Monday, June 18, 2012

Infinera Ships DTN-X with 500 Gbps Super-Channels

Infinera announced first shipments of its DTN-X platform to customers for deployment. The company confirmed multiple trials and purchase orders from new and existing customers for the DTN-X platform, which features 500 Gbps long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels.

To date, Infinera has announced plans to deploy the DTN-X platform with two new customers, Cable&Wireless Worldwide for its Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) and DANTE for its G√ČANT European Research and Education Network.

The DTN-X platform features 5 Tbps of optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity. Integrated switching enables service providers to build highly efficient networks with switching activated wherever it is needed to improve wavelength fill and decrease the number of wavelengths that must be deployed. Infinera said this innovation results in networks with a high network Efficiency Quotient and potentially lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). The DTN-X also features a GMPLS control plane.

"While our competitors talk about their roadmaps for metro 400 Gb/s super-channels, Infinera is delivering the industry’s first 500 Gb/s long haul FlexCoherent super-channels,�? said Dave Welch, co-founder, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Infinera. “With DTN-X, we are also bringing the largest capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry’s first deployable FlexCoherent capability. Infinera delivers on the capabilities that help service providers scale, simplify and make their networks more efficient to lower overall lifecycle TCO."

  • Infinera first began shipping its DTN platform in 2004 based on 100 Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs).