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.”
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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 synchronization capabilities. Infinera’s metro offerings are at the forefront when it comes to delivering application-specific services with ultra-low latency and superior sync.
To meet the ever-increasing demand for higher capacity to support bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4G and 5G mobility, over the top services and the Internet of Things (IoT), Infinera has introduced the XTM II cloud scale metro platform. The XTM II is part of the XTM Series and offers up to 24 terabits per second (Tb/s) of fiber capacity at industry-leading low power and high density. Using as little as 20 watts (W) per 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s), the XTM II platform continues to keep Infinera at the leading edge of low-power metro solutions. Supporting the stringent power and space requirements that are characteristic of metro environments, the XTM II enables high-capacity metro deployments in environments where space and power are constrained. This enables operators to bring higher-capacity optical networking to existing facilities and avoid expensive power and/or fuse upgrades.
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 enhanced. 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 1.2T 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.