Hawe Telekom signs up Infinera to upgrade fiber network

May 18, 2023
The signing comes on the heels of a successful field trial of Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent transmission technology.

Polish network operator Hawe Telekom used this week’s International Telecoms Week (ITW) event in National Harbor, MD, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) for the supply of optical transport technology. The signing comes on the heels of a successful field trial of Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent transmission technology.

Hawe Telekom is a carrier’s carrier in Poland that serves fixed and mobile telephone network operators, cable television providers, internet providers, and others. The Hawe Telekom National Fibre-Optic Network spans approximately 4000 km throughout Poland.

“We are sure that this opportunity to collaborate with Infinera will provide our customers with even more comprehensive and innovative solutions to expand their business. It will also strengthen our position in the operator market and allow us to expand into new markets,” commented Dominik Drozdowski, vice president of the management board at Hawe Telekom S.A.

The field trial saw the ICE6 techology deployed on Hawe Telekom’s Warsaw-Poznan-Frankfurt route. The trial demostrated 600G, 700G, and 800G transmission rates over the existing optical line system.

“ICE6 operating in our international system has achieved full 800G single-wavelength throughput. Each ICE6 module has two line interfaces, which enabled us to achieve a total transmission of 1.6T on a single interface module,” commented Drozdowski on the trial. “This validates Hawe Telekom’s ability to meet the highest operator standards, and we are prepared to offer the highest-speed services to our customers.”

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