MENA Deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network for Multi-Terabit Capacity in Egypt
January 19, 2015
Sunnyvale, Calif., – Jan. 19, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today the successful deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System’s trans-Egypt terrestrial network, providing multi-terabit capacity and offering network services available for customers today. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, will allow MENA to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capacity.
MENA, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, owns and operates a submarine telecommunications system connecting Europe to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Spanning three continents, MENA’s infrastructure provides wholesale capacity to global networks via Asia and the Middle East. With the deployment of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, MENA is equipped to provide wholesale carriers with a range of connectivity services from STM-1 to 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) and terabit capacity.
MENA selected the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, which features the industry’s only commercially available single-card 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent™ super-channel solution and is based on Infinera’s widely deployed photonic integrated circuits. By integrating DWDM optical transmission and up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching into a single platform, these 500 Gb/s super-channels provide network operators the ability to easily scale to terabits of transmission capacity. Infinera’s intelligent software, combined with this converged platform, automates network operations with the intent of reducing both operational cost and service delivery times. The Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise and is engineered to enable future upgrades to single-card terabit super-channels.
“We deployed the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network on this crucial phase of our network because we were looking for a solution with features that meet MENA’s standards of highly reliable and advanced networks solutions,” said Ahmed Khalaf, managing director of MENA. “The solution’s OTN switching capability provides the ability to offer our customers terabit capacity immediately upon deployment and the scalability realized from this network enables MENA to use time as a weapon to offer wholesale customers top-notch services.”
“We are delighted MENA has deployed Infinera solutions for this terrestrial upgrade to their network,” said Chris Champion, Infinera’s senior vice president, EMEA sales. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution allows global companies like MENA to compete in their markets. This network deployment enables MENA to provide alternative wholesale international capacity in its markets and supports the growth of the Middle East economy with network scale and efficiency.”
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the advantages and features of the Infinera platform including: that the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network will allow customers to differentiate their services and manage costs while scaling network capacity; that 500 Gb/s super-channels provide network operators the ability to easily scale to terabits of transmission capacity; that Infinera’s intelligent software, combined with this converged platform, automates network operations with the intent of reducing both operational cost and service delivery times; and that the Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise and engineered to enable future upgrades to single-card terabit super-channels. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2014 as filed with the SEC on October 29, 2014, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.