Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and Interoute, owner of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today announced Interoute's 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services using the Infinera DTN.
Interoute, whose pan-European network was among the first in Europe to deploy Infinera's DTN four years ago, is the first to offer the most broadly available 100 GbE services in Europe, another demonstration of Interoute's constant drive and focus on innovation in the information and communication technology marketplace.
Interoute's network is one of the most extensive in Europe, spanning across 60,000 kilometers of lit fiber, connecting 30 countries in 102 cities. Interoute serves enterprises and telecom operators worldwide from Stockholm to Sicily, Moscow to Madrid, London to Istanbul, with voice, video, computing and high capacity international data bandwidth and network infrastructure. Interoute is at the forefront of new technology development and adoption, and as one of the owner and operators of Europe's major backbone, the benefits of Interoute's dynamic and market-leading approach are instantly passed on to its customer.
By working with Infinera and integrating 100 GbE service support on the DTN into Interoute's high availability, highly meshed and fully diverse network, Interoute can quickly and efficiently serve customers' growing appetite for bandwidth. Many carriers and enterprises are already using multiple 10 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) services which can become complex and expensive. With the option of 100 GbE services, this reduces both the complexities and expense, and provides higher bandwidth efficiency and throughput for data networks, and lower cost per Gb/s.
The Infinera DTN platform, built with photonic integrated circuits (PICs), offers Interoute unmatched operational simplicity and scalability. By deploying a PIC-based solution, Interoute directly benefits from reduced size, power, costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible optical network.
"Interoute and Infinera have worked together to integrate industry leading technology for a number of years," said Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute. "The ability to adapt our existing Infinera DTN network to 100 GbE next-generation services demonstrates the inherent value of the Infinera architecture. It protects our investment for the future services that we need to provide our customers to stay competitive."
"Interoute's network is used by major incumbents and service providers throughout Europe," said Chris Champion, vice president, EMEA sales at Infinera. "As one of Infinera's leading customers worldwide, we are excited to play a key part in not only increasing capacity on Interoute's network but also working closely with Interoute to grow its network footprint with Infinera's solutions. The Infinera DTN has delivered for Interoute a cost-effective, high capacity network for its customers in very short time frames."