HANOVER, MD.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Anchorage-based Quintillion is deploying Ciena’s (NYSE:CIEN) 8700 Packetwave Platform to support the first phase of its 15,000-kilometer intercontinental subsea fiber system that is planned to connect Europe and Asia by way of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. With power and space limitations in the North American Arctic, the compact size and low power consumption benefits of the 8700 efficiently provides a scalable, secure and reliable solution.
Headquartered in Anchorage, Quintillion is bringing affordable, high-speed broadband service options to Alaska on a wholesale basis. Quintillion, together with its partners, is changing Alaska's middle mile capabilities with the construction of new fiber optic cable systems including subsea fiber optic cable from Prudhoe to Nome with additional connections into Barrow, Wainwright, Point Hope and terrestrial cable from Fairbanks to the oil and gas industrial sector at Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay. The Alaska portion of the Quintillion Subsea Cable System is the first phase of a planned multi-phase international subsea cable system that when complete will connect Europe to Asia along the Lower Northwest Passage, providing a diverse and shorter route between the two continents. For more information, please visit www.Qexpressnet.com.
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