Infinera secures Med cable link

Infinera has secured the future of the Mediterranean section of a major subsea cable linking Israel and Turkey with Western Europe.
The firm has quadrupled the capacity of the portion of cable linking Israel to Cyprus to meet surging demand for bandwidth, and secure onward links to Italy, France and North America.
A spokesman for operator MedNautilus revealed the small footprint of Infinera’s kit was a key consideration in the upgrade work, as matching demand for bandwidth requires increasing amounts of equipment to be installed at each landing site.
The cable is the region’s only submarine ring-configured backbone, and forms part of a 6,000km link that connects to pan European and Atlantic wavelengths to offer connectivity with major cities in the US and Canada.