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11 May 2015

OTEGLOBE expands international backbone with Infinera transport networking 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 its DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform is providing 100Gb/s terrestrial and subsea connections between Greece and Western Europe through Italy and the Balkans for OTEGLOBE's international backbone expansion.

OTEGLOBE, an international telecoms carrier in Southeastern Europe and member of OTE Group, recently signed an agreement to land the new AAE-1 international submarine cable system at its international landing station at Chania, Crete, which is intended to transform Greece into a major European Internet gateway to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions and beyond.

To achieve this goal, OTEGLOBE is expanding its European backbone network with the Infinera DTN-X platform. This expansion will enable OTEGLOBE to deploy international services for its terrestrial and subsea network, and to differentiate service offerings while increasing network efficiency as OTEGLOBE scales network capacity.

"Our goal is to become the alternative hub in the Mediterranean for the continuously increasing Europe to Asia transit traffic," says OTEGLOBE's CEO Mr Andreou. "To address this increasing demand, we deployed Infinera's solution, which enables us to enhance the scalability of our backbone with one solution from the Mediterranean to the core of Europe," he adds. 

"With the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, OTEGLOBE has doubled network capacity and provided increased capacity to its customers at the optical layer," notes Chris Champion, Infinera's senior vice president, EMEA. "This is a direct result of the deployment of super-channel FlexROADM [reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer] technology unique to Infinera."

With the DTN-X platform, OTEGLOBE can deliver capacity of 100Gb/s coherent transmission today via 500Gb/s super-channels, with a forward-scale design to support terabit super-channels in the future. The high-capacity super-channels are enabled by 500Gb/s photonic integrated circuits developed and fabricated by Infinera, which claims to be the only supplier delivering 500Gb/s of transmission capacity from a single line-card. PICs enable the DTN-X platform to integrate dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) super-channel transmission with up to 12Tb/s of non-blocking optical transport network switching, providing seamless scaling as traffic requirements grow in the future.

The DTN-X leverages Infinera's Flexible Grid Line System (FlexILS), which provides higher spectral efficiency than available before, enables a unique architecture integrating OTEGLOBE's subsea and terrestrial routes, and provides scalability and flexibility allowing OTEGLOBE to quickly activate extra capacity to meet customer requirements based on super-channel FlexROADM technology with unconstrained switching in the optical layer.

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