South Africa’s Internet Solutions deploys Infinera DTN-X packet-optical transport system

Pan-African IP-based service provider Internet Solutions has deployed the DTN-X packet-optical transport system from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) in South Africa, the systems house has announced.

Pan-African IP-based service provider Internet Solutions has deployed the DTN-X packet-optical transport system from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) in South Africa, the systems house has announced.

Internet Solutions provides telecommunications services to public and private sector companies across South Africa; its clients include more than 80% of the companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Deployment of the optical transport systems will enable Internet Solutions to provide 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet services to these customers while reducing service provisioning and delivery times, Infinera says.

"The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution provides us with a cutting edge optical transport solution, allowing us to offer the highest lit capacity in a South African backbone," said Prenesh Padayachee, CTO at Internet Solutions, which is a division of Dimension Data and part of the NTT group. "Internet Solutions is at the forefront of utilizing the latest technology that will ensure reliable and rapid service delivery to our clients and it is critical that our vendors are able to deliver the latest and most cutting-edge technology. Infinera has delivered this through their intelligent transport network system."

In addition to reducing time-to-service, the DTN-X also will enable Internet Solutions to reduce fault resolution time, Infinera says. The deployment is the first for the DTN-X in Africa.

"Internet Solutions' selection of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution underscores the value of the Intelligent Transport Network for service providers around the world," said Chris Champion, senior vice president, EMEA sales. "Deploying the first 500-Gbps superchannels across South Africa with Internet Solutions significantly increases the capacity available to business and consumers in the region."

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