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5 July 2013

FX Networks selects Infinera’s DTN-X platform for its nationwide network

FX Networks, owner and operator of a national network in New Zealand, has selected Infinera Corp’s DTN-X platform for its nationwide network. Infinera, of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, is a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

Infinera’s DTN-X, featuring 500Gb/s long haul super-channels, enables FX Networks to build a new network infrastructure delivering 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to service providers and research and education networks.

FX Networks, a new DTN-X customer for Infinera, owns and operates a national high-capacity inter-city fibre optic network throughout New Zealand. FX Networks partnered with REANNZ, New Zealand’s Research and Education Network, to build this multi-terabit countrywide network. The arrangement included joint investment and fiber sharing between the two entities to increase the capacity and footprint of the network. This new infrastructure will provide a multi-terabit network to offer scientists across New Zealand the opportunity to participate in cutting edge and data intensive experiments.

FX Networks, who will operate the network under the agreement with REANNZ, selected the Infinera DTN-X platform to deliver 500Gb/s coherent super-channels on their network, along with its future scalability to one Terabit per second (Tb/s) super-channels, the efficiency delivered by its five Tb/s integrated OTN switch and the simplicity of its open intelligent software control. FX Networks also plans to offer 10, 40 and 100 GbE services to a broad set of wholesale customers across New Zealand and will leverage the ability of the DTN-X to deliver these services quickly.

“We are seeing burgeoning demand for high speed data services in New Zealand, impacted by the growing trend towards the use of cloud based services and an insatiable demand for content from customers of the ISP’s that rely on our backhaul services,” said David Heald, CEO at FX Networks.  “We expect this to continue and accelerate with the ongoing deployment of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) access services throughout most of New Zealand. The deployment of Infinera’s DTN-X platform is a crucial part of our strategy to provide uncontended, reliable, cost effective data services between New Zealand’s UFB Points of Interconnect, which are becoming the key locations for data aggregation in New Zealand.”

FX Networks is deploying an Intelligent Transport Network to scale network capacity, automate operations and reduce complexity by converging multi-layer switching with the industry’s only commercially available 500Gb/s coherent super-channel transmission.

Tags: Infinera


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