UPDATE ON 40G AND 100G WAVES ON AJC
AJC again participated at the annual PTC conference in Hawaii from 20-23 January 2013. PTC’13 provided an opportunity for AJC to update its consortium of Shareholders and Customers on performance since the Upgrade adding 40G wavelengths that were brought into service in June 2012.
AJC also met with existing and potential suppliers to review developments with 100G wavelengths for the next Upgrade of AJC. The timing and technical performance of 100G wavelengths on AJC are considerations included in the ongoing expansion of the original AJC Design Capacity (maximum potential capacity). With a Design Life of until at least year 2026, the ability to increase the Design Capacity of DWDM cables such as AJC, without the need to change the undersea cable or repeaters, enables enhanced utilisation AJC’s submarine assets.