Sunday, January 4, 2009

Japan's Global Access Tests 100 GbE with Infinera

Global Access Limited (GAL), which owns and operates a network linking Japan's major cities and cable landing points on the Japanese coast, completed a trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) using Infinera's platform. During the test, 100 GbE traffic was sent over a live network between Tokyo and Osaka, a round trip of about 1,200 km. This 100 GbE demonstration showed that GAL's existing network based on the Infinera Digital Optical Networking system can carry 100 GbE traffic using Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization paradigm.

Last year, GAL deployed an Infinera Digital Optical Network. The Infinera DTN is a Digital ROADM for long-haul and metro core networks, combining high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

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