GTAC deploys Infinera mTera switching and transport platform across Mexico

Mexican service provider Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad (GTAC) has deployed the Infinera mTera universal switching and transport platform on its nationwide backbone network, according to the optical technology provider. GTAC leveraged Infinera’s global services organization to help deploy and turn up customer services in 51 states in 10 weeks.

Feb 18th, 2019

Mexican service provider Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad (GTAC) has deployed the Infinera mTera universal switching and transport platform on its nationwide backbone network, according to the optical technology provider. GTAC leveraged Infinera’s global services organization to help deploy and turn up customer services in 51 states in 10 weeks.

The mTera deployment will enable GTAC to support wavelength transmission of up to 200 Gbps across its fiber backbone, which connects such major cities in Mexico as Mexico City, Estado de México, Guadalajara, Puebla, Hermosillo, Queretaro, and Ciudad Juarez, among others. The service provider can transmit these 200-Gbps as alien wavelengths across its already installed WDM infrastructure, Infinera says. The mTera systems will aggregate and groom diverse traffic types where they are installed.

“We chose Infinera as our technology partner following rigorous evaluation of competing solutions and the superior performance experienced during trials, including the impressive transmission of 80 channels of 100 Gbps per channel over a span of 400 km on our live network – error free and without regeneration,” said Miguel Anderson, GTAC’s CEO. “With best-in-class technology and an exceptional level of customer service, including outstanding local support, Infinera has helped us enhance the performance of our network and increase operational efficiencies.”

The mTera is among the optical transport platforms Infinera added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Coriant (see “Infinera closes Coriant acquisition” and “Coriant offers mTera Universal Transport Platform for packet optical transport”).

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