Monday, July 30, 2007

Cox Selects Infinera for National Transport Backbone

Cox Communications, the third-largest cable company in the U.S., has selected an Infinera Digital Optical Network for its national transport network. The 12,000-mile Cox national build extends from coast to coast, supporting Cox's voice, video, data, and wireless services for residential and business customers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cox reports that traffic on its network has been doubling every 12 to 18 months.

Infinera said its DTN platform provides many benefits for multiple system cable operators (MSOs) seeking to move from traditional DWDM architectures to a converged network. These benefits include protection and digital multicast features, as well as digital ROADM functionality that integrates DWDM transport with sub-wavelength switching and reconfigurability. In addition, Infinera's GMPLS service intelligence promises operational savings in terms of cost and speed of network deployments.

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