SUBMARINE LANDING STATIONS

AODF for Landing Stations

Making Landing Stations more smarter

Submarine fibers and transponders are precious assets, which must be utilized efficiently. Fixed fiber-transponder pairs turn the loss of one into the loss of the other. AODF introduction between submarine fibers and transponders amends that and allows rapid rerouting most economically.

Submarine link rerouting must attend to optical budget issues and will likely involve some additional O-E-O along the new route. These are taken care of by automated actions at the higher layer. AODF reduces resources consumed along the route.

More importantly, AODF with its EMS, allows coordinated rerouting action at locations, potentially in different time zones and different languages spoken.

Submarine link rerouting must attend to optical budget issues and will likely involve some additional O-E-O along the new route. These are taken care of by automated actions at the higher layer. AODF reduces resources consumed along the route.

More importantly, AODF with its EMS, allows coordinated rerouting action at locations, potentially in different time zones and different languages spoken.

Benefits of Automation with AODF

Most of the landing terminals located in remote areas, are not populated with telecom technicians and are difficult to reach. Failures may occur due to storms that damage the submarine cables or due to failure in the equipment at the terminal. Fixing failures may take days due to the time of arrival to the terminals and the need to coordinate in both sides of the cables among two teams spiking different languages and operating in different time zones. By implementing AODF units, that are operated with one EMS (Elements Management System), on both sides of the cable, a remedy can be implemented in minutes rather than in days.