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ICE6 800G Generation Optical Engine

Verizon and Infinera Team to Send 800G, 600G, and 400G across Long-haul Fiber Network
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Press Release

Verizon Successfully Completes High-speed, Long-haul Data Session

Verizon sends 800 Gbps across long distance fiber in preparation for significant increase in amount of data from enterprise and consumer 5G applications

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White Paper

The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

Coherent optical transmission has delivered a dramatic enhancement in the capacity-reach product for long-haul and submarine cables. The first wave of coherent systems located all of the digital processing power in the receiver. Today, a second wave of coherent systems can deliver around 30 times the capacity of noncoherent technology.

Video: 800G - Getting More Capacity Over Longer Distances
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800G: Getting More Capacity Over Longer Distances

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Press Release

Windstream Partners with Infinera to Transmit 800G over 730 Km

Minimize Optical TCO with 800G

The sixth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6), the latest innovation from Infinera’s Optical Innovation Center, is a 1.6 Tb/s optical engine that delivers two independently programmable wavelengths at up to 800 Gb/s each. ICE6 utilizes second-generation digital Nyquist subcarriers, advanced PIC technology, and 7-nm DSP silicon geometry to break performance and spectral efficiency barriers, including 800G single-wavelength performance over 950 km in a live field trial. While 800G is the headline rate, ICE6 is also shattering optical transmission expectations for 600 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s per wavelength.

ICE6 enables network operators to meet the demands of rapid bandwidth growth by providing the greatest capacity at the greatest reach, resulting in a solution with the lowest cost and power per bit and the highest spectral efficiency possible. With Instant Bandwidth, ICE6 extends service providers’ ability to rapidly increase, move, and retire transmission capacity when and where they need it.

800G wavelengths offer the lowest cost per bit for network operators

Highlights

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Boost Capacity-Reach

With a state-of-the-art maximum baud rate of 96 Gbaud, ICE6 delivers industry-leading wavelength capacity-reach over a wide range of wavelength speeds, including 800G, 600G, and 400G. Proof points include a recent live network trial of 800G over 950 km.

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Maximize Fiber Capacity

Spectral efficiency of 8.833 bits/s/Hz and total C-band capacity of 42.4 Tb/s can be achieved with 800G wavelengths, with C+L band enabling more than 80 Tb/s. Key enabling features for maximizing spectral efficiency over longer distances include Nyquist subcarriers, a shared wavelocker, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (64QAM), dynamic bandwidth allocation, and SD-FEC gain sharing.

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Lower Operational Costs

ICE6 enables platform power consumption of less than 0.2 W/Gb/s and can deliver up to 3.2 Tb/s of coherent bandwidth in one rack unit. Operational costs are further reduced with a small number of high-capacity wavelengths to provision and manage, as opposed to a larger number of lower-capacity wavelengths.

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Leverage Innovative Features

Innovative features include second-generation Nyquist subcarriers, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and SD-FEC gain sharing. Additional advanced features include high-performance FEC, advanced telemetry, wire-speed encryption, and the ability to load-balance clients. over the two wavelengths.

Probabilistic Constellation Shaping White Paper

Related Resources

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Maximizing the Capacity-Reach of 800G Generation Coherent: Baud Rates, Features, and Modem SNR

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Coherent Baud Rates: Is Higher Always Better?

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The Ultimate Guide to Higher Baud Rates

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Infinera Breaks Industry Record with 800G Transmission over 950 Kilometers in a Live Network Trial

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Infinera and Corning Achieve 800G Across 800 Kilometers with ICE6

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Product Overview

ICE6 Optical Engine - Minimize TCO with 800G Generation Coherent

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White Paper

The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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Video

Record-setting 800G Transmission in the Windstream Network

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