Infinera won Communications Technology Magazine's "Best First" Award yesterday at the CT Platinum Awards breakfast in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place this week. The prestigious cable industry award recognizes outstanding broadband-technology products and services.
The 2012 "Best First" Award recognized Infinera for the DTN-X platform, featuring the industry's first 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The DTN-X platform is designed to support cable operators facing increasing demands for bandwidth driven by video, high speed data and cloud-based services, meeting the needs of their customers with a solution that is simple, scalable, reliable and efficient. The platform is shipping today and has been adopted by customers globally including Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Telefonica, GEANT for the pan-European Research Network and PIPE Networks.
The award was accepted by Gaylord Hart, Director CATV Marketing at Infinera, during a breakfast awards ceremony attended by executives from across the cable MSO industry. "We are pleased to win this award for our latest product," said Hart. "The positive feedback that we've received from the industry about the innovation of the 500 Gb/s PIC built in the DTN-X platform gives us the confidence that the solution will perform well in this market."
"Kudos to Infinera for being the inaugural recipient of Communications Technology's 'Best First' Award," commented Debra Baker, Communications Technology Editor. "The work that goes into building and then marketing a groundbreaking platform like the company's DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gb/s PICs, cannot be performed by just anyone, and we salute the team behind this industry 'first' technology."
The Infinera DTN-X enables cable operators to scale transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. Infinera's PICs combine multiple optical subsystems on a single integrated circuit and result in fewer fiber connections, less space, and less power when compared to conventional systems based upon discrete components. The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with 5 Terabits of integrated OTN switching per bay, resulting in much more efficient utilization of the 100 Gb/s waves when compared to conventional WDM architectures that do not allow sub-lambda grooming and switching. Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization™ simplifies service deployment, enabling operators to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs.
Infinera's solutions are widely deployed by major U.S. MSOs in national backbone, regional, and metro applications. Infinera currently has DTN-X purchase commitments from cable operators.