Rostelecom picks Infinera for multi-terabit network in Russia

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) and Rostelecom, OJSC. (RTS, MICEX:  RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), say they have started to deploy the Infinera DTN-X platform to extend the reach of Rostelecom’s optical transport IP/MPLS network.

Oct 10th, 2013

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) and Rostelecom, OJSC. (RTS, MICEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), say they have started to deploy the Infinera DTN-X platform to extend the reach of Rostelecom’s optical transport IP/MPLS network.

Infinera says its Intelligent Transport Network architecture, featuring the DTN-X with photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology, will allow Rostelecom to reduce operating costs by offering network automation capabilities, multi-layer convergence and high reliability. The PIC-based 500-Gbps superchannel technology embedded in the DTN-X provides high-speed service delivery and high scalability for the multi-terabit transport network. Based on this platform, Rostelecom has the flexibility to offer a wide range of 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to its customers, Infinera asserts.

“Being the largest telecommunications provider in Russia, Rostelecom sees the need to respond to immense growth of traffic volumes in a quick and proactive manner,” says Ivan Zima, senior vice-president for network development at Rostelecom. “We are happy to embrace the challenge of the dynamic and ever-growing market together with Infinera.”

Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst, optical at Infonetics Research says Infinera is the fastest-growing supplier of WDM equipment in Europe as a result of the introduction of the DTN-X.

"We are seeing ever increasing demand for our Intelligent Transport Network solution globally," confirmed Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "Our innovative 100G solution, uniquely delivering 500-Gbps superchannels, provides operators like Rostelecom a solution that delivers on scale, speed and flexibility, allowing them to use time as a weapon to differentiate in their market."

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