Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Global Fiber to Develop Mediterranean Network
Nov 1999
MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 12 -- Global Fiber Holding Co. has announced plans to construct MedFiber, a 3600-km submarine fiber-optic ring cable network that will link Spain, France and Italy. As planned, the network will have a design capacity of 2.4 Tb/s, with an operational date scheduled for late fourth quarter 2000. GFH is sponsored by a joint venture lead by Global Fiber Group LLC, a new US-based undersea fiber-optic cable development company comprised of former members of AT&T's submarine cable planning and operations group.
MedFiber's northern segment will connect Barcelona, Spain, with Savona, Italy, through five intermediate stops in Ampurias, Spain, and Agde, Marseilles, Le Lavandou, and Nice in France. The non-repeatered system will consist of 24 fiber pairs; six of the 24 pairs will form a self-healing regional ring network that will provide terrestrial connectivity to city centers and other international/transoceanic systems via landing points. The southern segment, which will close the self-healing ring, is to comprise a repeatered system linking Savona with Rome and Mazara in Italy, and with Valencia and Barcelona in Spain. MedFiber will be able to connect to systems reaching the Middle East and Atlantic routes through the landing point in Mazara, Italy.

fiber opticsNews & Features

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.