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May 26, 2011

Infinera Offers Its Customers 2 Terabits of Traffic for Paris-Lyon Route
By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

Infinera (News - Alert) has announced that its customers are carrying more than 2 Terabits/second of live revenue-generating network traffic on the busy 450 km route between Paris and Lyon for multiple customers. With this offering, Infinera has clearly demonstrated the scalability and reliability of its solutions for carrying large and fast-growing volumes of traffic.

Infinera network solutions are capable of carrying traffic in the hundreds of Gigabits and Terabit range primarily because of the built-in scalability of the Infinera DTN system. Infinera's photonic integrated circuits can integrate more than 60 optical components onto a pair of chips, capable of providing 100Gb/s of pre-provisioned capacity on every line card today. The company plans on introducing PICs with 500Gb/s of pre-provisioned capacity on its next-generation systems which will be available next year. Infinera's 100Gb/s PICs have proven live networks, recording more than six years of field operation with no PIC failures while its Just-in-TAM guarantee makes sure customers will receive new client service modules within ten days of order. The Infinera Management Suite also enables on-demand, point-and-click turn-up of new revenue opportunity.

In a release, Matthew Finnie, Interoute's CTO said that "Our Infinera network is critical in helping us deliver services to customers when and where they need it very quickly and responsively. The Paris-Lyon route is one of many where we offer very large capacity and so are positioned to meet customer requests very quickly.”

Infinera networks also supports French operator Covage which offers services to service providers and enterprises, with key competitive advantages of quick deployment of services, and a simple-to-understand pricing model for a connection whether it is 10km or 1000km. Covage has successfully deployed the Infinera network to support its 15 local broadband networks which are delivering broadband services to French regions. Vincent Couarraze, Director of Covage Networks stated that "Our Infinera network has helped us launch a successful business in France, carrying large volumes of corporate and Internet traffic, and also helped us deliver services to broadband customers.”

Infinera's next-generation systems are expected to provide advanced features and functionality, as well as capacity up to 25 Terabits/second. The company’s Bandwidth Virtualization architecture ensures the flexible deployment of PIC-based network capacity to carry any available service between any points on the network without the optical impairments or constraints typical of all-optical ROADMs.

Infinera Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Dave Welch explained that "Customers today rely on Infinera when they have large volumes of traffic on busy routes because the Infinera solution is uniquely scalable and reliable, due to the innovation of large-scale PIC technology. We intend to enhance these benefits even further as we roll out our new products over the next twelve months."

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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