Infinera Invests on XTC-2 and XTC-2E Product Line; Strives to Enter the Metro Portion of Market

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 8, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: With a perception to enable an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth on which communications infrastructure is built upon, Infinera has launched a new unified intelligent Transport Network portfolio. It has been designed to specifically and precisely provide a set of tools to scale long haul, datacenter interconnect and metro networks, addressing the increasing demand of forecasted for metro 100 gigabit per second (GB/s) packet optical networking solutions by 2016.

Metro packet optical networks has seen a major up thrust with the gradual transformation and reliability on mobile, video and cloud based services, where networks vary from 10 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s. The platform unifies Infinera’s long-haul DTN-X module with metro packet solutions that is obtained through the acquisition of Transmode. It introduces three new platforms to the DTN-X Family, which enables the entire wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market from long haul to metro access.

By unveiling the TM-series metro packed solution, it extends support to new hardware modules for DTN-X XTC Family. Metro application leverages this software by using 100 Gb/s WDM line-side interworking with the TM services. The mobile applications networks will help in including mobile front haul and backhaul, business Ethernet and triple play aggregation for cable and service provider networks.

In addition to that, two new metro DTN-X platforms were also introduced, which further helps in extending the scale, efficiency and simplicity of the metro core and regional network applications. The product line will support the PIC-100, Infinera's next-generation Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) to extend the space, performance and reliability benefits of PICs from the long-haul to the metro. However the latest adaptation to the DTN-X Platform is going to be the long haul DTN-X  XT-500, where the applications only include point-to-point interconnect and within optically switched meshed network. Managed as a part of a DTN-X node, the XT-500 supports Infinera's Instant Bandwidth to rapidly deploy additional bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments with a few clicks of a mouse.