New Trans Atlantica cable put into operation
Today, the Internet capacity to North America has been increased fivefold in one fell swoop with the introduction of the new Trans Atlantica Telephone Cable (TAT-14). Gerd Tenzer, Chief Technology Officer, Purchasing and Environmental Protection at Deutsche Telekom AG, commented on the commissioning as follows: 'With the commissioning of TAT-14, we are once again significantly expanding our capacities on the connection to North America, which is so important for Internet traffic. This means that we have capacities available today that are already tailored to the needs of tomorrow. '
The TAT- 14 enables a transport capacity of well over one terabit per second, making it the fastest submarine cable connecting Europe with the USA. Theoretically, more than 200 DVDs per second can be transmitted over the cable, since 64 x ten gigabits per second are transmitted over four fiber pairs with wavelength division multiplex and SDH technology. A cable ring ensures transmission even if the cable is interrupted. The cable is over 15,000 kilometers long. 50 international telecommunications companies have invested a total of around 1.3 million US dollars in the new Trans Atlantica telephone cable. Deutsche Telekom was involved with 250 million marks and was the fourth largest investor.