ADVA said that its FSP 3000 CloudConnect TeraFlex has succeeded in transporting 300Gbit/s of data per wavelength over a 6,800-kilometer fiber link.
Conducted alongside ADVA’s partner Acacia Communications, the trial was the first in the industry to cover the trans-Atlantic distance with a fiber link typical of a cost-optimized submarine cable using 300Gbit/s channels and a commercially available transponder with real-time digital signal processing (DSP).
The demo, which also achieved the highest spectral efficiency for such a link carrying 300Gbit/s per wavelength with 70GHz channel spacing, highlights the capabilities of the ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex solution to support flexible, ultra-high-capacity, long-haul and subsea data transport.
“This lab trial proves the power of our FSP 3000 TeraFlex to deliver scalable long-haul data transmission with the highest spectral density at the lowest cost-per-bit. It shows subsea and intercontinental network operators that our solution is an ideal choice for transporting enormous amounts of data with the utmost flexibility in symbol rate, modulation format, and channel spacing to maximize the capacity of any given network,” said Sorin Tibuleac, director, system architecture, R&D, ADVA.
“We’ve already shown that our FSP 3000 TeraFlex supports the growing bandwidth needs of metro DCI infrastructure with successful 600Gbit/s trials. Now we’re proving what it can do over the world’s longest links. What makes this trial so significant is that it leverages a commercially available solution that can be configured to achieve the highest capacity on any distance from inter-data center connections to inter-continental links. To accomplish that over a fiber cable with trans-Atlantic reach is a truly unique achievement.”
“This trial broadens the horizons of what can be achieved over great distance in terms of capacity and modulation flexibility,” said Christian Rasmussen, founder and VP, digital signal processing and optics, Acacia Communications.