Rethink Your Metro Network with Ground-breaking Innovation
Unique point-to-multipoint optics
Open and disaggregated
Network Automation and Control
Metro networks are rapidly evolving. Fifth-generation 800G coherent optics, typically used in long-haul networks, now support the most demanding metro capacity requirements, such as data center interconnect (DCI). High-speed metro networks are embracing the industry move to coherent pluggable optics such as 400G XR or 400G ZR/ZR+. And coherent 100G optics are being pushed closer and closer to the edge of metro and access and aggregation networks.
Driven by Infinera’s Advanced Coherent Optical Engines and Subsystems, our portfolio is changing the way network operators build metro networks at 800G, 400G, and 100G.
Simplify, optimize, and automate your metro networks.
ICE-X Point-to-Multipoint Optics in Infinera Metro DWDM Networks
This application note outlines how XR optics technology, and specifically Infinera’s implementation of the architecture, ICE-X, can bring substantial TCO benefits and enable support over SFW infrastructure that otherwise could be considerably challenging for network operators in the modern coherent DWDM era.