Windstream Adds Infinera DTN-X platform to its Network Development Strategy
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Windstream Adds Infinera DTN-X platform to its Network Development Strategy

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 22, 2016

SUNNYVALE, CA:  Windstream, provider of advanced network communications deploys Infinera DTN-X platform as a part of its network expansion strategy.

With the Intelligent Transport Networks provider, Infinera expects to eliminate the growing traffic demands of companies. Delivering a capacity of 100G coherent transmission through 500G super-channels, the Infinera DTN-X platform offers a forward-scale design to support terabit super-channels in the future. The high capacity super-channels enabled by its unique 500G photonic integrated circuits (PICs) developed and fabricated by the company itself, extends a 500G of transmission capacity from a single line card today consuming minimal power and space.

Leveraging its DWDM Long-Haul Core Network, Windstream Carrier Solutions provides Wave transport services up to 100G across the United States. The platform is utilized by carriers, content/over the top providers and other network operator to extend fiber-based, high bandwidth transport services.

"By deploying the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Windstream has significantly increased the capacity of its network infrastructure to meet the large data transport needs of its customers," points out Buddy Bayer, Vice President of Transport Engineering, Windstream.

With the integration of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Windstream is all set to make some major achievements in the field like 12 new 100G markets including: Buffalo, Denver, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa; 3,900 additional fiber route miles featuring Infinera's 500G super-channel technology and 3,900 additional fiber route miles featuring Infinera's 500G super-channel technology.

Moving on, Windstream intends to multiply its 100G service to seven additional markets, including Minneapolis and Louisville with an addition of 5,600 route miles to the Long-Haul Core Network providing additional diverse routing options from major cities.

"It's clear that in addition to the need for scale and efficiency, network operators value the ability to turn time into a competitive weapon by delivering the high capacity services their customers want, quickly and more reliably than their competitors," comments Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.

Meanwhile, the Windstream Carrier Solutions assures that by the end of this year it will be delivering carrier customers Wave services from 1G to 100G spanning across 121,000 miles of fiber, 100G service in 44 markets and standardized 10G pricing throughout its expansive regional and metro fiber networks in 33 states, available through Windstream's Carrier Portal.

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