19 September 2012

Telefonica selects Infinera DTN-X platform for 100G SAm-1 submarine cable upgrade

Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS, part of Telefonica Global Solutions) of Madrid, Spain and 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), have announced the international upgrade to TIWS’ SAm-1 submarine Cable Network, connecting North and South America with Infinera’s DTN-X platform.

TIWS has already been upgrading its submarine network throughout South America since 2009, using Infinera’s DTN platform (which is based on 100Gb/s PICs and 40Gb/s coherent modulation).

The DTN-X can deliver 500Gb/s long-haul super-channels, enabling Telefonica to address growing bandwidth demands from millions of Internet users, mobile subscribers and business customers in South America.

TIWS designs and manages the international communications infrastructure of the Telefonica Group, offering an integrated voice, video and data network, with more than 100 points of presence distributed across 60 cities and 40 countries. TIWS’ network consists of more than 20,000km of diverse SAm-1 underwater cable. SAm-1 uses Infinera’s family of products to carry traffic for more than 200 million customers, connecting South America with the USA, including landing stations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida.

The DTN-X enables Telefonica to deploy 500Gb/s long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels integrated with 5Tb/s of optical transport network (OTN) switching per bay. Infinera’s FlexCoherent technology enables Telefonica to optimize transmission performance using multiple software-programmable modulation formats. By deploying FlexCoherent super-channels, Telefonica can scale network capacity without scaling operations. Integrated OTN switching, coupled with a GMPLS control plane, delivers a network with the highest wavelength flexibility and low cost of ownership, claims Infinera.

“Building our network with Infinera’s solutions has enabled us to seamlessly upgrade to higher data-rates and provision services quickly and easily,” comments Telefonica Global Solutions’ CEO Jose Ramon Vela. “Our investment in the DTN-X will enable us to scale into the future and continue to turn up services more quickly. Infinera’s 500Gb/s long-haul super-channels allow us to continue delivering quality and reliability of service throughout our entire network, and allows us to extend the productive life of our submarine cable,” he adds.

“The Infinera DTN-X platform gives Telefonica the flexibility to efficiently accommodate their network demands, allowing them to deploy 500G long-haul super-channels,” says Infinera’s CEO Tom Fallon. “The DTN-X offers integrated DWDM transport and OTN switching without compromise, coupled with industry-leading 500G photonic integrated circuits, together enabling Telefonica to deploy services quickly to improve their competitive position in the marketplace.”

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