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13 February 2013

Infinera and Telefónica I+D demo 10Tb/s of super-channel capacity

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and Tier-1 network operator Telefónica, have completed a joint Terabit Technology Showcase.

Highlights of the Terabit Technology Showcase demonstrations include:

  • 10 Terabit per second (Tb/s) of super-channel capacity based on Infinera FlexCoherent™ technology to realize QPSK and 16 QAM super-channels to extend fiber capacity and signal reach
  • Telefónica I+D’s Flexi-Grid standards based GMPLS control plane for rapid service deployment and simplification of network operations
  • Demonstration of Infinera’s next-generation PIC-based flexible grid super-channels for improved spectral efficiency and flexibility

Infinera says that the demonstration illustrates some of the potential capabilities of its PIC based Digital Optical Network solution, including transmitting ten 1Tb/s super-channels as well as a demonstration of flexible grid transmission.

"Infinera’s 10 Terabit super-channel transmission and flexible grid transmission have been successfully tested in Telefónica I+D labs,” said Juan Fernandez-Palacios, head of Core Network Evolution at Telefónica I+D-GCTO Unit. "This demonstration shows a promising path to higher capacity and cost effective optical transmission beyond 100Gbps."

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