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Infinera Supports Telecom Platform Deployment at Cyprus Telecommunications Authority
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
The telecom platform deployment area has seen a number of advancements recently, mainly driven by the need to improve speed and efficiency of services within the telecommunications space. One such advancement in this vertical market is Infinera's (News - Alert) DTN-X platform that features 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul super-channels.
The company powers this platform on an international telecommunications route for Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta)’s 100g Mediterranean Subsea Network. The network was deployed across the TE-North Cable System, interconnecting Asia and Africa to Europe.
“We are confident the Infinera DTN-X delivers the most advanced optical transport platform based on 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits,” said Yiannis Koulias, Cyta's director of National & International Wholesale Market, in a statement. “The FlexCoherent technology will allow us to optimize transmission performance across our existing subsea fiber plant and meet the demands of our customers quickly and efficiently."
The telecom platform deployment allows Cyta to add additional capacity to the ALEXANDROS subsystem, with the ability to upgrade TE North's terrestrial network in the future in order to serve global operators who rely on Cyta to offer services in the Middle East, Asia and Africa region.
Additionally, Infinera has been touted as the first telecom platform deployment provider to deliver 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent Processor (News - Alert), a scaling transport capacity that eliminates operational complexity.
The ability of Infinera DTN-X to increase network efficiency with five Terabits of integrated OTN switching per bay results in more efficient utilization when compared to conventional WDM architectures that do not allow sub-lambda grooming and switching. Thanks to its bandwidth virtualization feature, the offering simplifies service deployment, enabling operators to deploy networks in days and services in minutes, thereby lowering operational costs.
"We are committed to delivering innovative optical transport network solutions to customers like Cyta," added Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales for Infinera. "We are excited that Cyta has chosen our DTN-X platform to deliver services quickly and reliably to global operators who rely on this important Mediterranean route."
Edited by Jamie Epstein