Alcatel-Lucent has announced it is working on a 1,100 km undersea cable and strengthening its alliance with HP. 

The cable project, labeled “Sea Lion”, sees Alcatel-Lucent working with Finland-based Cinia Group to deploy a 100G cable linking Nordic Europe with the rest of the continent.

Linking Finnish capital Helsinki to Germany’s Rostock-Ribnitz region, A-L said it would help enable access to cloud services and data centre applications.

The cable is designed for a throughput of 15Tbps and will pass through the fibre network running along Finland’s national rail lines.

Sea Lion is part of the Finish Government’s plan to increase the country’s international data transfer capacity.

Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, said: “We are delighted to support the Cinia Group in its rollout of this new cable system, which will be a catalyst to strengthen global digital connectivity.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G undersea technology will boost the speed and security of Finland’s infrastructure, building a strong digital cluster for data center connections.”

In September, Alcatel-Lucent began the construction of a 20,000km 100G submarine cable running from Singapore to France.

Meanwhile, the France-based vendor announced that it is strengthening its global alliance with HP.

A-L’s IP routing and optical products will now be integrated into HP’s routing and storage portfolio.

HP said the agreement would help businesses and service providers deliver new cloud solutions by reducing the complexity involved in the convergence of IT and telecommunication systems.

Antonio Neri, SVP and general manager of HP enterprise group, commented: “HP and Alcatel-Lucent's expanded alliance demonstrates our deep joint commitment to help large organisations and service providers transform and disrupt their respective industries and markets.

"We do this by taking each other's best-in-class flagship products from our respective IT and networking portfolios, to deliver a unique set of data centre and network solutions that reduce complexity, lower OPEX and boost agility to accelerate innovation of new products and services." 

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