The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with plans to construct a new regional submarine cable system.

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a contract to Xtera®, a leading subsea fiber optic solutions provider. Xtera will provide access to the most advanced undersea technology on the market, and will deploy and maintain the infrastructure with its own team of professional experts. The cable system for DISA was designed to deliver high-capacity at the lowest cost per terabit per second.

Xtera plans to leverage its exceptional project management capability and strategic industry partnerships to deploy a full turnkey subsea system, including Nu-Wave Optima™ Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE), undersea optical repeaters, cable and all marine services. Xtera’s advanced submarine repeater was designed with performance and reliability in mind, resulting in a robust transmission system offering through the utilization of Raman technology. The Nu-Wave Optima is Xtera’s optical Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport, providing industry-leading capacity and long-reach capabilities designed to support all networking applications.

This new project represents a strong vote of confidence in Xtera’s team and products, as it’s the first turnkey subsea system contract award since Xtera’s recent acquisition by H.I.G. Capital and the second subsea system contract awarded to Xtera by DISA.

“Xtera is pleased to be awarded the contract to build a new submarine cable system for DISA,” said Robert Richardson, Founder and Chief Sales Officer, Xtera, following the announcement. “This award validates the effectiveness of our core submarine turnkey solution offering, utilizing high-capacity subsea repeater technology, as well as the proficiency of our expert professional team.”

Xtera offers both repeatered and un-repeatered subsea connectivity using high bandwidth undersea amplifiers for field deployed units, with up to 40 Terabits on a single fiber pair. The company also offers a full range of turnkey services and solutions including on-shore and off-shore security, system design, landing route and station development, and operational support.

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