May 25, 2010
DALLAS, TEXAS – (May 25, 2010) – Xtera Communications, Inc. and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) today announced the extension of the technology alliance in the field of submarine and long-haul transmission solutions.
HHI will use its world-renowned facilities and expertise to assist in the development of next generation transmission solutions for undersea networks by providing consultancy exclusively to Xtera. This alliance includes work on advanced modulation and detection schemes and is expected to enhance Xtera's submarine terminal equipment to deliver even higher capacities, enabling network operators to further lengthen the lifetime of submarine systems through upgrades.
"Our long standing alliance with Xtera is of high importance to HHI, as this helps showcase our level of expertise in this highly demanding field and cements our practical connections to the communications industry," said Hans-Joachim Grallert, managing director of HHI.
"Xtera is a world leader in submarine upgrades, and this alliance enables us to maintain and expand this position – helping carriers deter the need to build new systems," said Hervé Février, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Xtera. This alliance further demonstrates Xtera’s commitment to extend its leadership developing high bandwidth technology for submarine networks.
About The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is a global leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems. From photonic components and systems and fiber optic sensor systems through to high-speed hardware architectures, the Heinrich Hertz Institute works together with international partners from research and enterprise and for global markets on developing the infrastructures for the future Gigabit Society. At the same time it also develops future applications for broadband networks. Key focal areas of research are 3D TV, 3D displays, HDTV, gesture-controlled human-machine interaction, image signal processing and transmission, and interactive use of media. For more information, please visit www.hhi.fraunhofer.de.
About Xtera Communications
Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, metropolitan and enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimization. Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success. For more information, visit www.xtera.com.