Advanced Coherent Toolkit for Super-channels
Advanced Coherent Toolkit for Super-channels
Infinera’s Advanced Coherent Toolkit lets operators improve fiber capacity-reach performance
SD-FEC for Super-Channels
SD-FEC for Super-Channels
SD-FEC delivers error-free digital information at extremely high data rates and over very long distances
Meeting the Demand for New Capacity
Meeting the Demand for New Capacity
Advanced coherent technologies achieve new milestones in optical performance

 

Infinera is driving optical leadership with next-generation coherent technologies by increasing the capacity and reach of subsea and terrestrial systems. Infinera’s Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT) enables operators to improve their fiber capacity-reach performance.

Andy Lumsden, Head of Network Services, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, said, “The flexibility of PIC-based super-channels has proven to be a major advantage in subsea operations, and the addition of next-generation coherent processing provides an important capacity boost. These capabilities see us continue to exceed the demands of our customers and provide exceptional service levels across the Telstra Global Network and North American region.”

Infinera combines large-scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based photonics and advanced application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)/digital signal processor (DSP) electronics, two key technologies that enable the Advanced Coherent Toolkit. Infinera’s FlexCoherent® ASIC/DSPs are based on cutting-edge electronics to deliver enhanced coherent processing with low power.

Infinera’s next-generation coherent super-channel optical performance has already been proven to be industry-leading, as validated by a spectral efficiency record 50 percent higher than alternatives on the 10,000-kilometer (km) Seabras-1 cable. Other examples of outstanding performance include submarine deployments such as Telstra International’s 4,200-km AAG5 submarine cable from Hawaii to California, terrestrial deployments such as Facebook’s “World’s Longest Terrestrial Multi-Terabit Route” and lab trials that achieve trans-Atlantic reach using advanced modulation such as polarization-multiplexed 8 quadrature amplitude modulation (PM-8QAM).

Infinera continues to pioneer the next generation of coherent technology and enables operators to harness the maximum capacity for a given reach from new or existing subsea and long-haul terrestrial cable systems carrying super-channels.