Seren Juno Network Limited and Seren Juno Network USA (Seren) are operators of the Juno submarine fiber optic cable system led by NTT data. They will deploy Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, driven by WaveLogic 6 Extreme (WL6e), to support Japan’s digital center goals. The 10000 kilometer JUNO fiber optic cable connecting the United States and Japan is expected to be launched by the end of 2024, supporting high-capacity services in the Asia Pacific region.
Yoshio Sato, CEO of Seren, said: “NTT DATA is committed to providing reliable global Internet infrastructure, and Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic 6 coherent optical technology will enable JUNO to start strongly. We continue to see the need to build a global digital economy, and capacity and network performance are key pillars to support this rapid growth.”
Thomas Sorenson, Vice President of Global Submarine Solutions at Ciena, said, “The capacity of existing Japan-U.S. optical cables is approaching its limit and needs to meet the growth of bandwidth intensive applications related to artificial intelligence, cloud based services, and streaming video. Powered by WL6e, JUNO optical cable is the largest trans Pacific submarine cable system, and once deployed, it will be ready to achieve new service delivery goals.”
JUNO fiber optic cables will have unprecedented fiber capacity and spectrum efficiency, and Ciena’s performance optimized WL6e provides ubiquitous 800Gb, 400Gb, and 100Gb services. JUNO will also benefit from Ciena’s navigation network control kit, which provides operational efficiency for optical cables, simplifying and accelerating planning, supply, and assurance workflows. In addition, Ciena Services will provide seabed specific automated installation, spectrum activation, and testing to save time and improve spectrum optimization. Technical support for submarine line terminal equipment will also be provided to maintain the highest network reliability.