19 June 2012

Infinera ships DTN-X with first 500Gb/s super-channels

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), has made the first shipments of its DTN-X platform to customers for deployment.

Infinera continues to undertake multiple trials and has received purchase orders from new and existing customers. To date, it has announced plans to deploy the DTN-X platform with two new customers: Cable&Wireless Worldwide for its Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) and DANTE for its G√ČANT European Research and Education Network.

The DTN-X platform delivers what are believed to be the first 500Gb/s long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels, enabling service providers to deploy massive optical transport while lowering operational costs. The platform features 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity. Integrated switching enables service providers to build highly efficient networks with switching activated wherever it is needed to improve wavelength fill and decrease the number of wavelengths that must be deployed. Infinera says that this results in networks with a high network efficiency quotient and potentially lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). The DTN-X also features a GMPLS control plane that makes the platform easy to use and further simplifies operations, the firm claims.

Infinera first began shipping the DTN platform in 2004, offering the only optical networking solution based on 100Gb/s PICs. The DTN-X builds on this and features third-generation 500Gb/s PICs, delivering to service providers a solution that focuses on simplicity, scalability, efficiency and reliability, the firm says.

“While our competitors talk about their roadmaps for metro 400Gb/s super-channels, Infinera is delivering the industry’s first 500Gb/s long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels,” says co-founder, executive VP & chief strategy officer Dave Welch. “With DTN-X, we are also bringing the largest-capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry’s first deployable FlexCoherent capability,” he adds. “Infinera delivers on the capabilities that help service providers scale, simplify and make their networks more efficient to lower overall lifecycle TCO.”

At the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking 2012 conference in Monaco (18-21 June), Infinera is demonstrating hands-on live DTN-X demonstrations on the Infinera Express mobile demonstration lab, located on the conference show floor.

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