Network operators of all kinds are facing the challenge of scaling their networks and the operational teams that run them to meet growing traffic demand. The response of the wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) industry historically has been to ramp up wavelength data rates, but this approach on its own is now hitting the fundamental limits of optical physics.
Infinera has added a new dimension of scalability in the form of the coherent super-channel, which allows an individual network engineer to turn up five times the capacity in the same amount of time as a 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) transponder. We’ve made this capability cashflow-efficient using our Instant Bandwidth capability, and we’ve transformed this raw super-channel capacity into an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth using Bandwidth Virtualization. This non-blocking Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching capability provides everything from point-and-click service provisioning using Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) and Transport Software-defined Networking (SDN) to the enhanced, hardware-assisted service protection provided by Infinera’s unique FastSMP shared mesh protection technology.
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