Monday, November 12, 2012

Infinera's Instant Bandwidth Provisions Capacity in 100G Chunks

Infinera introduced an "Instant Bandwidth" capability that enables its DTN-X platform to provision capacity in 100G increments.

Instant Bandwidth provides one-click software control to unlock and add up to five 100G circuits on new line cards for the DTN-X.  The new line card supports 500G long-haul super-channels with 100G activated initially.  When additional capacity is needed in the bandwidth pool, the operator can unlock an additional 100G increment via software control.  The DTN-X platform leverages Infinera’s 500G Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent processor technology. The platform enables 5 Terabits of OTN switching per bay, enabling enabling services to be aggregated into the bandwidth pool for efficient wavelength utilization.

Infinera said a key advantage of its Instant Bandwidth capability is that network operators gain the ability to rapidly add 100G circuits while moving to a success based business model.  Provisioning time is nearly eliminated while the operator does not pay for 100G interfaces that are not yet in use.

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) will use the Infinera DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth in their nationwide 100G U.S. network.   This enables TSIC to turn up 100G of transport capacity via one-click software control.

“Instant Bandwidth on the DTN-X creates more opportunities for our customers to win by using time as a weapon to compete and respond to increasingly variable demands to flexibly grow and manage network capacity,” said Dave Welch, Infinera Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. “Software activated bandwidth changes the business model and the economics of transport networking, accelerating time to revenue for operators while boosting their competitiveness.”

Infinera started shipping the DTN-X platform earlier this year and the Instant Bandwidth solution for it is now available.

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