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13 March 2013

Akado Telecom launches high-speed metro optical network based on Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms

Akado Telecom, a multi-service cable network operator, has launched a high-speed metro optical network in the Moscow region of Russia, based on the DTN and ATN platforms of 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).

With the new metro transport network using Infinera’s Digital Optical Network architecture, Akado will be one of the first fixed network operators in Russia to deploy a next generation DWDM infrastructure able to support 100 GbE services.

Akado Telecom provides a full range of advanced communication services based on its own fiber-optic network, which extends more than 18,000 kilometers. Akado's multi-service network provides high-speed residential internet access, voice services, and cable TV services, as well as a broad range of enterprise services for businesses. Infinera’s DTN platform will provide a right-sized solution for the metropolitan core network and the ATN will provide a compact metro aggregation solution with a common network management solution for end-to-end point-and-click transport services.

With demand for bandwidth driving 10 gigabit services and emerging interest in 100 GbE services coming from its customers, Akado said it needed a modern DWDM backbone network with integrated OTN switching capabilities. Infinera’s DTN solution was chosen to ensure a higher level of network efficiency, while at the same time providing a way to reduce operational and capital costs and ultimately lower total cost of ownership, says Akado. 

"The new solution we implemented offers us a flexible next generation DWDM network and intelligent tools to rapidly deploy additional bandwidth resources,” said Vitaly Klishin, business development director at Akado Group. “As one of the first service providers in Russia to offer 100 GbE services, we are committed to continuously satisfying the needs of over 3,500 enterprises, 350 service providers, and over 12,000 state organizations, and will further innovate our backbone network in 2013.”

"We are excited to be selected by Akado Telecom for their metro core and access aggregation deployment and will continue to work with them as they build out this next generation network throughout the Moscow region," said Chris Champion, vice president EMEA sales. “We are committed to Russia and helping our customers succeed in this market.”

Infinera’s DTN platform, powered by 100 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs), is designed to scale up to 6.4 Tb/s of transmission capacity per fiber today and support services with speeds up to 100 GbE.

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