FX Networks taps Infinera DTN-X for New Zealand fiber-optic network

July 3, 2013
New Zealand service provider FX Networks has decided to deploy DTN-X platforms from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) in a new nationwide fiber-optic network to support the delivery of 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to customers in the service provider and research and education arenas.

New Zealand service provider FX Networks has decided to deploy DTN-X platforms from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) in a new nationwide fiber-optic network to support the delivery of 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to customers in the service provider and research and education arenas.

FX Networks, which already operates a national inter-city optical transport network, has partnered with REANNZ, New Zealand's Research and Education Network, to build this new multi-terabit infrastructure. The agreement between the two parties includes joint investment and fiber sharing and should improve the ability of researchers and scientists across New Zealand to participate in data-intensive experiments, both within New Zealand and around the world.

Existing and future business and ISP customers of FX Networks also will benefit from the high-capacity network through the availability of the 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE services the network will support. Infinera says the DTN-X’s superchannel capabilities, supported via its 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and intelligent software control will provide both high capacity and rapid service turn up.

"We are seeing burgeoning demand for high speed data services in New Zealand, impacted by the growing trend towards the use of cloud-based services and an insatiable demand for content from customers of the ISP's that rely on our backhaul services," said David Heald, CEO at FX Networks. "We expect this to continue and accelerate with the ongoing deployment of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) access services throughout most of New Zealand. The deployment of Infinera's DTN-X platform is a crucial part of our strategy to provide uncontended, reliable, cost-effective data services between New Zealand's UFB Points of Interconnect, which are becoming the key locations for data aggregation in New Zealand."

"The partnership with FX Networks to deploy this massive optical network across New Zealand is a significant change for this country," said Steve Cotter, CEO of REANNZ. "With the Infinera superchannels we will be able to offer up to 100GbE services providing our scientific community with the fastest network technology available today, putting them on a level playing field with the rest of the world."

Infinera will work with its in-country partner Dimension Data to deliver and support the new capabilities.

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