13 January 2012

Frontier adds Infinera ATN platform to existing DTN network

For its metro network, Frontier Communications Corp (the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America) has deployed the ATN metro edge WDM transport platform of 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).

Infinera says that its ATN extends the benefits of Frontier’s backbone network, which is based on Infinera’s DTN metro and long-haul DWDM digital ROADM platform. The new ATN metro platform adds scale and simplicity to Frontier’s existing DTN network, and the combined platforms enable it to serve customers in 14 counties, spanning more than 640 fiber route miles in eastern Pennsylvania.

Frontier offers consumers, businesses and service providers a full range of communications services in Pennsylvania and 26 other states. Its Infinera network in Pennsylvania provides voice, business and wholesale bandwidth services to consumers and businesses and wholesale mobile backhaul for tier 1 mobile operators.

“We are very pleased with the simplicity and efficiency of Infinera’s DTN and ATN solutions,” comments Michael Golob, Frontier’s senior VP, Engineering & Technology. “The operational simplicity of these advanced platforms enabled us to turn up a new network across 14 locations in just three days. The efficiency of Infinera’s solution has reduced certain off-net lease costs in our network by as much as 75%,” he adds.

“At Infinera, we are committed to providing regional and metro solutions that help service providers like Frontier simplify network operations while efficiently scaling the network for broadband services,” says Infinera’s CEO Tom Fallon.

The DTN platform, powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs), is designed to scale up to 6.4Tb/s of transmission capacity per fiber. The ATN, a scalable WDM transport platform with multi-service aggregation and small form-factor, brings the intelligence of the Infinera Digital Optical Network to the metro edge. The DTN and ATN platforms are elements of the Infinera product portfolio, which includes Infinera’s DTN-X with 500Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels.

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