Showing posts with label 500G. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 500G. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fastweb tests 500G Single-wavelength Connectivity with Infinera

Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, has demonstrated 500G single-wavelength service connectivity in a production network using Infinera’s configurable technology on the Groove platform. The trial spanned over 180 km on Fastweb’s low-latency long-haul backbone network, between Milan and Turin.

Infinera said the 500G single-wavelength trial demonstrated Fastweb’s capability to easily and efficiently scale its infrastructure network to meet the increasing bandwidth demands of its end-user customers. The trial was implemented over Fastweb’s existing optical infrastructure without special amplifiers, tuning, or changes.

Infinera’s 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, mTera Universal Switching Platform and Groove 600G technology are part of Fastweb’s backbone network spanning over 650 nodes and providing the flexibility and future development and delivery of a range of programmable high-speed end-user services at 400G, 500G, and up to 600G. Infinera’s solution enables Fastweb to scale internet exchange point capacity up to 24 terabits per second, while offering ease of deployment and network investment efficiency.

“Providing our customers with resilient, high-quality, and innovative solutions is in Fastweb’s DNA,” said Andrea Lasagna, Chief Technology Officer, Fastweb. “As the market for high-performance long-haul transport continues to grow at an accelerated pace, a scalable and simple network approach is required to satisfy the growing demand for bandwidth. This trial confirms the outstanding performance provided by Infinera’s innovative solution, which enables us to deliver a best-in-class customer experience at the highest transmission speeds.”

“We are pleased to extend our technology partnership with Fastweb to bring the benefits of cutting-edge coherent optical transmission to their customers,” said Glenn Laxdal, Senior Vice President, Product Line Management, Infinera. “Our ability to introduce higher-speed transmission over existing infrastructures is a key part of our mission to help our customers effectively meet their increasing bandwidth needs.”

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Germany's M-net tests Nokia's probabilistically shaped wavelengths

M-net Telekommunikations GmbH, a German service provider, has conducted the first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths using Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE 3) super coherent technology. 

Specifically, M-net and Nokia enabled a 500 Gbps, single, probabilistically shaped wavelength over a regional DWDM network spanning the German state of Bavaria.

M-net used probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS) to shape the signal from its maximum capacity of 600G to a rate optimized for the specific fiber route used in the test.

Dr. Hermann Rodler, CTO at M-net, said: "This field trial clearly underlines the innovative strength of M-net. We are very proud to collaborate with Nokia to push the technology envelope on our state-of-the-art fiber-optic network, and to be the first carrier to publicly test the PSE-3 and its probabilistic constellation shaping technology."

Sam Bucci, head of optical networking at Nokia, said: "We're excited to partner with M-net on the implementation of its new fiber optic backbone network. The Technical University of Munich played a key role in the development of PCS, and the PSE-3 was largely developed at Nokia's R&D facility in Nuremberg, so it's only appropriate that the first field trial of PSE-3 technology would take place in Bavaria."

Nokia's PSE-3 chipset leverages probabilistic constellation shaping

Nokia unveiled its Photonic Service Engine 3 chipset featuring probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS) that pushes fiber-optic performance close to the Shannon limit to fully exploit channel capacity.

PCS is a new modulation technique pioneered by Nokia Bell Labs that the company says enables maximum capacity over any distance and on any fiber - from metro to subsea - increasing capacity up to 65% over currently deployed networks while reducing power by 60%. This includes 200G rates over most terrestrial and subsea links, as 400G over most shorter distances.

The PSE-3 chipset, which is the first coherent digital signal processor to implement PCS, provides finely adjustable wavelength capacity from 100G to 600G with a single, uniform modulation format, baud rate, and channel size. This simplifies network operations and planning.

"This is a breakthrough in how we can maximize the performance of optical networks and, at the same time, vastly simplify operations. The Photonic Service Engine 3 is the culmination of a decade of research and first-hand experience building the largest, highest capacity optical networks in the world. By introducing this extreme and yet remarkably simple programmability, our customers can now maximize the capacity of every link in their network, whether that's 10 km, 10,000 km or beyond. They will be able to keep their costs under control while handling the huge bandwidth demands that video, cloud, and soon 5G will be throwing at them."

