and meet service provider requirements for networks that could handle their increased data networking needs. The company’s WDM product portfolio is based on an intelligent photonics approach, which eliminates the need for frequent on-site configuration. The 100 Gbps, 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps technology available in the company’s WDM products along with 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, and 200 Gbps high speed WDM uplinks allow operators to solve bandwidth bottlenecks. During 2015, the terrestrial optics division continued and expanded its R&D efforts on: Wavelength Routing: This capability, known in the industry as CDC-F for colorless, directionless, contentionless with flex spectrum, allows service providers to re-route transport wavelengths in an automated manner, enabling the Metro platform enhancements: Two new versions of the company’s flagship 1830 PSS platform accommodate the space and cost constraints of service provider metro networks, and support any mix of packet, OTN, and photonic services via a suite of new compact, highly integrated line cards. 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps WDM: The company continues to make investments to enable wider adoption of 100 Gbps WDM in the core network and metro network, as well in increasingly more challenging and complex use cases. IP/Optical integration: By implementing an improved version of the standards-based generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) User Network Interface, its IP and optical platforms could share information, automate service creation, and optimize network resources across IP and optical networks. This functionality is a critical building block of software-defined networking (SDN) management, and allows service providers to architect combined IP and optical networks that operate more efficiently and thus require significantly fewer resources than separately designed and managed networks. These optical products and technologies provide managed platforms that support various services and are suitable for many different network configurations. Submarine The company engages in installing and maintaining undersea telecommunications cable networks using optical transmission. Its submarine cable networks connect continents, mainland to islands and between islands or various points along a coast. Customers in this market are primarily service providers grouped into consortiums. The company also sees an increasing level of investment from Webscale content providers, such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook. As an integrated player, the company provides to its customers design, development, manufacturing, marine survey, marine lay, civil works, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of cables. The company’s submarine activity includes repeatered cables, which are turnkey systems for distances that exceed 500 kilometers (km), using repeaters to amplify the signal through trans-oceanic distances; unrepeatered cables, for distances of approximately 500 km; upgrades of terminal equipment at both ends of a cable to increase the capacity of the systems (to 100 Gbps); and marine maintenance to repair damaged systems when needed, and after sales services. The company has also started to expand its customer base by entering the oil and gas market, notably to connect oil and gas offshore platforms to the coast, and to provide permanent reservoir monitoring solutions. In the oil and gas market, the company started the construction of a project to connect off-shore platforms along the northwest Australian coast. In 2015, the company sold its 40% ownership interest in Apollo submarine cable. Wireless Transmission The company offers a portfolio of microwave radio products meeting both the European Telecommunications Standards and the American standards-based (ANSI) requirements. These products include high, medium and low capacity microwave transmission systems for mobile backhaul applications, fixed broadband access applications, and private applications in markets, such as digital television broadcasting, defense and security, energy and utilities. In 2015, the Wireless Transmission unit focused its R&D efforts on continuing to support ultra
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