Infinera and Russian telecommunications operator Rostelecom have announced that they have initiated the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform based on 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) coherent super-channel technology to extend the reach of Rostelecom's transport IP/MPLS network.
With an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Rostelecom has the ability to offer a wide range of 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to their customers. Infinera's 500 Gb/s super-channel technology provides 'high-speed service delivery and high scalability' for the multi-terabit transport network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X with photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology, also allows Rostelecom to 'reduce operating costs by offering network automation capabilities, multi-layer convergence and high reliability.'
Rostelecom serves more than 100 million subscribers in 80 regions throughout Russia, offering cutting-edge fixed and mobile telephony, broadband access, television, and cloud solutions to consumers and businesses.
"Being the largest telecommunications provider in Russia, Rostelecom sees the need to respond to immense growth of traffic volumes in a quick and proactive manner," says Ivan Zima, Senior Vice-President for network development at Rostelecom, OJSC. "We are happy to embrace the challenge of the dynamic and ever-growing market together with Infinera."
"Infinera is the fastest-growing supplier of WDM equipment in Europe as a result of the introduction of the DTN-X," said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical at Infonetics Research.
"We are seeing ever increasing demand for our Intelligent Transport Network solution globally," said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "Our innovative 100G solution, uniquely delivering 500Gb/s super-channels, provides operators like Rostelecom a solution that delivers on scale, speed and flexibility, allowing them to use time as a weapon to differentiate in their market."
The Intelligent Transport Network architecture is based on the Infinera DTN-X platform which uses the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s coherent super-channel technology. The DTN-X enables service providers to scale to terabits, integrating DWDM optical transmission and 5 Tb/s non-blocking OTN switching into a single platform. As an integrated solution, DTN-X is designed to utilize the network resources more efficiently compared to conventional WDM architectures. Intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery.
Last month, Infinera announced that they achieved a Guinness World Record for the fastest rate of multi-Terabit optical capacity across the GÉANT Network.
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