Nokia is planning to introduce the PSE-3 chipset across ist packet-optical portfolio, including a new version of the 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect, a compact modular WDM platform for data center interconnect. The 1830 PSI-M will use modular chassis architecture with high-performance modules based pm the PSE-3. Commercial availability is expected in Q3 2018.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

XO Deploys Infinera for 100G Nationwide

XO Communications has deployed the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across its nationwide network.

The multi-terabit Infinera DTN-X platform supports 100G services also enables XO to deliver high-performance cloud, data and video applications nationally. The Infinera DTN-X platform features single-card, 500Gbps FlexCoherent super-channels, enabling XO to rapidly deliver more than nine terabits per second of transmission capacity on a single fiber.

"The rapid growth of network traffic from mobile data, Internet video and cloud-based services puts tremendous stress on all areas of the XO network infrastructure," said Steve Nocella, XO Communications’ CTO. "The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network will enable XO to rapidly, and cost effectively grow network capacity for 100G services, and will also allow us to better meet the bandwidth requirements of our customers."

"Across the board, we are seeing accelerated bandwidth growth, driven primarily by new applications and Cloud infrastructure, which in turn is driving demand for scalable multi-terabit solutions," said Dave Welch, Infinera’s President. "The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network helps position XO with an infrastructure designed to accommodate their growth while enabling support for 100 Gbps and other high-performance services for their customers both today and tomorrow."

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.xo.com

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SEACOM to Deploy Infinera on Terrestrial Network

SEACOM has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform across its terrestrial network providing services to the African continent. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, enables SEACOM to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capabilities.

SEACOM owns and operates a high-capacity international network consisting of multiple submarine cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. SEACOM's submarine and terrestrial networks, stretching across 17,000 km, enable connectivity solutions that give carriers, network operators, and service providers the ability to expand and grow their operations across Africa and beyond.

Infinera said its platform provides SEACOM with the only commercially available single-card 500 Gbps FlexCoherent super-channel solution, which is based on Infinera's widely deployed photonic integrated circuits. These 500 Gbps super-channels enable SEACOM to scale to terabits of transmission capacity, integrating DWDM optical transmission in a single platform that is capable of supporting up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching as their traffic requirements grow in the future.

http://www.infinera.com/j7/servlet/NewsItem?newsItemID=402
http://www.seacom.mu

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Tests Multi-Terabit Capacity Across Live Network

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), which operates a wholesale fiber-optic open-access network, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its existing network across southern Virginia.

The demonstration, which was conducted with Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform and 500 Gbps super-channels, demonstrated MBC's ability to deliver multi-terabit capacity providing more bandwidth for data center operators, cloud providers, research and technology companies looking to expand into southern Virginia.

"This trial underscores MBC's ability to rapidly deliver terabit capacity on our existing network," said Tad Deriso, President & CEO of MBC. “As we look toward expanding and enhancing MBC's network infrastructure to accommodate 100Gb/s transport circuits throughout the region, this successful trial is validation that MBC will be able to continually deliver high capacity, scalable bandwidth to our carrier customers."

http://www.mbc-va.com/

Monday, September 9, 2013

Infinera's Super-Channel SD-FEC Can Double Capacity for TeliaSonera IC North America

TeliaSonera International Carrier's (TSIC) North America terrestrial network can double the capacity of a key link by implementing Infinera's super-channel implementation of  Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) on the Infinera DTN-X platform.

Infinera completed a verification test on a production route between Houston and Phoenix in TSIC’s North America network. The company said the test verified the ability of Infinera's SD-FEC technology to double the available transmission capacity on this network link. Infinera also announced today that the SD-FEC capability is now generally available on the DTN-X platform.

Infinera’s DTN-X platform delivers the industry’s only long haul FlexCoherent 500 Gbps super-channels based 500 Gbps Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent Processor. Infinera has deployed DTN-X networks in 30 countries with hundreds of super-channels activated into production. The DTN-X now offers SD-FEC, which is integrated into Infinera's third generation FlexCoherent Processor chip and combined with a world-record Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation capability that is specifically engineered to optimize capacity and reach.

Infinera Co-founder and President, Dr. David Welch added, “Earlier this year, we demonstrated our third generation FlexCoherent Processor, integrated with SD-FEC along with 500 Gb/s PICs, in a trial that doubled capacity on a submarine cable link from Hawaii to California. Today, we are pleased to announce that these benefits can also be delivered in a terrestrial environment and that the industry’s first super-channel SD-FEC solution is now generally available."

