26 March 2012

Telstra becomes Infinera’s 100th customer; deploys coherent 40G platform for Asia Pacific subsea network

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 Telstra International, a global supplier of managed network and hosting services, has become its 100th customer and has deployed its 40Gbps DTN solution for its optical subsea network in Asia. The deployment spans about 9000km between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Infinera says that Telstra selected the DTN for its simplicity, scalability and technology.

Telstra International is a division of Australia-based telecom and media services firm Telstra Corporation Ltd. “Telstra operates one of the largest and most diverse networks in Asia Pacific,” claims Telstra International Group chief operating officer Martijn Blanken. “We chose Infinera because it has demonstrated leadership in technological innovation, offering the most reliable and technically advanced DWDM system on the market,” he adds. “We are confident we have invested in a network that will accommodate the needs of our customers now and into the future.”

Infinera’s DTN platform enables service providers to upgrade existing submarine cables with coherent 40Gbps waves supporting FlexCoherent. It is upgradable in the future to 100Gbps FlexCoherent, including soft-decision forward-error correction, which will deliver 7.3 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity over Telstra’s Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) fiber plant.

Telstra International is Infinera’s first named 40Gbps customer and its 100th customer since the firm started shipments in 2004. “Leading global providers, like Telstra, trust us to deliver solutions that are simple, scalable and efficient,” says Infinera’s CEO Tom Fallon.

Infinera’s subsea solutions have been deployed worldwide, totaling more than 100,000 route-kilometers, including routes across the Atlantic, between North, Central and South America, in the Middle East, and in the Indian Ocean.

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