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Press Release -- January 9th, 2012
Source: TE Subcom


Company Reaches Industry Milestone with Deployment of G4 SLTE Technology in Existing, Long-Haul 10G Cable System

MORRISTOWN, NJ – January 9, 2012 —

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced it has successfully completed the first 40G upgrade in an undersea cable system more than 9,500km in length, setting an industry record for the longest 40G implementation.
Using its G4, 40G SLTE technology, TE SubCom increased the existing cable system’s capacity by 22 x 40G. The ultimate capacity utilizing TE SubCom’s 40G product is 42 percent higher than the original design capacity and marks an unprecedented achievement for a trans-Pacific distance.
“TE SubCom has long prioritized upgrade initiatives and helping our customers make the most of their systems and investments,” said David Coughlan, CEO of TE SubCom. “Completing the first long-haul system upgrade from 10G to 40G highlights our advanced capabilities and commitment to providing the highest density cable systems being built.  Further, the project is an important step forward for the industry, as it sets a new standard for upgrading existing subsea cable systems and paves the way for moving toward 100G achievements.”
TE SubCom remains dedicated to assisting its customers in the optimization of existing system investments by migrating capacity from 10G to 40G to 100G data rates and beyond. With its new generation SLTE technology, TE SubCom is pushing the envelope of 100G and is well-positioned to continue upgrading undersea cable systems with record-setting capabilities, ensuring its customers are able to consistently provide the most advanced, high-capacity services.

About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
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About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at

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TE SubCom
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