Infinera has introduced the DTN-X, a multi-terrabit packet-optical transport (P-OTN) network platform derived from pioneering 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), designed for service providers throughout the world with higher needs for bandwidth motivated by mobile, video, and cloud-based services.
The DTN-X is focused at combining switching and DWDM without compromising the volume. The structure of the DTN-X improves the user-friendliness and consistency of the company’s efficient DTN in a novel multi-terabit platform that can operate with ease and decreases the elements in the network effectively.
Infinera is unveiling a third-generation 500 Gb/s PICs that combines over 600 optical functions, and provides 500 Gb/s super-channels, a base for the DTN-X's improved calibration, and effectiveness.
The DTN-X will provide 5 Tb/s of non-blocking OTN switching in one bay, and in consecutive deliveries will increase to resilient multi-bay configuration delivering 100 Tb/s of MPLS switching and non-blocking OTN. The DTN-X is designed on three distinct technologies that include custom switching ASICs, PICs, and intelligent GMPLS software, ensuring that the DTN-X platform is easily configured with up to 5 Tb/s of service interfaces or DWDM.
DTN-X provides the advantages such as calibration, meeting future bandwidth needs by providing 500 Gb/s super-channels, extendable to 1 Tb/s super-channels producing a maximum of 24 Tb/s per fiber. Initially the DTN-X will provide 5 Tb/s of OTN switching volume, extendable to 100 Tb/s. DTN-X is easy to operate for rapid service deployment that is designed to gather network layers and assist DWDM communication, OTN switching and MPLS switching in the future, in one platform, and reducing functional cost. DTN-X improves efficiency by availing 50% less power and 33% less space.