Infinera’s metro network offerings build on the company’s years of experience in and extensive knowledge of packet-optical metro access, aggregation and metro core solutions. These offerings include the XTM Series metro packet-optical platform, the XTG Series passive wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) platform and the DTN-X XTC-2 and XTC-2E metro regional platforms.
These platforms deliver optimized services for metro applications such as triple play backhaul, cable TV backhaul, business Ethernet, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul. They also facilitate handoff to application-agnostic long-haul networks.
Metro network applications often require specific capabilities such as low latency and excellent sync capabilities. Infinera’s metro offerings are at the forefront when it comes to delivering application-specific services with ultra-low latency and superior sync.
With direct WDM interoperability between the metro portfolio and Infinera’s long-haul DTN-X Family, the value of a unified end-to-end Infinera Intelligent Transport Network from metro access to long-haul is enabled. Better economics, simpler network design and easier end-to-end management are all delivered, while maintaining the benefits of optimized metro and long-haul networks. Overall, this helps network operators deliver services in a unified end-to-end environment while maintaining the benefits of an application-optimized metro network.
To complement the company’s strengths in metro and long-haul networking, Infinera’s Cloud Xpress Family is ideal for metro data center interconnect. It offers hyperscale density with 1.2 terabits per second (1.2T) of super-channel capacity in a 1 rack unit (1RU) rack-and-stack form factor offering low power consumption and simple operations. The portfolio provides a rich set of customizable tools to meet the requirements of specific applications and network locations.
Easy-to-use network and service management is provided end-to-end throughout the metro and long-haul network with the Digital Network Administrator (DNA) management system, part of the Infinera Management System (IMS) suite of management software. IMS addresses the whole service and network life cycle with tools for planning, deployment and operations. Infinera’s metro networking portfolio is also programmable in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment via the Xceed Software Suite.