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Infinera Announces 100G Intelligent Transport Products

October 08, 2015

Infinera has announced a new series of intelligent transport network products to meet the growing demand for metro 100G networks.

"Our vision is to enable an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. Infinera's new unified Intelligent Transport Network portfolio is engineered to provide network operators a precise set of tools to scale long-haul, datacenter interconnect and metro networks," Infinera CEO Tom Fallon said. "As network operators transform their networks to 100 Gb/s, Infinera's unified portfolio offers right-sized, application-specific platforms that scale bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify network operations."

The growth of mobile devices is pushing carriers to upgrade their packet-optical networks to 100 gigabits per second networks from 10G. While smartphones and tablets are small, all those little emails, tweets, YouTube videos and push notifications can overwhelm networks, especially in crowded urban areas.

Fiber front-and-backhaul will be needed to handle these increased loads. That’s why IHS Research predict that the end-to-end wavelength division multiplexing market will reach $15 by 2019.

The company has introduced two new DTN-X platforms, the DTN-X XTC-2 and XTC-2E. These devices feature OTN switching and 100 Gb/s WDM transmission with a small footprint and low power consumption.

Infinera has also introduced the XT-500, two-rack unit that supports speeds of 500 Gb/s WDM. It’s designed for interconnecting data centers.

Infinera’s offerings are unified with its TM-Series metro packet-optical solution, which it acquired through its merger with Transmode.

While the company’s products are impressive by the numbers, the best vote of confidence comes from its customers.

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"Our experience with Infinera across our network has been excellent," said Randy Nicklas, EVP of engineering and CTO at Windstream. "As we continue to scale our network, especially in the metro, we welcome the extension of the Infinera portfolio into the metro core and regional networks where ease of use and reliability are key requirements. I believe this broader portfolio will allow Windstream to provide the high quality solutions our customers expect."

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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