Solution Brief: XTM II Cloud Scale Metro Platform
Solution Brief: XTM II Cloud Scale Metro Platform
New 200G per λ-traffic units and 400G+ per λ-ready open line system featuring industry's lowest power
Video: Introducing the Infinera XTM II
Video: Introducing the Infinera XTM II
Solving the equation of more bandwidth at less power per bit in metro networks
Whitepaper: Mobile Fronthaul and Migration to 5G
Whitepaper: Mobile Fronthaul and Migration to 5G
Learn how fiber-deep mobile fronthaul supports RAN architecture migration to 5G

XTM Series for Packet-Optical Networks from Access to Metro Core

Now Expanding to Enable Cloud Scale Metro Networks

The XTM Series is Infinera’s metro packet-optical platform that encompasses Layer 0 WDM and Layer 1 Optical Transport Network (OTN) networking and Layer 2 Ethernet and Layer 2.5 multi-protocol label switching – transport profile (MPLS-TP) networking in one system. This service-rich, multi-speed carrier-class platform provides transport services between 1.5 megabits per second (Mb/s) and 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) in access, metro and metro core networks. With its modular and scalable system of pluggable optics, multiple chassis size options and key characteristics such as low power and high density, it provides efficient delivery of today’s and tomorrow’s demanding services in a single platform.

Andrew Schmitt, Founder and Lead Analyst at Cignal AI
Andrew Schmitt, Founder and Lead Analyst at Cignal AI said, “Service providers are moving packet intelligence closer to the edge of the transport network to support high-capacity and low-latency applications like the Remote PHY requirements of Cable MSOs. The Infinera XTM II supports metro packet-optical applications with WDM uplink speeds up to 200G, while maintaining support for the installed base and the wider XTM Series.”


The XTM II platform extends Infinera’s XTM Series metro capabilities to cloud scale, and is optimized for the transport of the ever-increasing amount of capacity required to support bandwidth-intensive applications like 4G and future 5G mobility, over-the-top services such as video, virtual and augmented reality and the Internet of Things (IoT). New fiber-deep access architectures are being built to support these trends, including remote physical layer (PHY) in cable networks, cloud radio access networks (C-RAN)/5G in mobile networks and x passive optical networks (xPON) in fixed networks. These new architectures require high-capacity, low-latency transport in metro networks coupled with the ability to support increasingly dynamic traffic flows.

Packet Optical Networks
Fiber-deep network architectures require high-capacity networks to be deployed in existing network facilities that often have space and power constraints. The XTM II was designed exactly for this challenge, with the lowest power per 100G in the industry and an eightfold density increase.

Björn Jonsson, CEO at Norrsken
Björn Jonsson, CEO at Norrsken said, “We are excited to be the first carrier to deploy Infinera’s newly released XTM II platform and the new 400G Flexponder. This upgrade delivers higher capacity, higher density, ultra-low latency and lower power consumption while keeping our existing chassis and protecting our network investments with this market-leading packet-optical platform.”


Andy Rawnsely, Chief Architect at Gamma
Andy Rawnsely, Chief Architect at Gamma said, “After extensive research and consideration, we selected the Infinera XTM Series platform for our dark fiber aggregation project as it enabled us to dramatically increase capacity and scalability, while offering innovative services to our customers.”


To learn more about our XTM Series products, go to our Data Sheets.

Packet Optical Networks

XTM Series Features and Benefits
Low Power Design Industry-leading low power – as low as 5 watts (W) per 10G and 20 W per 100G, with flexible chassis fuse options enabling low-power deployment in power-constrained environments.
High Density Design Providing networking solutions with leading density capabilities on both Layer 1 and Layer 2 products.
One platform – integrated optical and Ethernet Packet and optical wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM), Layer 0, 1, 2, and 2.5, integrated in one platform reducing need for separate platforms and simplifying operations processes and training.
One platform – wide range of chassis options 11 rack units (11RU), 3RU and 1RU chassis options.
Flexible and scalable Seamless mix of coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) on fiber pairs or single-fiber configurations.

Flexible use of pluggable optics and configurable hardware.

Wide range of reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) for cost-efficient dynamic networking.

Multi-service Wide range of services supported: Ethernet, OTN, Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET), time-division multiplexing (TDM), Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI)/Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI), Fibre Channel
Multi-reach, multi-speed Variety of options in reach (1-1500 kilometers) and number of wavelengths (incremental steps up to 80 channels). Service speed options from 1.5 Mb/s to 100 Gb/s and wavelength speed options from 10 Gb/s to 200 Gb/s
Superior synchronization Supporting Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and 1588v2. Ideal for 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G applications.
Low latency Industry-leading low latency and jitter performance for latency-critical applications.
CPRI/OBSAI CPRI/ OBSAI support, enabling mobile fronthaul for centralized and cloud radio access networks (C-RAN).
IGMPv2 Multicast and Internet Group Management Protocol version 2 (IGMPv2) for efficient video broadcast applications that minimize router ports.
CE 2.0-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0)-certified products ideal for enterprise networks and business Ethernet.
TDM services Support for legacy time-division multiplexing (TDM) over Ethernet, providing easy migration to packet-optical networking.
Manageability and SDN programmability Fully manageable through Infinera’s Digital Network Administrator (DNA) and programmable via the Xceed Software Suite, which provides a multi-layer SDN control platform and SDN applications. DNA and Xceed work together to automate operations, optimize multi-layer networks and create dynamic and innovative services.