Infinera, a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today the ability to double capacity on a key link in TeliaSonera International Carrier's (TSIC) North America terrestrial network using the world's first super-channel implementation of Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC), featured on the Infinera DTN-X platform.
Infinera successfully completed this verification test on a production route in TSIC's North America network and also announced today that the SD-FEC capability is now generally available on the DTN-X platform.
The test was performed on TSIC's Houston to Phoenix fiber link and verifies the ability of Infinera's SD-FEC technology to double the available transmission capacity on this network link. SD-FEC is an advanced error detection and correction technology that enables transport networks to deliver error-free digital information at extremely high data rates and over very long distances, offering networks greater capacity and reach without the need to regenerate the signal en route.
Infinera's DTN-X platform delivers the industry's only long haul FlexCoherent 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels based 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent Processor. Infinera has deployed DTN-X networks in 30 countries with hundreds of super-channels activated into production. The DTN-X now offers SD-FEC, which is integrated into Infinera's third generation FlexCoherent™ Processor chip and combined with a world-record Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation capability that is specifically engineered to optimize capacity and reach.
"As network operators face increasing capacity requirements, they continue to seek solutions at the optical layer that add features and services to increase reach and capacity for 100G and beyond," said Ron Kline, principal analyst, network infrastructure at Ovum. "Service providers are continuously looking to make better use of their network assets so an SD-FEC enabled 500G super-channel that nearly doubles the reach of the current system will really resonate with large network operators."
Mattias Fridström, Head of Technology at TSIC and keynote speaker at the coming DWM America conference, said, "We operate one of the world's most extensive fiber backbones across North America and Europe including Russia. We operate networks in a variety of environments and conditions; Infinera has proved with us that SD-FEC can double the capacity of key routes on our network."
Infinera Co-founder and President Dr. David Welch added, "Earlier this year, we demonstrated our third generation FlexCoherent Processor, integrated with SD-FEC along with 500 Gb/s PICs, in a trial that doubled capacity on a submarine cable link from Hawaii to California. Today, we are pleased to announce that these benefits can also be delivered in a terrestrial environment and that the industry's first super-channel SD-FEC solution is now generally available."
The Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X, enables carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is part of TeliaSonera Group, owner and operator of one of the world's most extensive fiber backbones, the first to be 100G enabled across Europe and North America. TSIC has deployed an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in North America and in northern Europe.
Infinera is a leader in Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks 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.