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BTC selects Huawei for submarine network upgrade

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has selected Huawei Marine Optix BWS 1600S to upgrade the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi). Huawei today said the system links more than 20 sites between Bahamas and Haiti and stretches across about 3,500 kilometers, with the longest section of 343 km, addressing needs of e-commerce, e-education, e-trade and e-government on these islands. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013

BTCSept 5, 2013 (Huawei) — Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd. (Huawei Marine) announced today Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has selected Huawei Marine Optix BWS 1600S to upgrade the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi).

This system links more than 20 sites between Bahamas and Haiti and stretches across about 3,500 kilometers with the longest section of 343 km. It has played an important role in ensuring a robust telecommunications network, met the expanding requirements of e-Commerce, e-Education, e-Trade and e-Government on these islands.


Huawei Marine will enable BDSNi to deliver more flexible and cost effective services with the implementation of this upgrade capacity, providing 640 Gbps through the application of proven enhanced Raman technology. The connectivity and ability to implement the new services between the main islands of Bahams and Haiti will provide a future proof platform and enable capability to service expanding regional demand. The application of the Optix BWS 1600S with in service upgrades and compact footprint will enable BDSNi to capitalize on a small footprint thus providing further operational benefits.

“Thanks to BTC for the trust, Huawei Marine is honored to support the BDSNi system in this effort”, said Mr. Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Huawei Marine. “With our equipment and technology, our customers are provided with a comprehensive and cost-effective undersea solution that enables scalable, high-speed bandwidth service delivery using existing fiber optic cables “.

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