Crosslake Fiber chooses Ciena for its CrossChannel submarine network across the English Channel

HANOVER, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crosslake fiberan international network service provider, relies on Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) Coherent Optical Technology and Advanced Analytics Applications to Build New Seamless Undersea and Land Cable Extreme GeoMesh network between critical but underserved data centers in Slough, UK, and Paris, France.

The network, called “CrossChannel Fibre”, is the first fiber optic cable project of its kind to be built on the busy English Channel shipping lanes since 2001. CrossChannel provides much needed capacity and low latency to meet the needs increasing in bandwidth. telecom operators, internet content providers, financial institutions, and media and gaming companies.

“There hasn’t been a new fiber network across the English Channel for two decades,” said Mike Cunningham, CEO of Crosslake Fibre. “We saw the need for a modern network infrastructure that could handle the rigorous demands of today’s digital world, but also serve future generations. And that’s the vision behind CrossChannel.

To support voracious traffic growth driven by cloud, video and Internet of Things (IoT), Crosslake deploys Ciena’s solution 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme, delivering a differentiated customer experience with more bandwidth and resiliency. In addition, the network provider uses Ciena’s service Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) with liquid spectrum Channel Margin Gauge application to allocate and scale capacity in real time, from 600 Gbps to 800 Gbps, to quickly adapt to changing customer needs and maximize the value of deployed assets.

“Many online activities, but especially gaming and streaming, require stunning performance and minimal lag or lag,” said Ian Clarke, vice president of Global Submarine Solutions, Ciena. “Crosslake’s submarine cable network, with its high reliability and fast connectivity, plays a pivotal role in enhancing experiences like esports and video conferencing.”

Crosslake is part of the Ciena Partner Networkwhich provides access to tools, content and programs that help accelerate growth in an ever-changing market and technology environment.

About Crosslake Fiber

Crosslake Fiber is an international network service provider (NSP) and developer of fiber optic projects in North America and Europe. Crosslake’s innovative approach to operating and developing next-generation networks provides a range of capacity services over new backbone routes for financial services, telcos and web-centric customers. For more information, visit

About Ciena

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