How Does Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ Work?
Infinera Instant Bandwidth enables optical transport network operators to rapidly deploy bandwidth in various increments including 100 Gb/s without having to deploy and install additional line cards in the system. It offers transport operators the ability to rapidly provision additional capacity with a success-based business model. Instant Bandwidth enables service providers to differentiate their services by shortening provisioning times, accelerating service delivery, and reducing time to revenue.
Innovation evolved: Time-based Instant Bandwidth
Infinera has now advanced the Instant Bandwidth solution to offer a new on-demand Time-based capability. It enables network operators to temporarily activate line-side bandwidth in 25 Gb/s, 37.5Gb/s, 50 Gb/s or 100 Gb/s increments depending on application, with deactivation at the end of a customer-specified time period. It helps fine-tune the bandwidth characteristics to more closely match traffic patterns, service demands, and network disruptions. Time-based Instant Bandwidth offers flexible control of network capacity as well as its duration, thereby, facilitating truly dynamic capabilities to build an Intelligent Transport Network.
Comparing Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ with the Competition
Infinera Instant Bandwidth enables operators to deploy WDM capacity in various increments including 100 Gb/s the same day as they turn on the customer services. In contrast, competitive solutions use conventional architecture that results in a time "penalty". This is because they require multiple time consuming activities for each additional 100G line card that needs to be deployed such as ordering, shipping, installation and provisioning taking several weeks to fulfill. A potential alternate approach for a competitive solution would be to over-order WDM line-cards for a chassis incurring a significant money "penalty".