Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) says that Swedish regional operator Norrsken has deployed the Infinera XTM II and 400G Flexponder in its fiber-optic network. Norrsken will use the platforms to support delivery of 100-Gbps Layer 1 WDM services and Layer 2 Ethernet services via 200-Gbps wavelengths to internet service providers and carriers.
The deployment, the first publicly announced use of the 400G Flexponder since Infinera introduced it this past June (see "Infinera XTM II upgrades target evolving metro edge networks"), will improve the resiliency and spectral efficiency of Norrsken's regional network in Sweden. The fiber network includes a main route along the Swedish coast as well as a redundant route inland along the country's western border.
"We are excited to be the first carrier to deploy Infinera's newly released XTM II platform and the new 400G Flexponder," said Björn Jonsson, CEO at Norrsken. "This state-of-the-art network upgrade allows us to expand our end-user offerings to include 100-Gbps services and scale to meet increasing traffic demands from our rapidly growing customer base. This upgrade delivers higher capacity, higher density, ultra-low latency, and lower power consumption while keeping our existing chassis and protecting our network investments with this market-leading packet-optical platform."
Infinera collaborated with local partner Fiberdata AB in Sweden on the project.
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