Infinera DTN-X XTS Series

The XTS Series, powered by Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine, is designed to power cloud scale networks for subsea operators. The XTS Series combines 2.4 terabits per second (2.4T) super-channels with sliceable photonics and in-flight line-rate Layer 1 encryption in a compact, low-power form factor. In addition, it features subsea-optimized modulation formats such as matrix-enhanced phase-shift keying (ME-PSK) and 3 quadrature amplitude modulation (3QAM), as well as Infinera’s Advanced Coherent Toolkit featuring the industry’s first commercially available Nyquist subcarriers to enhance capacity-reach performance.

The XTS Series enables super-channels to be sliced, providing wavelength-level granularity, so each wavelength can be tuned across the C-band, modulated and then routed to the appropriate destination. The XTS Series platforms are the industry’s first subsea transport-optimized meshponders, combining muxponder technology with sliceable photonics in a server-like wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) appliance. The XTS Series features new subsea software tools like dynamic spectral sharing, which enhances Infinera’s open architecture by allowing subsea operators to partition and monetize valuable fiber spectrum, which can now be safely and securely shared with multiple customer tenants, independent of both cable and submarine line terminal equipment suppliers. Mission-critical subsea link performance data is available in real time on demand via open software-defined networking application programming interfaces. Subsea operators can monitor transmission health as well as identify opportunities for capacity adjustments.

The XTS Series includes the following platforms:

  • The XTS-3300 delivers up to 1.2T of line-side capacity in 1 rack unit (1RU) and provides enhanced capacity and reach for subsea applications in an ultra-compact form factor at 600 millimeters (mm) rack depth, with low power consumption.
  • The XTS-3600 delivers 2.4T of line-side capacity in 4RU. With redundant controller, 470 mm rack depth, a mix of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/OTU4/10 GbE client interfaces and OTN multiplexing, it provides a multi-service platform for subsea applications.

The XTS Series interoperates with the DTN-X XTC and XT Series, providing a unified end-to-end Intelligent Transport Network portfolio, and when combined with Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth it allows for instant end-to-end network reconfiguration covering subsea, long-haul, metro and data center interconnect applications.

Learn about the other Infinera DTN-X Family solutions in detail: