Frontier Communications deploys Infinera optical transport equipment

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says that Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) has deployed Infinera’s ATN for its metro network in Pennsylvania. Frontier already uses Infinera’s DTN systems in its fiber-optic backbone network.

Jan 11th, 2012

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says that Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) has deployed Infinera’s ATN for its metro network in Pennsylvania. Frontier already uses Infinera’s DTN systems in its fiber-optic backbone network.

Frontier will use both platforms to provide services to customers in 14 counties over more than 640 fiber route miles in eastern Pennsylvania.

“We are very pleased with the simplicity and efficiency of Infinera’s DTN and ATN solutions,” said Michael Golob, senior vice president, engineering and technology at Frontier. “The operational simplicity of these advanced platforms enabled us to turn up a new network across 14 locations in just three days. The efficiency of Infinera’s solution has reduced certain off-net lease costs in our network by as much as 75 percent.”

Infinera introduced the ATN WDM transport platform in October of 2009 (see “Infinera debuts ATN metro platform”). The ATN does not use the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology for which Infinera is known.

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