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5 December 2012

CenturyLink deploys Infinera’s DTN-X platform

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that CenturyLink Inc has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform on its nationwide fiber optic backbone.

Infinera’s DTN-X delivers 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) FlexCoherent long haul super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of OTN switching per chassis, resulting in lower latency for mission critical services while lowering the total cost of ownership of the transport network, says the firm. 

“We evaluated the available 100G solutions for long haul optical transport and the DTN-X platform stood out,” said Matt Beal, CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief technology officer. “Our experience with the Infinera DTN platform has demonstrated a system based on quality, ease of use, proven technology and reliability. As a customer since 2004, we look forward to including the DTN-X as part of our next generation network and achieving the same positive results as we have in the past.”

“CenturyLink’s selection of the DTN-X platform underscores the value of our optical transport solution for Tier-1 operators around the world. As operators upgrade existing networks to 100G or deploy new 100G networks, the DTN-X uniquely delivers the scale and efficiency required at the core of the world’s largest optical networks,” added Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO.

CenturyLink first deployed Infinera’s Digital Optical Network architecture in 2004 with the DTN platform, the industry’s first optical transport solution powered by PICs.

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