ALLEN, TEXAS – September 25, 2017 – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces the award of a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to…
Join Xtera at ECOC2017 in Gothenburg where Maria Ionescu will be presenting her studies on the Dynamic Range of Coherent Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer with Golay Coded ASK Probes. Join her in the poster session on Tuesday 19th September for more details; The…
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. Since its formation, Xtera has been introducing new products into the market and looks to continue maximising and pushing beyond the capabilities of today’s subsea cable technology to better serve its customers.
We recently spoke with Robert Richardson, Xtera’s Founder and Chief Sales Officer, who discussed Xtera’s perspective on the current subsea market and the company’s outlook for the future.
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.
The capacity demands for regional and transcontinental network systems will continue to mount. Increased need for Over-the-Top (OTT) content, the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovative enterprise communications systems represent enormous opportunities for Xtera and its partners. With a refreshed management team, firm investment resolve, an innovative R&D strategy, leading-class technologies, a broader partnership ecosystem, and new customers to keep us working ahead of the curve, 2017 is set to be an enormous success.
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STF Events and members of the SubOptic Organizing Committee, consisting of representatives from SubOptic Association, Ciena and Xtera, held a kick-off meeting in New Orleans, Wednesday, at the New Orleans Marriott, the conference venue.
A triennial event, SubOptic is the longest running and most comprehensive conference series in the world for the submarine fiber industry. With 30 years of successful events, featuring presentations and discussions from the industry’s leading experts, it is truly an event “For the Industry, by the Industry.” SubOptic 2019 will be the tenth in the series and will be held in New Orleans on April 8-11, 2019.
In January, H.I.G. Capital had acquired substantially all the assets of Xtera Communications, Inc. In a statement made at the time, H.I.G. Capital said that under its ownership, “Xtera’s management and technical team would remain at the helm of the business, focused on successfully executing key existing customer contracts and expanding the business in the rapidly growing markets it serves with a clear roadmap of disruptive product launches.”
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Robert Richardson, Founder and Chief Sales Officer of Xtera, and Tony Frisch, Chief Technology Officer, about the company in light of the new investment. The following are their views on the company’s outlook and technological advances.
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. In February of this year, H.I.G. Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications out of Chapter 11, and re-launched the company as Xtera. With us today to talk about the company’s new approach, the marketplace and its plans for the future is Chief Sales Officer Robert Richardson.
One company that recently achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification is subsea fiber optic solutions provider Xtera, which obtained accreditation through the British Standards Institution (BSI), the national standards body of the UK. Established in 1998 and based in the UK and the U.S., Xtera offers un-repeatered and repeatered subsea connectivity, using the highest bandwidth undersea amplifiers for up to 40 terabits on a single fiber pair.
Xtera was granted accreditation after successfully completing the formal auditing of various QMS elements including marketing, design, management, manufacturing and support for telecom submarine transmission and line termination hardware. Xtera offers a full range of turnkey solutions and services including on-shore and off-shore security, system design, landing route and station development and operational support.
Xtera provides undersea cable systems for delivering massive bandwidth. The company offers the highest bandwidth undersea amplifiers for up to 40 terabits on a single fiber pair.