCom, with the release of Ocean Spectrum, the complete technology offering behind Open Cables now grants cable operators unprecedented flexibility, network performance and commercial opportunity. Reportedly, Ocean Spectrum provides enhanced power control and additional spectrum management, facilitating the coexistence of multiple tributaries from partial fiber pair owners.
“When we introduced Open Cables and Ocean Gateway in 2015, we opened up a world of possibilities for our customers while still offering the best in class solution for both wet and dry plant,” said Mark Enright, vice president, customer solutions, TE SubCom. “Now with Ocean Spectrum bandwidth manager, cable operators have both the capability and the precision control to choose from several SLTE vendors on the same fiber pair while utilizing the latest technologies that are available at the time of system completion or upgrade.”