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Corning Vascade Fiber

Communication Networks: Feature Story

Communication Networks: Feature Story

From New York to London in 60 Milliseconds

From New York to London in 60 Milliseconds

Corning® Vascade® Optical Fiber helps meet increasing bandwidth demands with transatlantic cable coverage.

We’ve all heard the saying “at the speed of light,” but what about “at the speed of fiber”? With everyone in today’s digital world searching for the fastest speed and instant online access, there is a need for a quick connection – and that’s where Corning® Vascade® optical fibers come in.

As bandwidth demand grows at a rate of 40 percent annually along the transatlantic corridor, optical fiber products such as Vascade help alleviate slow transport services, zapping video chats, financial transactions and other types of information across vast distances in a matter of milliseconds. Relying on the Internet for business purposes has never been as vital as it is now, making optical fibers a key player in ensuring businesses, governments and others can communicate and connect in a timely manner.

Communication over optical fibers now make up more than 95 percent of Internet traffic.

Taking place in an undersea network, this cost-effective submarine transmission system can send information across transoceanic distances in under 60 milliseconds. A source of communication for more than 150 years, transatlantic underwater cable first began as copper wires and transformed into optical fiber cables as the demand for bandwidth increased.

About five years ago, improvements in signaling technology dramatically increased the speed of underwater data transmission. Carriers began to demand fibers that could carry up to 100 Gbps per channel over trans-oceanic distance, more than 10 times that of the most commonly deployed channel rate. Corning was ready with the newest innovations in its Vascade product line: Vascade EX2000 and EX3000 optical fibers, which boast ultra-low light loss and large effective area.

With performance and reliability at the forefront, Vascade optical fibers provide high-speed, high-capacity solutions to send information overseas at astonishingly fast speeds. Communication over optical fibers now make up more than 95 percent of Internet traffic, making communication at the speed of fiber the key to creating seamless global networks.