Infinera shipping DTN-X

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has begun shipments of its DTN-X platform to customers for deployment. The company says it also has the system in several trials and has received purchase orders from new and existing customers.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has begun shipments of its DTN-X platform to customers for deployment. The company says it also has the system in several trials and has received purchase orders from new and existing customers.

The company has already announced Cable&Wireless Worldwide and DANTE as DTN-X customers. Both represent new business for Infinera (see “Cable&Wireless Worldwide chooses Infinera's DTN-X for Europe Persia Express Gateway” and “DANTE selects Infinera DTN-X platform for GEANT Research and Education Network”).

Infinera introduced the DTN-X, a large-scale packet-optical transport system, in September of last year (see “Infinera debuts DTN-X packet-optical transport platform with 500G PIC, OTN/MPLS support”). The platform leverages Infinera’s latest 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and superchannel capability, along with integrated OTN switching and GMPLS control plane. The company says that integrated MPLS switching is on the roadmap as well. Meanwhile, users can adjust the modulation format to link requirements via Infinera’s FlexCoherent technology.

"While our competitors talk about their roadmaps for metro 400-Gbps superchannels, Infinera is delivering the industry's first 500-Gbps long-haul FlexCoherent superchannels," said Dave Welch, co-founder, executive vice president, and chief strategy officer at Infinera. "With DTN-X, we are also bringing the largest capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry's first deployable FlexCoherent capability. Infinera delivers on the capabilities that help service providers scale, simplify and make their networks more efficient to lower overall lifecycle TCO."

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