SUNNYVALE, CA, and EBENE, MAURITIUS – (May 12, 2014) – Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and SEACOM announced today the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform across SEACOM’s terrestrial network providing services to the African continent. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, enables SEACOM to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capabilities.
SEACOM owns and operates a high-capacity international network consisting of multiple submarine cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. SEACOM’s submarine and terrestrial networks, stretching across 17,000 km, enable connectivity solutions that give carriers, network operators, and service providers the ability to expand and grow their operations across Africa and beyond.
Infinera provides SEACOM with an Intelligent Transport Network featuring the industry’s only commercially available single-card 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) FlexCoherent super-channel solution, which is based on Infinera’s widely deployed photonic integrated circuits. These 500Gb/s super-channels enable SEACOM to scale to terabits of transmission capacity, integrating DWDM optical transmission in a single platform that is capable of supporting up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching as their traffic requirements grow in the future. Infinera’s intelligent software, combined with this converged platform, automates network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times. The Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise and to enable future upgrades to single-card terabit super-channels.
“The need for bandwidth in Africa is growing substantially and SEACOM’s network is ready to address this increase in demand for our customers,” said Claes Segelberg, CTO at SEACOM. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables SEACOM to offer 100 Gb/s services and provides us with the ability to offer higher speed services to accommodate existing customers and attract new customers.”
“SEACOM’s deployment of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution substantially increases the capacity available for Internet and global communications services as the company addresses the growing need for bandwidth in Africa,” said Chris Champion, senior vice president, EMEA sales. “We are honored to work with SEACOM to deploy the DTN-X platform. This network upgrade continues our longstanding relationship with SEACOM and reflects positively on the success of SEACOM’s prior deployment of the Infinera DTN.”
Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.
SEACOM was established in 2007 by a group of African investors with the objective of bringing the global Internet to Africa. Two years later, SEACOM launched the first broadband submarine cable system along the East African coastline linking South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique with major Internet connection hubs in Europe and Asia.
Today, SEACOM has evolved from being a single cable operator into Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler. The company offers resilient and scalable data services across multiple submarine cable systems and diverse terrestrial networks to mobile and fixed-line network carriers, ISPs and other ICT service providers.
SEACOM’s Internet Protocol network is now the largest and most advanced on the continent and is designed using advanced fiber optics that can grow and scale as Africa continues to develop.
SEACOM prides itself in ensuring that its customers realise the intrinsic value of its network, by providing them with tailor-made communication solutions and world-class customer service. The company’s service offering includes dedicated private line transmission services, flexible Ethernet services as well as resilient global and regional IP transit services.
SEACOM’s mission is clear; to bring affordable data connectivity and its associated benefits to all of Africa’s people.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera’s products including: that Infinera’s products enable SEACOM to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capabilities; that Infinera’s intelligent software, combined with this converged platform, and automates network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery time; that 500Gb/s super-channels enable SEACOM to scale to terabits of transmission capacity, integrating DWDM optical transmission in a single platform that is capable of supporting up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching as their traffic requirements grow in the future; that the Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise and to enable future upgrades to single-card terabit super-channels. 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. 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 and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2013, 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.