Eurofiber offers 100 Gigabit Ethernet using Infinera's DTN platform

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says that Eurofiber is using its DTN platform to launch 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services across the Netherlands and Belgium.

Jul 12th, 2012

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says that Eurofiber is using its DTN platform to launch 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services across the Netherlands and Belgium.

Eurofiber’s network extends through the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, spanning 13,000 km with more than 5,400 connection sites and 590 industrial estates. The operator specializes in providing managed dark fiber connections, Ethernet services, and DWDM-based optical transmission services to service providers and businesses throughout the region.

Eurofiber first deployed Infinera’s DTN platform in 2009 (see “Eurofiber selects Infinera Digital Optical Network for backbone”). Building on the platform’s capabilities, the operator has extended its product portfolio with 100GbE services. Offering 100GbE enables Eurofiber to provide its customers with services to meet the rapidly growing bandwidth demands from Internet exchanges, data centers, cable companies, and Internet service providers.

"About eight years ago, the first 10GbE services entered the market,” said Bart Oskam, managing director of Eurofiber. “At that time, 10 Gbps was a lot of bandwidth, even for Internet exchanges. Today, given the pace in which the demand for bandwidth is increasing, the demand for 100GbE connections will grow much faster. Rather than aggregating multiple 10GbE links to increase capacity, it is often more efficient to simply deploy a single 100GbE connection. The Infinera DTN enables these new 100GbE services from our existing network.”

The Infinera DTN platform is designed for optical transport network operators and features 10GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE service interfaces for flexible applications across regional, long-haul, and subsea deployments. Infinera says that 99 customers globally have deployed the system.

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