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The IWCS Symposium Committee has issued the Call for Papers for the IWCS 2020 Cable & Connectivity Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island, USA to be held on October 11-14, 2020 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  The abstract deadline is April 5, 2020.

Infinera, Corning Achieve 800G across 800 km with ICE6

Infinera and Corning Incorporated announced the industry-leading achievement of delivering an 800 gigabits per second (800G) single wavelength with Infinera’s sixth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6) technology across 800 kilometers on Corning’s TXF® optical fiber.

Verizon Transports 800 Gbps across a Single Wavelength

Verizon, along with Ciena and Juniper Networks, have recently completed a test in Verizon’s live fiber network to move 800 Gbps of data on a single wavelength. 

Nokia Bell Labs Sets World Records

Nokia Bell Labs announced that its researchers have set the world record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) over 80 km of standard single mode fiber -- the equivalent of simultaneously streaming 1.5 million YouTube videos – which is four times the market’s current state-of-the-art of approximately 400 Gigabits per second.

Predicting Signal Degradation in Submarine Cables

Lying on the seabed is an interconnected system of submarine communication cables carrying signals for such ubiquitous modern technologies as the internet. Spanning the vastness of oceans, these cables allow for telecommunications between continents. Though difficult, the ability to predict and measure cable performance is necessary for efficiently upgrading the system.

Infinera: 800G over 950 km in a Live Network Trial

Infinera announced today the successful completion of a live network trial of 800 gigabits per second (800G) single-wavelength transmission at 96 Gbaud over 950 kilometers (km) across a long-haul span in a major North American network operator’s production network.

PTC20’s Annual Submarine Cable Workshop, sponsored again this year by the SubOptic Association, was bigger, better and more informative than ever. With over 250 attendees – the value and popularity of this Workshop continues to grow!

Comcast, Ciena Achieve 600G Milestone cross 1,600 Kilometers

New technology generally arrives in the terrestrial network before we see it in the submarine network.  The following, although on the terrestrial side, is an important development and we may be seeing similar developments on the submarine side in the future. 

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