TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings), announced today the successful completion of the world’s first Terabit optical transmission based on 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels. The demonstration spanned 1105 KM of fiber between Los Angeles and San Jose, California marking a milestone in optical networking and offering a glimpse of what the network will be. The trial was conducted with elements of the new Infinera DTN-X platform and demonstrated twice the capacity of previous trials by adding a Terabit of capacity to a route carrying 300 Gb/s of production capacity.
“Our vision is to offer customers leading-edge services that efficiently scale their business. As 10 Gb/s services proliferate and 100 Gb/s router ports emerge, we are trialing advanced solutions that scale optical networks beyond 100 Gb/s” said Erik Hallberg, President at TeliaSonera International Carrier. “This Terabit demonstration with Infinera highlights our commitment to delivering an outstanding experience for the most demanding customers.”
“We are delighted to work with TeliaSonera International Carrier to validate the 500 Gb/s super-channel implementation that is the foundation of this Terabit demonstration,” said Tom Fallon, CEO of Infinera, “We share a common vision of delivering the scale, simplicity and agility needed to win in a highly competitive environment.”
Infinera is a pioneer in the field of super-channels, and the first to demonstrate super-channels based on 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs). A super-channel is a large unit of optical capacity created by combining multiple optical carriers into a single managed entity, so that optical networks can scale capacity without scaling operational cost and complexity. Super-channels based on PICs enable operators to simply provision 500 Gb/s of capacity with a single operational maneuver. Infinera’s DTN platform, ATN platform and Infinera Managed Services are elements of the company’s portfolio as well as the recently announced DTN-X packet optical transport network platform that supports 500 Gb/s super-channels.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is part of Europe’s 5thlargest telecommunications group, TeliaSonera, with 164 million subscribers generating revenues of over $11 billion. They continue to expand the North American footprint of their global network, driven by strong demand from both operators and content players for IP, DWDM, voice and specialist-mobile services.
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
As one of the leading carriers globally – and number 1 in Europe - TeliaSonera International Carrier provides fiber-based telecommunications services and infrastructure that deliver supreme customer value with high quality in every dimension. In addition to serving Operators and Services Providers, we play a vital role in delivering content and applications to millions of passionate and demanding users worldwide through our solutions for the media, gaming and other online entertainment industries. Our wholly owned fiber network is one of the most extensive in the industry – with close to 200 points of presence covering Asia, Europe, and the US – all solidly backed up by award-winning customer care. Experience us at www.teliasoneraic.com
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the future capabilities of the DTN-X; that the demonstration was the world’s first Terabit optical transmission based on 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels; that elements of the DTN-X demonstrated twice the capacity of previous trials by adding a Terabit of capacity to a route carrying 300 Gb/s of production capacity; that Infinera is the first to demonstrate super-channels based on 500 Gb/s PICs; that super-channels based on PICs enable operators to simply provision 500 Gb/s of capacity with a single operational maneuver. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 1, 2011, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.