Telefónica, a Tier-1 network operator, and Infinera (News - Alert), a provider of Digital Optical Network solutions, has jointly exhibited Terabit Technology. The exhibition of the technology emphasises the rise in the implementations of advanced technologies in the field of optical networks.
Juan Fernandez-Palacios, head of core network evolution at Telefónica I+D-GCTO Unit, said, “Infinera's 10 Terabit super-channel transmission and flexible grid transmission have been successfully tested in Telefónica I+D labs. This demonstration shows a promising path to higher capacity and cost effective optical transmission beyond 100Gbps.”
Through this demonstration, Infinera has showcased some of its potential capabilities for flexible grid transmission along with a PIC based Digital Optical Network solution that includes transmitting 10 Tb/s super-channels. Telefónica and Infinera, in conjunction with other vendors and service providers have undertaken the task of standardizing GMPLS based control plane as one of the key technologies for flexible networks in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards committees.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of our Terabit Technology Showcase with Telefónica. This demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond 100G,” Dave Welch, co-founder, EVP and chief strategy officer at Infinera.
Recently, Infinera was in news when the company announced that KDDI (News - Alert) Corporation selected the Infinera DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth via its local partner Nissho Electronics, to upgrade the Miyazaki - Okinawa Cable network in Japan. The upgrade will offer a network, providing multi-Terabit optical transmission to deliver 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) services across the country.
Infinera's DTN-X also integrates 5 Tb/s of OTN switching combined with an intelligent control plane, enabling service providers to effectively manage revenue generating services while maximizing efficient use of their infrastructure.
Edited by Brooke Neuman