Monterrey, Mexico based service provider Marcatel has deployed 1FINITY T310 transport blades from Fujitsu Network Communications to bring open line system capabilities to a fiber-optic network between Mexico and the U.S. The blades help Marcatel accommodate alien wavelengths on its network, according to Fujitsu.
Marcatel offers services via a fiber-optic network that connects Mexico, the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. The service provider conducted multiple field trials of the 1FINITY T310 as well as 1FINITY T300 blades before launching the deployment of the T310s on a fiber-optic network between Monterrey and McAllen, TX. Use of the blades not only will reduce costs but enables increased port density, lower power consumption, and smaller equipment footprint. The hardware also will enable Marcatel to boost transmission rates from the current 100 Gbps to 200 Gbps, a step the service provider plans to take early this year.
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“At Marcatel, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent quality service and high availability to national and international carriers as well as large enterprises,” said Sergio R. López, Marcatel engineering manager. “Deployment of the Fujitsu 1FINITY blade solution allows us to maintain our reputation for reliability and quality while reducing both capital expenditures and operational costs for a more competitive market position.”
“Having demonstrated interoperability and performance of the 1FINITY transport solution in a live network, Marcatel can now confidently increase the level of openness throughout their optical fiber network,” added Rod Naphan, chief technology officer for Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With this transition to disaggregated architecture, Marcatel eliminates the constraints of having a single-source vendor, enabling greater cost-effectiveness and faster access to the latest technologies for shorter time to market with profitable new services.”
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