Sunday, March 25, 2012

Telstra International Deploys Infinera's 40 Gbps DTN to Undersea Cable

Telstra International has deployed Infinera’s 40 Gbps DTN solution for its optical subsea network in Asia. The deployment spans approximately 9,000 kilometers between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Infinera’s DTN platform enables service providers to upgrade existing submarine cables with coherent 40 Gbps waves supporting FlexCoherent. The Infinera solution is upgradable in the future to 100 Gbps FlexCoherent, including Soft Decision Forward Error Correction, which will deliver 7.3 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity over Telstra’s Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) fiber plant.

Infinera noted that Telstra has now become its 100th customer.

"This is an exciting announcement for us,�? said Tom Fallon, Infinera’s CEO. “We are pleased to announce Telstra International as our first named 40 Gbps customer and Infinera’s 100th customer since shipping our market leading solutions in 2004. Leading global providers, like Telstra, trust us to deliver solutions that are simple, scalable and efficient to meet the needs of their customers. For Telstra’s subsea network, Infinera’s 40 Gbps solution delivers just that."