Xtera, Infinera complete submarine network systems interoperability tests

Submarine network technology supplier Xtera says it has finished interoperability testing of its line systems with Infinera's (NYSE:INFN) submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE).

Submarine network technology supplier Xtera says it has finished interoperability testing of its line systems with Infinera's (NYSE:INFN) submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE).

The tests, conducted in a laboratory setting, saw Infinera's SLTE interoperate with elements of Xtera's Open System Gateway (OSG) product line. The work out, which included subsea simulations and laboratory tests, included compatibility, spectrum sharing, and the use of Xtera's supervisory system to operate with the Infinera terminal. The trial included Infinera's XTS-3300 transmitting through Xtera's wideband hybrid Raman-EDFA repeaters using 16-QAM modulation format.

Xtera asserts the tests demonstrated the ability of Xtera's Virtual Fiber Gateway (VFG) to enable independent spectrum sharing among multiple vendors' equipment and proved the resilience of XTS-3300 to strong line monitoring equipment (LME) signals.

"Today's customers are looking for systems which combine the most advanced technology available; the move towards provision of disaggregated subsea solutions demonstrates this," stated Keith Henderson, Xtera's founder and CEO. "The success of these interoperability tests will give customers comfort that selecting Xtera technology for their wet plant can provide them with a proven end-to-end solution using industry leading SLTE platforms."

"Infinera is continually enhancing our solutions to deliver the best capacity-reach performance, and we lead the way in open SLTE solutions," added Scott Jackson, vice president, Subsea Business Group, Infinera. "Adding compatibility with Xtera's advanced line systems further illustrates our commitment to open systems and shows how open SLTEs can eliminate risk while delivering the best system solutions for our customers."

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