Sunnyvale, Calif. and London – March 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. EST – Infinera, the leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and RETN, an international network service provider, announced the deployment of the Infinera XT-3300 and FlexILS to easily scale network capacity for RETN’s large base of international wholesale and enterprise customers.
RETN operates a backbone network that spans 33,000 kilometers of fiber and connects 34 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. RETN previously deployed the Infinera DTN-X, XT-500 and Cloud Xpress throughout Europe and Russia. The deployment of the Infinera XT-3300 and FLexILS connects Scandinavian countries to Russia across one of RETN’s main backbone routes. Additional deployment of Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network solutions will be completed in 2018 to extend the capacity of the densest routes in Europe across RETN’s network.
With the Infinera XT-3300, RETN maximizes the transmission capacity of its optical network by more than tripling fiber capacity. The FlexILS platform is fully compatible with current and future Infinera optical engines. Infinera Instant Bandwidth allows RETN to easily activate capacity with a few clicks of the mouse and pay for that capacity as it is activated, accelerating time-to-revenue while lowering total cost of ownership.
“The Infinera XT-3300 and FlexILS are performing better than advertised,” said Ilya Nikishin, chief technical officer, RETN. “It makes a big difference when you have such a reliable business partner to provide innovative and manageable products. The Infinera solution was easy for our team to install and we can quickly deliver a premium experience to our customers improving their connectivity across Europe up to the border of China and further.”
“We are honored to be a trusted partner for RETN as their international network continues to expand,” said Nick Walden, Infinera senior vice president, EMEA. “RETN’s deployment of the Infinera XT-3300 and FlexILS highlights how easy it is to scale network capacity with Infinera’s terrestrial long-haul solutions.”
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RETN is one of the fastest growing independent European network service providers with a unique capability to connect Europe and Asia. RETN has lit over 33,000 km of fibre on its own pan-European network which connects 34 countries stretching between North America and Asia, predominantly concentrating in Europe and the CIS countries. The RETN backbone (which is connected directly to all major carrier-neutral DCs) carries a large proportion of international traffic in the regions it passes through. The network’s unique geographical footprint provides over 5 Tbps of capacity over its four primary routes between the West and Asia. RETN offers a wide range of connectivity services which include, but are not limited to: IP transit, Ethernet VPN services, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation, Cloud Connect. Find out more on www.retn.net.
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the operational, economic and technical benefits of deploying the XT-3300 and FlexILS including the FlexILS platform’s compatibility with future Infinera optical engines. 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 December 30, 2017 as filed with the SEC on February 7, 2018, 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.