Fiberoptic networks connect air, land, and sea

Alcatel Submarine Networks (Clichy, France) and Pirelli Cables and Systems (Milan, Italy) won a $231 million contract to build Atlantis-2, a 12,000-km, undersea fiberoptic-cable link between Argentina, Brazil, Senegal, the Cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands, and Portugal. The new network will provide Argentina and Brazil with their first direct fiber link to Africa and Europe. Atlantis-2 will be an eight-wavelength WDM system with 20-Gbit/s capacity. The project is scheduled for completion b

Fiberoptic networks connect air, land, and sea

Alcatel Submarine Networks (Clichy, France) and Pirelli Cables and Systems (Milan, Italy) won a $231 million contract to build Atlantis-2, a 12,000-km, undersea fiberoptic-cable link between Argentina, Brazil, Senegal, the Cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands, and Portugal. The new network will provide Argentina and Brazil with their first direct fiber link to Africa and Europe. Atlantis-2 will be an eight-wavelength WDM system with 20-Gbit/s capacity. The project is scheduled for completion by June 1999.

In related news, Alcatel Network Systems (Richardson, TX), a subsidiary of Alcatel Submarine, won a $30 million contract from American MetroComm Corp. (New Orleans, LA) to be the sole-source supplier of digital crossconnects and advanced synchronous-optical-network transport equipment.

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