Infinera’s new Infinite Capacity Engine, a multi-terabit optical subsystem, enables the next step function in optical wave division multiplexing (WDM) transport performance. Powered by the advanced electronics of Infinera’s next-generation FlexCoherent™ Processor and the cutting edge photonics of Infinera’s fourth generation of photonic integrated circuit (PIC), the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine is the first in the industry to offer network operators the combined benefits of delivering optical super-channel capacity up to 2.4 terabits per second and reach up to 12,000 kilometers.
The Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine is designed from the ground up to deliver unmatched transport performance in the world’s smallest package, with extremely low power consumption. This optical subsystem is customizable into various capacities for different network applications across the Infinera end-to-end Intelligent Transport Network product portfolio, spanning long-haul terrestrial, subsea, metro and data center interconnect segments.
The Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine helps deliver the next generation of coherent optical innovations, such as:
- Multi-terabit super-channels: enabling massive network scale with up to 12 times more capacity than other implementations
- Sliceable photonics: tune and route any 100 gigabit per second (100G) wavelength within a super-channel or N x 100G super-channels in multiple separate directions, each with its own coherent modulation profile. Sliceable photonics reduce requirements for traffic modules in networks by up to 77% while delivering tremendous flexibility, resulting in up to 53% lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Infinera Advanced Coherent Toolkit: featuring breakthrough technology innovations such as Nyquist subcarriers and SD-FEC gain sharing, delivering up to 60% more capacity-reach performance for submarine and terrestrial networks
- Multi-terabit encryption: in-flight Layer 1 wire speed encryption, bigger than current industry solutions. Transparent encryption implemented per service or in bulk mode. It uses the strong 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key and integrates hitless key exchange and cryptographic mechanisms, at the same time delivering 100% traffic throughput
The Infinite Capacity Engine supports a new revolutionary approach of delivering pre-deployed multi-terabit capacity in networks to help providers be more competitive in the marketplace while dramatically reducing their operational rigidity and forecasting complexity. This new approach to optical networking combines pre-deployed capacity, software activation of bandwidth using Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth or Time-based Instant Bandwidth and the ability to set the FlexGrid frequency and modulation profile of each wavelength through sliceability to support more flexible and efficient networks. Service providers can leverage time as a weapon to compete more effectively and closely match their end-customer demands by instantly activating new bandwidth without incurring truck rolls, time or cost penalties.