Infinera, NEC bring 800G transmission to Neutral Networks’ NEXT fiber network

June 28, 2022
The NEXT fiber infrastructure will offer a neutral, diverse, underground, ultra-low latency fiber link between Laredo, TX, and Monterrey, Mexico.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and NEC Corp. (NEC: TSE: 6701) say they have collaborated on the deployment of the former’s ICE6 800G coherent technology in a new fiber network linking the U.S. and Mexico operated by Neutral Networks. The NEXT fiber infrastructure will offer a neutral, diverse, underground, ultra-low latency fiber link between Laredo, TX, and Monterrey, Mexico.

Neutral Networks offers connectivity services to carriers, data centers, and enterprise customers on its 175-mile fiber network. With the deployment of Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform with the ICE6 coherent engine, a project aided by NEC’s end-to-end integration services, Neutral Networks will be able to aggregate and transport 10G and 100G Ethernet services onto high-speed wavelengths for its customers.

Neutral Networks, part of Southern Cross Group, one of the largest private equity funds in the region, is a Mexican company that offers turnkey infrastructure services that include leasing of dark fiber, lit fiber, internet, and long-haul connectivity. “Our goal is for Mexico to have a modern, world-class network infrastructure which is why we found Infinera’s innovative ICE6 solution and NEC’s local engineering capabilities a reliable and ideal fit to ensure a seamless implementation at a scale of this kind,” said Noé Garza, CTO at Neutral Networks. “Our NEXT network is revolutionizing the telecoms industry in Mexico, contributing to its growth and providing the most advanced border-crossing network available with Laredo, TX, serving as a key access point to Mexico’s international clients.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with NEC to design and build NEXT, Neutral Networks’ next generation network, which will be a critical foundation for internet traffic between the U.S. and Mexico,” added Nick Walden, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “This is one of the most important telecom investment projects in the Northeast part of Mexico in recent history.”

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