French Polynesian telecom operator ONATi, a subsidiary of the OPT French Polynesia Group, has selected Intelia and Ciena to increase the capacity of the Honotua international submarine cable to 300Gb/s.
The last stage of operations sees the cable upgraded using Ciena’s Geomesh Solution – powered by the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and WaveLogic Ai technology – providing 300Gb/s of information-carrying capacity on a cable system supporting an upgrade path to 5Tb/s of total capacity to rapidly address future growth.
The Honotua international cable is a 4,500km submarine communication system that interconnects several islands of French Polynesia from Tahiti to Hawaii.
Deployed in 2009, the system is owned and operated by the OPT French Polynesia Group to supply connectivity to more than 220,000 mobile subscribers, 45,000 fixed Internet customers and 16,000 audio-visual multimedia users.
The local expertise of the integrator Intelia and operator teams combined with Ciena’s innovative technology and submarine network experience were said to be critical to ensure the connectivity requirements.
“This turnkey project is an important milestone for boosting French Polynesia international connectivity and we are proud ONATi has collaborated with Intelia and Ciena to implement it,” said Romain Dhalluin, CEO, Intelia.
“Through the collaboration with ONATi and Intelia, we’ve increased the capacity of the Honotua international submarine cable to 300Gb/s, creating a super-fast digital highway that addresses the connectivity needs of French Polynesia,” said Matthew Vesperman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Ciena.Click below to share this article