Liberty Networks deploys Infinera’s ICE6 800G engine on Florida Transport Network

May 16, 2023
The fiber network upgrade adds capacity through C+L-Band capabilities and will support the delivery of 400GbE client services.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Liberty Networks say that the latter has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent transmission technology in the service provider’s Florida Transport Network (FTN). The fiber network upgrade adds capacity through C+L-Band capabilities and will support the delivery of 400GbE client services.

The FTN provides ring-based connectivity along Florida’s east coast, running from Jacksonville south to points including NAP, North Miami Beach and Boca Raton. The two-fiber-pair system runs approximately 300 km.

Liberty Networks, the new name for the combination of C&W Networks and C&W Business (see “C&W Networks, C&W Business to rebrand as Liberty Networks”), is a unit of Liberty Latin America that operates a multi-ring submarine network of nearly 50,000 km as well as 17,000 km of terrestrial fiber networks that together connect approximately 40 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Liberty Networks has a well-established reputation for offering its customers innovative, high-capacity, and reliable services, which is made possible by partnering with companies like Infinera and leveraging advanced technologies,” said Carmine Sorrentino, vice president, chief commercial and operating officer at Liberty Networks. “The superior performance achieved by Infinera’s ICE6 demonstrated the ability to seamlessly increase capacity while addressing the requirements for lowering operating costs, making Infinera the ideal partner for our upgrade.”

“Liberty Networks’ selection of ICE6 will lay the foundation for upgrading its entire Latin American and Caribbean networks to meet growing customer demand and expectations,” added Nick Walden, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “Infinera is proud to be a longstanding partner and the go-to solution for Liberty Networks, giving them a competitive advantage in this rapidly evolving industry.”

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