Windstream picks Infinera for 100G long-haul express network

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN) is deploying the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500-Gbps superchannels, across Windstream's long-haul express fiber-optic network.

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN) is deploying the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500-Gbps superchannels, across Windstream's long-haul express fiber-optic network.

Windstream operates a nationwide fiber and IP network, covering 118,000 miles of fiber and 27 data center locations across the United States. As a cloud provider, Windstream serves businesses with a wide range of cloud communication needs, in addition to offering an advanced data, voice, and video network that provides customers low-latency and reliable 100 Gigabit Ethernet services.

Infinera says the Intelligent Transport Network system enables Windstream to differentiate their services, protect their investment, and lower operational expense as they scale their network.

"By deploying the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Windstream will significantly increase the capacity of our network infrastructure to meet the needs of our customers," said Randy Nicklas, executive vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Windstream. "The DTN-X platform enables us to offer services that result in lower latency for mission critical applications while providing a network that is even more reliable and enables rapid provisioning of services."

Infinera says Windstream will benefit from use of its DTN-X platform, which features single-card 500-Gbps FlexCoherent superchannels based on the company’s widely deployed photonic integrated circuits (PICs). This provides Windstream with DWDM optical transmission and 5 Tbps of non-blocking OTN switching in a single platform. Infinera's intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery, the company asserts.

“Windstream’s selection of the DTN-X reinforces the value of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network architecture,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “It’s clear that in addition to the need for scale and efficiency, network operators value the ability to turn time into a competitive weapon by delivering the high-capacity services their customers want, quickly and more reliably than their competitors.”

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