800G - Dual Wavelengths with Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine ICE6
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ICE6 800G Generation Optical Engine

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
Connection between South America Europe and parts of Africa
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Press Release

EllaLink Completes Marine Installation and turns to Infinera

EllaLink has successfully completed the marine installation of the industry’s lowest-latency trans-Atlantic cable system between Europe and Latin America and has selected Infinera’s leading-edge ICE6 technology to light the network, providing a direct single-hop transmission path between data centers on each continent.

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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

Allo Technology’s Nationwide Open Optical Network Leverages Infinera’s GX Series
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Allo Technology's Nationwide Open Optical Network

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UFINET Customer Testimonial

UFINET's CTO, Juan Carolos Naranjo, discusses how Infinera's ICE6 800G coherent technology enables the neutral infrastructure wholesale operator in Latin America to provide its customers with best-in-class capacity and connectivity services and gain a competitive market advantage.

Juan Carlos Naranjo - CTO, UFINET

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
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Record-setting 800G Transmission in the Windstream Network

Windstream's Art Nichols discusses 800G technology and economics and the completion of a live network trial that successfully achieved 800 gigabits per second single-wavelength transmission over 730 kilometers (km) across Windstream’s long-haul network between San Diego and Phoenix. Windstream and Infinera set another industry record by looping back the signal to achieve a 700G transmission over 1,460 km.

Art Nichols

Related Resources

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

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ICE6 Trial on MAREA Trans-Atlantic Cable

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Pluggables, Embeddeds, and the Three Vectors of Coherent Evolution

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

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Baud Rate, Modulation, and Maximizing Coherent Optical Performance

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Product Overview

ICE6 Optical Engine - Minimize TCO with 800G Generation Coherent

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Windstream Partner with Infinera to Transmit 800G over 730 Km

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Record-setting 800G Transmission in the Windstream Network

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