"Infinera has just announced that by using Nyquist sub-carriers and the FEC gain sharing technologies, its customer, Seaborn Networks, is able to deliver 11.8 terabits of capacity over a 10,600km submarine link. [...] Infinera’s FlexCoherent uses what it calls matrix-enhanced PM-BPSK, a form of averaging that adds 1dB of gain. "Any innovation that adds gain to a link, the margin that you give to operators, is always welcome," says Mahajan [Pravin Mahajan, Infinera’s director of product and corporate marketing]."
"Seaborn Networks has announced that its Seabras-1 submarine network, which links Brazil and New York, is operational. The company also has revealed that it is using XTS-3300 meshponders from Infinera to support the delivery of low-latency, flexible-capacity services."
The hardware on Seaborn’s part of the cable is already provisioned, "every line card", said Fallon, using Infinera’s own photonic integrated circuits. "I believe we’ll change the industry. We will be able to deliver in minutes not weeks. Why would anyone want to do it differently? Both Fallon and Schwartz believe this model will be used for new subsea cables as they are laid to replace current infrastructure, much of which dates back to the late 1990s and the early years of this century."
Global Telecoms Business, 9/12/2017
"We’re an entrepreneurial company and our mission is to turn up capacity as fast as possible. Our definition of quality of service includes accurate invoices, good service-level agreements and the ability to activate circuits in less than 24 hours," said Schwartz [Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks]. "In the past customers expected to sign a contract and pay, and then expected to wait 60 to 120 days to get lit capacity. With Infinera the delivery is less than 30 minutes instead of days or weeks. Infinera will light capacity as and when the customer needs it."
"Infinera announced the deployment of its new XTS-3300 meshponders on the Seabras-1 submarine cable. Infinera said Seaborn selected the XTS-3300 to deliver the industry’s highest subsea spectral efficiency and lowest power consumption. The company added that while many subsea cables can take days to activate capacity, the Seaborn team was able to configure the XTS-3300 and light the fibre in 30 minutes."
Converge! Network Digest, 9/12/2017
"Infinera noted that its unique large-scale photonic integration technology delivers terabit super-channels and, along with the Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT), enables rapid activation of subsea links. Infinera Instant Bandwidth enables Seaborn to deploy bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments within minutes and a few clicks of a mouse, while the XTS-3300 platform enables scalability up to 11.8 terabits per second on a fiber. Infinera also noted that the XTS-3300 seamlessly integrates with Seaborn’s existing Infinera terrestrial backhaul networks in Brazil and New York, which include Infinera’s XTC and XTM Series."
Compound Semiconductor, 9/12/2017
"Network company Infinera and submarine cable firm Seaborn Networks have announced the deployment of Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud. While many subsea cables can take days to activate capacity, the Seaborn team was able to configure the XTS-3300 and light the fibre in 30 minutes. Infinera’s large-scale photonic integration technology delivers terabit super-channels and, along with the Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT), enables rapid activation of subsea links."
Transforming Network Infrastructure, 8/10/2017
"The cloud and IoT are redefining how networks are architected, operated and evolved. The fast-paced proliferation of internet-connected devices and the paradigm shift to cloud-based applications are driving an architectural evolution toward a new model based on a transport layer and a cloud services layer. In order to better adapt to this new era of hyper-connectivity and web-scale, an intelligent transport layer leverages the latest technology breakthroughs to reach an unprecedented level of scalability, efficiency and automation."
"Data security and privacy concerns continue to intensify along with the risks and costs of data breaches, leading many network operators to seek new security strategies and tools. One tool attracting particular interest among cloud service providers and data center operators is in-flight data encryption for data center interconnect (DCI) links. Advances in encryption technologies, systems, and solutions are now making it possible for all data traversing DCI links to be encrypted simply and cost-effectively, and with virtually no impact on DCI scalability and performance."
"Telxius, a telecommunications infrastructure company created by Telefonica, is using Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth software, to offer on-demand software-defined terabit capacity subsea service activation on its SAM-1 subsea network between the US, Brazil and Puerto Rico. These on-demand services are enabled by Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth software, activating capacity on the Intelligent Transport Network deployed by Telxius."