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Xtera Communications

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Founded: 1998
Founder: Prof. Mohammed Islam
Product/Service: Fiber optic transmission equipment
Location: Allen, TX
Website: xtera.com
Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers the highest capacity, reach and density. Our long-haul, Submarine, Metro and WAN technologies combine with our deployment expertise to drive customer success and long term value.

Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of Optical Transport solutions for long-haul, regional, metropolitan and sub-sea networks, and WAN Traffic Management solutions for both enterprise and telecom companies. Xtera's corporate headquarters are located in North America, and its research and development staff is located in centers of excellence around the globe including North America, Europe and Asia. Sales support offices are located around the world, in North America, Europe and Asia. [Xtera Website, Company]


In the News

telecom ramblings logoApr 19, 2011

LIME, Xtera Finish Up East-West Caribbean Link

LIME, the Caribbean arm of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), and Xtera have finished up work on the Carribean East West Cable network. Spanning 1,700km the new cable hooks up Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic. Xtera's gear will enable an initial 120Gbps across the system, with the ability to expand to 720Gbps — higher with future technology.

This is the third cable lately in the region for CWC, following the CBUS and Gemini cables, as the company is adding both capacity and diversity to its incumbent markets. There have also been rumors of some sort of new Bermuda-Spain connectivity in the works.

@ Telecom Ramblings. Rob Powell

10 gigabit ethernet logoSep 14, 2010

Xtera Communications Introduces Nu-Wave Optima

Nu-Wave Optima -- a next generation flexible platform has been introduced by Xtera Communications, Inc., a premier global provider of optical and IP networking solutions, for long haul, regional, and metro DWDM applications.

High capacity and performance is delivered by Nu-Wave Optima, with service-specific networks converging into multi-service networks. It also simplifies the overall network infrastructure and operation.


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@ 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Deepika Mala


lightwave logoJun 15, 2010

Xtera Communications acquires Polariq Ltd.

Xtera Communications, Inc. has acquired UK-based Polariq Ltd., a company specializing in technology polarization mode dispersion (PMD) mitigation.

"PMD and polarization phenomena have been lifelong issues for the optical communications industry," said Stuart Barnes, founder and chief operating officer of Polariq. "By applying its technology to polarization multiplexing (PM), Polariq's unique patented solution enables more channels per fiber, effectively increasing the overall capacity."

Polarization multiplexing is an essential element of the approach most companies are taking toward coherent detection enabled 40- and 100-Gbps transport. For example, the Optical Internetworking Forum has focused on polarization multiplexed quadrature phase-shift keying for its 100G Long Haul DWDM specification work.

"With Polariq's innovative PM solution, Xtera's customers will be able to take full advantage of maximizing the capacity of their submarine and terrestrial fiber cable systems," said Jon Hopper, president and chief executive officer of Xtera. "This technology reinforces our global leadership in providing leading edge high capacity solutions and enables Xtera to deliver efficient 40G and 100G systems."

@ Lightwave Magazine