Under the Hood of Submarine Repeaters

To get a better understanding of the actual aging characteristics of the pump lasers in real operating conditions, Xtera has equipped its repeaters with a range of sensors and linked them to its supervisory system. Here we present the results from two installed cable systems

One Hop Beyond:

Creating Regional Connections From Data Centers Through Fiber Selection and High-Powered Amplifiers

London scientists build ‘ultra broadband nearly three million times faster’ than UK home fibre optic internet connections

The research leader at UCL who amplified the way light carries data said achieving supercharged transfer speeds was key to providing a ‘backbone’ for demanding 5G networks powering driverless cars and smart cities.

SubTel Forum Magazine #107 – Regional Systems

-Lighting up the Pacific by John Hibbard and Paul McCann -Ireland: The Regional Communication Infrastructure Approach Needs to be an International One by Derek Cassidy -Breaking the Ice by Hector Hernandez -Grand Plans: Atlantic Digital Port by Fiona Beck

SubTel Forum Magazine #103 – Data Centers and New Technology

Data Centers by Derek Webster -Extending the Subsea Network to the Data Center by Erick W. Contag -3 Questions with Christine Cabau Woehrel -Cost-Effective Intercontinental Data Center Connections by Alan McCurdy -Technology for Minimum Compromise by Tony Frisch

Two C, or not two C?

One can never have too much capacity or too low a cost; these have been two significant drivers in telecoms for quite some time. The desire for as much capacity as possible pushed Xtera ( to develop all-Raman terrestrial systems with 100 nm bandwidth and great reach.

Learn from experience

s data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

Xtera talks automation, virtualisation and increased bandwidth

Xtera founder and CSO Robert Richardson and CTO Tony Frisch talk the company’s latest innovations and the condition of the industry from the perspective of a supplier

Optical Networks Daily – 22nd March 2018

The overall impression of the Open Compute Project Summit 2018 in San Jose is that the hyperscale cloud operators have reached such size and power that they are able to throw their weight around without worrying too much….

Xtera® Executives Talk about Latest Contract Award

In late September, submarine fiber optic systems supplier Xtera® announced that it had been awarded a turnkey contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to build a submarine cable system linking the U.S. Navy’s base at Guantanamo Bay to Puerto Rico.

Xtera Delivers The Most Advanced Undersea Technology Available

Xtera delivers global subsea projects that are bespoke to each individual customer’s requirement. The company’s products and solutions are technically innovative, with recognized industry leading reliability and performance.

Interview with Robert Richardson, Xtera

In early 2017, H.I.G Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications and relaunched the company as Xtera. Since then, the company has shifted its focus solely on the submarine market, including subsea cable upgrades, new builds, and the recovery and redeployment of systems.

The New Xtera, Moving at Speed

Today’s data-driven businesses must move at the speed of light. With such a bright future for data communications on the horizon, Xtera is rushing ahead of the market with new ideas to push the pace of innovation and deliver on the promise of reliable, fast connections to support the increasing array of services that require our high bandwidth network expertise.

Industry Spotlight: Xtera CSO Robert Richardson Looks Ahead

The world of submarine cables is currently very dynamic, and vendors supporting the various cable projects around the world are seeing new opportunities and taking on new technical challenges.

Achieving Safety And Compliance With ISO 9001:15 Certification

Many service providers are now in the process of upgrading to ISO 9001:2015 certification, which is the latest iteration of the International Organization for Standardization’s Quality Management System (QMS).

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Provisional Acceptance granted for NO-UK Cable System

STAVANGER, Norway, Dec. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NO-UK Com AS and Altibox are pleased to announce that Provisional Acceptance has been granted for the NO-UK submarine cable system linking Newcastle and Stavanger. This milestone marks a significant achievement in…

GCS Pte. Ltd. and Xtera launch construction of the Galapagos Cable System

Singapore; Allen, Texas, USA; and Manta, Ecuador – October 1, 2021 – Galapagos Cable Systems Pte. Ltd. (GCS) and Xtera, Inc., a provider of subsea fiber optic systems, are pleased to announce that the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract…

FSMTC announces the completion of the Hantru-1 upgrade

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia and Allen, Texas – 21 September 2021 – FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) announced today that Xtera, Inc., a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, has completed the Hantru-1 upgrade. FSMTC is the premium telecommunications…

NO-UK granted final permits and commences marine installation programme

Stavanger, Norway and London, England – June 6, 2021 – NO-UK Com AS, Altibox Carrier and Xtera are pleased to announce that the marine programme for the NO-UK submarine cable system has commenced with loading completed in Nordenheim, Germany. Installation…

FSMTC Awards Contract to Xtera to Upgrade Hantru-1

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia and Allen, Texas – 14 January 2021 Xtera, Inc., a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, announces a new contract with FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC).  FSMTC is the premium telecommunications service provider for Pohnpei,…

Construction launch of submarine fibre cable between Norway and UK

ALLEN, TEXAS – February 21, 2020 Altibox Carrier and Xtera announced today that they had started construction of a new repeater-based cable system between Norway and UK. Xtera is a provider of novel subsea fibre optic solutions. With a capacity…

Xtera® Granted Final Acceptance for the DISA Submarine Cable System

ALLEN, TEXAS – April 9, 2019 – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, announces Final Acceptance on the submarine cable system for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).…