PIPE Networks taps Infinera DTN-X for 100 Gbps over PPC-1 submarine cable network

PIPE Networks Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TPG Telecom Ltd., has selected the DTN-X from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) for use with PIPE’s PPC-1 submarine cable system. PPC-1 links Australia with Guam. PIPE also will use the DTN-X for associated terrestrial links.

PIPE Networks Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TPG Telecom Ltd., has selected the DTN-X from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) for use with PIPE’s PPC-1 submarine cable system. PPC-1 links Australia with Guam. PIPE also will use the DTN-X for associated terrestrial links.

Deployment of the DTN-X platforms will increase the undersea network’s capacity to more than 3 Tbps, including the ability to deploy 100-Gbps wavelengths. The Infinera DTN-X terrestrial platforms will support 500-Gbps super-channels to link multiple data centers in Sydney with up to 8 Tbps of capacity per fiber.

In addition to the capacity upgrade, the DTN-X platforms also offer integrated 5-Tbps of non-blocking Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching. The systems’ GMPLS control plane coupled and Bandwidth Virtualization features enable rapid network deployment and service provisioning, Infinera adds.

“Infinera’s solution for the 100G market provides our network with unique benefits which led to our decision to select the DTN-X platform,” said Lee Harper, head of network engineering for PIPE Networks and the TPG Group. “The DTN-X platform’s interoperability between our existing terrestrial and submarine networks, its ease of use when provisioning services, along with the elimination of transponders at cable landing stations all led to our decision. We move a significant amount of data around the country, and deploying the DTN-X allows us to distribute reliable, high-capacity services with great simplicity and with industry-leading provisioning lead times.”

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