SubCom announced that it has reached an agreement with Diamond Link Global to construct an undersea cable system with landing points in Poti, Georgia, and Constanta, Romania. 

The submarine network will be part of a system that will directly connect Tbilisi, Georgia, and Bucharest, Romania. This system will significantly increase capacity and connectivity in the region.

Desktop study for the system has already been completed and route survey operations will begin in the first quarter of 2019.

The 6 fiber pair system utilizes SubCom’s industry leading technology for a design capacity of 21.5 Tbps (43x500Gbps) per fiber pair. In addition to its rapid construction and availability, the Diamond Link Global cable will benefit the Black Sea Region by offering significantly higher design capacity, lower unit costs, lower latency through direct connectivity, and the ability to leverage additional branching units in the future.

“This agreement reflects the strong relationship between Diamond Link and SubCom, which has existed since the construction of the Caucasus Cable System in 2008. During this 10 year period, the cable performed brilliantly and helped tremendously to develop the telecom industry in the Caucasus region,” said Mamia Sanadiradze, CEO of Diamond Link Global. “After 10 years, we came back to our trusted partner, SubCom, in order to construct a new, more powerful cable. Built with the best and latest technology, the cable will supply exploding demand for capacity not only for the Caucasus region, but also for the Middle East, Central Asia and China. I believe the cable’s potential capacity of 129 Tbps, along with the current technology, will be able to supply these regions for the coming decade.”

Michael Rieger, vice president of global sales and marketing of SubCom, commented, “We look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship with Diamond Link as we embark on construction of this important cable route. This submarine cable will not only satisfy the growing demand for connectivity in this region, but also future requirements driven by projected growth.”