18 October 2010


Infinera demos end-to-end digital OTN networking and 100GbE transmission

At this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans (20–22 October), Infinera is featuring two live demonstrations illustrating the capabilities of its Digital Optical Network.

Infinera will demonstrate end-to-end Digital OTN switching on a combined Infinera DTN-ATN network. The firm offers what it believes to be the most complete OTN implementation in the industry, with OTN grooming and switching at every node in the network, to maximize service reconfigurability and network performance monitoring throughout, and to deliver increased network bandwidth efficiency. Infinera says that its DTN and ATN platforms provide a seamless OTN network supporting point-and-click provisioning across the metro edge, metro core, and long-haul segments of the optical network.

In a second live demonstration, Infinera will transport a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) signal from an EXFO test set to an Infinera DTN with a 100GbE module, through fiber, and then looped back to the Infinera DTN, and back to the test set to confirm the signal integrity. The prototype Infinera 100GbE interfaces are fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3ba industry standard ratified in June. Testing and verification of transmission will be performed with an EXFO FTB-85 100Gb/s Packet Blazer (the industry’s first portable 100Gb/s Ethernet tester).

In the Expo area at the show, Infinera product and technology experts will be available to discuss its ATN and DTN product families as well as the latest upgrades that deliver new features and functionality. With ATN R2.0, Infinera continues to enhance the capabilities of the ATN and its interworking with the DTN to deliver an end-to-end seamless network from the metro edge to the core.

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