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.teliasonera.com

In June 2013, TeliaSonera International Carrier, which has previously deployed Infinera's DTN-X platform across its North American network, confirmed deployment of Infinera equipment in its European network.  The first route is Stockholm-to-Hamburg, one of the busiest on its European network.

TSIC, which operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 Point of Presence (PoPs)) across Europe, North America and Asia, said it chose Infinera in part for the speed in configuring bandwidth for new customers, some of whom are asking for large bandwidth configurations to ready in a matter of days. The Infinera platform has helped TSIC win new customers by its rapid provisioning.

Monday, May 13, 2013

BICS to Upgrade European Network with Infinera DTN-X

BICS, a global provider of international wholesale carrier services, has selected the Infinera DTN-X platform to upgrade its Pan-European network.

The BICS Pan-European network stretches across 9,000 kilometers of fiber in Europe and linking through a cable landing station in Marseille into the EIG & SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems.  BICS offers international wholesale services through a network of 100 points of presence in 55 cities and 33 countries across the globe.

The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gbps long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.
 
"The Infinera DTN-X allows BICS to provide flexible solutions and ensures a faster service implementation, translating into a shorter time to market for our customers," said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management at BICS. "This new platform will enable the aggregation of multiple high speed services on a single OTN interface. The advanced control plane offers the possibility of self-provisioning for high capacity services making BICS the perfect network outsourcing partner."

http://www.infinera.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Interoute Implements Infinera DTN-X Across 100G Pan-European Network


Interoute confirmed the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gbps, long-haul super-channels, across its Pan-European network.

 Interoute’s Pan-European network connects 102 cities in 30 countries and includes 21 dense city networks (MANs) in Europe’s major business centers and nine subsea landing stations. The carrier's fiber network serves every major European national telecoms provider, as well as major operators in North America, Africa, east and south Asia and the Middle East, including major mobile operators, ISPs, governments, universities and research agencies.

The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500G super-channels based on its Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent processor.  It offers five Terabits of non-blocking OTN switching per bay, scalable to 240 Tbps in a multi-bay configuration, resulting in more efficient utilization of the 100G waves when compared to conventional WDM architectures. Infinera also said its Bandwidth Virtualization simplifies service deployment, enabling Interoute to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs.

"The DTN-X helps us win in the marketplace," said Jonathan Wright, Vice President, Service Provider at Interoute. "Speed to deliver services is key in our industry. Infinera's solutions have enabled us to deliver anywhere from 10Gb/s to 500Gb/s capacity quickly and allows us to efficiently provision services, as the market dictates."

"The DTN-X continues to gain traction across the globe because customers are realizing the benefits of investing in an optical transport solution that converges OTN switching and WDM transport in the same chassis," said Chris Champion, Vice President, EMEA Sales.

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.interoute.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CenturyLink Installs Infinera's DTN-X for 100G Backbone


CenturyLink has deployed Infinera's DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gbps long haul super-channels, on its nationwide fiber optic backbone.

The deployment marks a significant Tier-1 win for Infinera's next gen platform.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Infinera said its DTN-X platform enables CenturyLink to enhance its nationwide next generation backbone transport network to support critical video, mobile, and cloud IP services, and extend its ability to deliver up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) tothe company’s data centers and customer facilities around the country.

The DTN-X uniquely delivers 500 Gbps FlexCoherent super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tbps) of OTN switching per chassis.

"Our experience with the Infinera DTN platform has demonstrated a system based on quality, ease of use, proven technology and reliability. As a customer since 2004, we look forward to including the DTN-X as part of our next generation network and achieving the same positive results as we have in the past," stated Matt Beal, CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief technology officer.

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.centurylink.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

Infinera and Verizon Test PMD Tolerance of 500G Coherent Optical Modem

Infinera published a technical paper detailing the results of a record breaking achievement for real-time polarization mode dispersion (PMD) performance of its coherent optical transmission technology.

The IEEE paper presents results of testing conducted with Verizon that measured PMD tolerance of  Infinera’s coherent optical transmission based on its 500 Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

“Our team, with Verizon, was able to demonstrate a coherent optical transmission that can handle large PMD values with our commercially available 500 Gb/s PIC,” said Dave Welch, Infinera Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Infinera. “System vendors in the industry today are having a difficult time achieving this. Not all coherent systems are the same. This paper illustrates the robustness of our optical solution and is a tribute to our brilliant teams here in Sunnyvale and in our Ottawa Design Center, developing the algorithms to make this possible."




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