Monday, July 17, 2006

Broadwing Selects Infinera's DTN Optical System

Broadwing will deploy Infinera's DTN optical system, enabling it to offer managed wavelength services to more cities in their nationwide network, while benefiting from the economics of an architecture that combines transport and switching in a single platform. Specifically, Broadwing plans to deploy the Infinera DTN in regional network applications across its national network and is also evaluating the DTN for other applications. The deployment also will facilitate new service capabilities, including:

  • Path to future 40Gb/s OC-768/STM-256 services

  • Gigabit Ethernet Private line Service without a separate SONET layer

  • Future protected wavelength services up to 50ms plus full bit-transparency

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN PHY

In addition, Infinera is licensing key Corvis intellectual property including Raman amplification. Infinera also will take over manufacturing and maintenance support for Broadwing's CorWave network with members of the Corvis engineering, manufacturing, and support team becoming Infinera employees. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"The decision to evolve our network is significant and is a result of much research and analysis. This work leads us to the conclusion that the Infinera DTN is an important new technology in the continuing evolution of Broadwing's industry-leading transmission network architecture," said Mike Jones, Chief Technology Officer for Broadwing.
  • Infinera has previously disclosed deployments by FLAG Telecom, Global Crossing, Level 3 Communications, and Citynet, amongst others.

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