Case Studies

SANET (SLOVAK ACADEMIC NETWORK), a national research and education network (NREN), needed to upgrade its Ethernet-based transport network backbone to 100 Gb/s in order to support the significant bandwidth demanded by scientific experiments and other academic projects. SANET is a nonprofit organization supported by Slovakia’s Ministry of Education.

In this video, Mattias Fridström, Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Telia Carrier, talks about how the company’s international carrier backbone spreads capacity and connectivity around the world. Fridström discusses the massive traffic growth on Telia Carrier’s network year-over-year, and the need for the network to be diverse, flexible and fast in order to meet the needs of its customers.

GÉANT is Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related e-infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education. GÉANT needed to overcome Ethernet link aggregation group (LAG) limitations to better support “elephant flows” above 10 gigabits per second and selected Infinera packet-aware optical transport network to do so.

Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) is Japan’s first commercial internet exchange (IX) provider, established in 1997. As an IX, JPIX is a critical part of Japan’s cloud infrastructure, offering high-performance connectivity services between providers, wholesalers and their end users. JPIX’s priority was to improve its network configuration and scalability to reduce the costs associated with frequent replacement of legacy transmission devices. JPIX required an optical transport device with improved scalability – one that was capable of transmitting massive amounts of data.

Interoute was born out of a vision to connect the business hubs of Europe with the continent’s largest, fastest and most advanced fiber optic network. As part of its growth strategy, Interoute was looking to expand the bandwidth of its pan-European long-haul network to efficiently deliver new cloud-based network services to its customers. Interoute needed an easy-to-operate solution that would enable it to quickly and efficiently provision network services to support unpredictable capacity demands.

HUTCHISON GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (HGC) is a leading fixed-line operator, IT service provider, carrier’s carrier and one of Hong Kong’s largest-scale Wi-Fi service providers. HGC wanted to provide mobile operators within the Hong Kong region with high-capacity active mobile fronthaul services. HGC selected Infinera’s XTM Series active Mobile Fronthaul Solution for deployment across its optical network in Hong Kong. With links now live, HGC is turning up one of the world’s first commercially available mobile fronthaul services to mobile operators in Hong Kong, including 3 Hong Kong, HGC’s sister company.

Research and Education (R&E) networks enable a wide variety of users to collaborate effectively over long distances. Researchers from educational and government institutions access experimental facilities, share high-performance computing (HPC) clusters and exchange huge data sets. Dynamic experiments, new collaborations, and intensive short-term computing requirements drive large fluctuations in bandwidth demand and traffic patterns. This requires very high-capacity metro optical transport that is simple to deploy and scale, while meeting the space and power constraints of any data center environment. Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks are proving to be a very good fit for these requirements, and a key enabler for R&E networking.

Australia Japan Cable (AJC) experienced a network outage on its subsea optical network between Japan and Guam. AJC needed to quickly restore network services to its customers while undertaking subsea cable repairs.

Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications to businesses and consumers nationwide. Windstream needed to quickly expand the bandwidth of its long-haul express network. Windstream’s strategy is to offer new and advanced services to its customers in the shortest time possible.

With the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network and full turnkey and spares management services Windstream expanded its long-haul express network by 9,500 miles and now provides 100G Wave transport services in 44 markets across the continental U.S.

Leading Internet Exchange (IX) providers want to connect all of their facilities within a single metro area and operate them as a single, large scale, distributed IX. This requires very high capacity metro optical transport that is simple to deploy and scale, and fits the space and power constraints of an urban data center environment. Infinera’s Cloud Xpress is proving to be an ideal fit for these requirements, and a key enabler for the distributed IX.