Infinera and Sumitomo Electric conduct 10G-EPON-based business service demonstration

Sept. 28, 2023
The two companies showed how to deliver business services over 10G-EPON with ICE-X coherent pluggable optics.

Infinera and Sumitomo Electric Industries recently completed a demonstration of delivering high-speed business services over Sumitomo Electric’s PON infrastructure with Infinera’s ICE-X intelligent, coherent pluggable optics.

The demonstration validated how Sumitomo Electric can leverage next-generation coherent pluggables to improve network efficiencies and expand capacity while enabling new high-speed business services and supporting next-generation applications such as 5G and edge computing.

Each vendor brought a specific solution to the table for this demonstration to be tested.

Infinera leveraged its suite of intelligent, coherent pluggable optics compliant with specifications set forth by the Open XR Forum, a multi-source agreement working group for XR optics, the industry’s first point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceiver technology. Sumitomo Electric, a member of the Open XR Forum, conducted the test in its Osaka Works facility using its FSU 7100 10G-EPON OLT product with Infinera’s ICE-X 100G and 400G coherent pluggable transceivers hosted in Sumitomo Electric’s FTU 9100 metro/access aggregation switch.

“With this test, we have validated that our new aggregation switch FTU 9100 using ICE-X pluggables enables our 10G-EPON OLT customers to provide high-speed business services over their existing infrastructure,” said Kazutaka Kawamoto, general manager, Information Network R & D Center, Sumitomo Electric. “We look forward to applying these developments in our network using advanced optics technologies like Infinera’s ICE-X pluggables.”

Tom Burns, General Manager of the Optical Modules & Coherent Solutions Group at Infinera, agreed and added that its collaboration with Sumitomo Electric showed how the combined solutions “can provide increased value to end customers.”

ICE-X’s capabilities and integrated system-level functionality facilitate integration into various hosts while expanding networking capacity and enabling new revenue-generating services,” he said.”

Infinera and Sumitomo Electric will showcase this demonstration live at upcoming industry conferences, including ECOC 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland, October 2-4 and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘23 in Denver, Colorado, October 16-19.

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