Pacnet and Infinera Exhibit 500 Gb/s Optical Super-Channels in Asia

Pacnet and Infinera recently declared that they have achieved a joint effort demonstrating over 3 Tb/s of capacity being successfully transmitted over 4,500 km of Pacnet's C2C network. This represents a new demonstration wherein Infinera has been deployed for its proprietary 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuit technology-based Ultra-Long Haul subsea super-channels.

Infinera's DTN-X platform supported the testing. Following its delivery during this quarter, this platform proved that it can adopt FlexCoherent technology, wherein the specific modulation format can be selected via software for optimizing fiber capacity and reach.

Pan-Asian submarine cable network is being owned by Pacnet with its operation across 21 cable landing stations, extending from India through the U.S. Asia's advanced fiber optic submarine cable network called EAC-C2C, which is the central network that extends through 36,800 km, serving global customers.

Infinera provides super-channels integrated with FlexCoherent technology. It is the premier firm to feature super-channels using 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs). A super-channel is an extensive unit of optical capacity. It can be developed by integrating multiple optical carriers to form a single managed entity. Optical networks can measure the capacity, without evaluating complexity and operational cost. PICs-based super-channels allow operators to provide 500 Gb/s of capacity, facilitated by a single operational maneuver. Using FlexCoherent technology, operators can optimize transmission performance through a series of applications based on a variety of software-programmable modulation formats. The DTN-X features integrated OTN switching coupled to an automated GMPLS control plane leading to Bandwidth Virtualization, wherein optical channels will ensure service providers to quickly implement new services. The Infinera product line also consists of the Infinera ATN, the DTN platform, and Infinera Managed Services.

Source: http://www.infinera.com/

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