Southern Cross Selects JDSU to Ensure Quality 10G, 40G and 100G Networks

Milpitas, Calif., January 12, 2012 — JDSU announced today that Southern Cross Cable Network selected JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 40 G/100 G Transport Module  to help ensure the non-interrupted delivery of high-bandwidth services over its high-speed submarine, trans-Pacific cable infrastructure. The new solution is part of JDSU’s field-proven T-BERD/MTS-8000 product line used by major telecommunication operators worldwide.

Southern Cross Cable Network is using the JDSU T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 to support its network upgrade from 10G to 40G − and eventually to 100G − to meet the growing demand for high-bandwidth services and applications. The service provider operates the main Internet channel between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

“The JDSU solution provides the functionality we require as we continue our infrastructure upgrade, ensuring our system will support the quality delivery of higher bandwidth services that our customers demand,” said Brian Smith, engineering services manager, Southern Cross Cable Network.

By using JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 for field tests such as installation, troubleshooting and maintenance, Southern Cross technicians will have remote visibility of the traffic on their 40G network. The new 40G/100G transport module also dramatically speeds up identification of network problems and quickly relays critical data to the Southern Cross Network Operations Center in Auckland, New Zealand, for analysis and resolution.

Additionally, JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 provides Southern Cross a seamless way to comply with Optical Transport Network standards, increasing the functionality of its optical network. 

“JDSU offers the only field optimized testing platform that delivers installation, troubleshooting and service assurance capabilities from 10M to 100G in a single unit,” said Dr. Lars Friedrich, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “With the explosive demand for high-bandwidth services, providers are increasingly moving to high-speed Ethernet to support growing network traffic.”

JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2  

The new 40G/100G Ethernet and OTU3/OTU4 standards  provide four to ten times the bandwidth of 10G technology.  As provider networks are upgraded to manage higher speeds and more network traffic, the JDSU T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 helps ensure quality service activation, efficient testing and troubleshooting for Carrier Ethernet, long haul and metro-core networks, as well as government telecommunications centers.

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