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12 May 2014

SEACOM deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in Africa

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 platform has been deployed across the terrestrial network of pan-African telecoms service provider SEACOM. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, enables SEACOM to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capabilities, says Infinera.

SEACOM owns and operates a high-capacity international network consisting of multiple submarine cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). ItsĀ  submarine and terrestrial networks, spanning 17,000km, enable connectivity solutions that give carriers, network operators and service providers the ability to expand and grow their operations across Africa and beyond.

Infinera provides SEACOM with an Intelligent Transport Network featuring what is claimed to be the only commercially available single-card 500Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channel solution, which is based on Infinera’s widely deployed photonic integrated circuits. The 500Gb/s super-channels enable SEACOM to scale to terabits of transmission capacity, integrating DWDM optical transmission in a single platform that is capable of supporting up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching as their traffic requirements grow in the future. Infinera’s intelligent software, combined with this converged platform, automates network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times. The DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise and to enable future upgrades to single-card terabit super-channels.

“The need for bandwidth in Africa is growing substantially and SEACOM’s network is ready to address this increase in demand for our customers,” says SEACOM’s chief technology officer Claes Segelberg. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables SEACOM to offer 100Gb/s services and provides us with the ability to offer higher-speed services to accommodate existing customers and attract new customers,” he adds.

“SEACOM’s deployment of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution substantially increases the capacity available for Internet and global communications services as the company addresses the growing need for bandwidth in Africa,” says Chris Champion, Infinera’s senior VP, EMEA sales. “This network upgrade continues our long-standing relationship with SEACOM and reflects positively on the success of SEACOM's prior deployment of the Infinera DTN.”

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