At the same time, businesses are less likely to accept prolonged outages, he adds. "You can't tell your customers, 'We are going to have an outage and it will take me two days to fix it,' because in some industries, that's a non-starter," he says. http://www.lightreading.com/optical/subsea/2017-storms-may-mean-network-rethink/d/d-id/736566?
Being able to re-configure the network is not going to be optional going forward, and being able to add and drop capacity on a sub sea cable in real time will make that possible. Having a ceiling of unused capacity that can be turned on quickly could capture huge flows if only for for the short term while they get the power back- Re- routing around an entire city or region because of natural disaster is not an uncommon thing-Even special events produce large spike in flow traffic that need to be accomodated for short periods of time- The XTS-3300 can handle multiple types of flows and is the prescription for these situations-