Telefonica adds 100-Gbps to SAm-1 submarine cable network via Infinera DTN-X

Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS), part of Telefonica Global Solutions, has upgraded its Sam-1 submarine cable network to support 100-Gbps data rates using the DTN-X platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN).

Sep 18th, 2012

Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS), part of Telefonica Global Solutions, has upgraded its SAm-1 submarine cable network to support 100-Gbps data rates using the DTN-X platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN).

SAm-1 connects North and South America via 20,000 km of cable. The DTN-X will be installed at landing sites throughout South America and the U.S. The submarine cable network has landing sites in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Florida.

TIWS has used Infinera’s DTN platform, based on 100-Gbps PICs and 40-Gbps coherent modulation, for upgrades since 2009.

“Building our network with Infinera’s solutions has enabled us to seamlessly upgrade to higher data-rates and provision services quickly and easily,” said Jose Ramon Vela, CEO of Telefonica Global Solutions. “Our positive experience with Infinera’s solutions assures us that our investment in the DTN-X will enable us to scale into the future and continue to turn up services more quickly for our customers. Infinera’s 500-Gbps long-haul superchannels allow us to continue delivering quality and reliability of service throughout our entire network, and allows us to extend the productive life of our submarine cable.” added Jose Ramon Vela.

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