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24 July 2014

XO deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network for 100G

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), says that its DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, which is capable of delivering high-bandwidth network services up to 100G, has been deployed across the nationwide network of XO Communications of Herndon, VA, USA (a provider of IP communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers). The multi-terabit DTN-X platform also enables XO to support high-performance cloud, data and video applications nationally.

Infinera says that, with the DTN-X platform, XO benefits from the only commercially available single-card 500Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channel solution. The 500Gb/s super-channels enable XO to rapidly deliver more than 9 terabits per second (Tb/s) of transmission capacity on a single fiber (more capacity than the entire Internet in 2005, and enough bandwidth to simultaneously stream over 1 million high-definition videos bi-directionally).

The high-capacity super-channels are enabled by 500Gb/s PICs developed and fabricated by Infinera, which claims to be the only supplier delivering 500Gb/s of transmission capacity from a single line-card. PICs enable the DTN-X platform to integrate wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) super-channel transmission with up to 12Tb/s of non-blocking optical transport network switching, providing seamless scaling as traffic requirements grow in the future. The DTN-X also features an SDN-ready application programming interface that enables the automation of network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times.

“The rapid growth of network traffic from mobile data, Internet video and cloud-based services puts tremendous stress on all areas of the XO network infrastructure,” says XO’s chief technology officer Steve Nocella. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network will enable XO to rapidly and cost-effectively grow network capacity for 100G services, and will also allow us to better meet the bandwidth requirements of our customers,” he adds. 

“Across the board, we are seeing accelerated bandwidth growth, driven primarily by new applications and Cloud infrastructure, which in turn is driving demand for scalable multi-terabit solutions,” comments Infinera’s president Welch. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network helps position XO with an infrastructure designed to accommodate their growth while enabling support for 100Gb/s and other high-performance services for their customers.”

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