Video: Introducing the XTM II Cloud Scale Metro Platform
Video: Introducing the XTM II Cloud Scale Metro Platform
XTM II: Solving the equation of more bandwidth at less power per bit in metro networks
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E-book: Packet-Optical The Infinera Way
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Application Note: DAA Aggregation and Transport
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Cloud Scale Metro Networks

Mattias Fridström, Chief Technology Officer at Telia Carrier said, “The West Coast is a critical network segment in the U.S., and we are adding an additional route to further enhance customer experience in the region. The Infinera XTM Series makes the economics of 100G work. This metro solution brings with it the benefits of an integrated, low-power and space-saving design. More and more of our customers are doing the math and working out that now is the time to invest in 100G. And thanks to Infinera, we are ready for them.”

Click here to watch video entitled: Telia Carrier Deploys Infinera’s Unified Metro and Core Transport


The cloud is changing how we communicate, do business and build networks. It has a large impact on the metro network since the metro connects a variety of services, including cloud-based services and content from multiple service providers. As fiber and data centers are brought closer to the end user and 5G wireless is rolled out, the metro will need to network multiple protocols, provide low-latency connectivity and scale capacity from multiple gigabits per second (Gb/s) to multiple terabits per second (Tb/s).

Infinera’s XTM Series packet-optical transport system (P-OTS) platform simplifies this challenge with a highly scalable yet simple architecture, superior performance and exceptional total cost of ownership (TCO) for the access and aggregation of services in the metro network. Combined with the DTN-X Family for metro core networking, Infinera delivers multi-terabit capacity to assure scalability for cloud and 5G networking. Network operators can:

  • Easily scale from multi-Gb/s to multi-Tb/s
  • Network at ”anyrate” to 100 Gb/s for Optical Transport Network (OTN), storage area network (SAN) and Carrier Ethernet services
  • Deliver private dedicated wavelength connectivity
  • Support multiple mobile network services on the same platform

Transform Your Metro to Cloud Scale

The revenue potential of cloud and broadband services for network operators is staggering, with demand for 10 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s connectivity for services including data center interconnect (DCI); low-latency, high-speed backhaul and fronthaul networking for mobile service providers; Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and the exponential deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. However, this revenue potential must be managed against network cost to ensure the network value remains high.

Infinera’s XTM Series P-OTS platform is the multi-protocol platform with terabit scalability for modernizing legacy Synchronous Optical Networking/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy-based networks to a metro network able to scale and deliver services for the cloud, 5G and IoT world. It is designed to deliver high value while maintaining low TCO, driven by its low-power, high-density design and unparalled ease of use. Combined with Infinera’s comprehensive suite of professional services, you can make a secure investment in modernization with as much or as little support as you need.