100Gigabit Undersea Network Innovation Bridges Education and Science Opportunities between the United States and Latin America

OpenWave Made Possible by NSF, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the São Paulo State Research Foundation, and Florida International University
Miami, Florida, November 18, 2013

Florida International University’s Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) is pleased to announce OpenWave, a breakthrough undertaking which connects the US to Brazil via an experimental (“alien”) 100 Gigabits/second wave (optical transmission channel) by means of optical hardware that has never before been field tested over the distances involved.
OpenWave will use an already operating international undersea cable system to bridge the route between Miami, FL, and São Paulo, Brazil, including a 5600km submarine link between St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Fortaleza, Brazil.
The 100G optical equipment has been tested with simulated distances of 5600km in a laboratory setting in Campinas, São Paulo state, Brazil, which has been in operation for over ten years. OpenWave will use this cable system to provide high-capacity, high-quality IP and circuit-oriented connections (hybrid network services) between research and education networks in the U.S. and the RNP and ANSP networks in Brazil, to support large-scale international e-Science (“Big Science”) applications.

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Florida International University received a supplement to the Americas Lightpaths (AmLight) award (ACI-0963053) to deploy an unprecedented experimental 100G alien wave between the U.S. and Brazil – Presentation at SC13 and Schedule.