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Infinera chosen to scale up Mexican network


GTAC deploys Infinera mTera universal switching and transport solution

Infinera has announced that Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad (GTAC), a provider of high-capacity telecommunications services in Mexico, has deployed the Infinera mTera universal switching and transport solution to scale long-haul service capacity and increase efficiency in its high-speed fibre optic backbone network throughout Mexico.

The mTera deployment interconnects major cities across Mexico, including Mexico City, Estado de México, Guadalajara, Puebla, Hermosillo, Queretaro and Ciudad Juarez, among others. As part of this deployment, GTAC partnered with the Infinera global services organisation to deploy and turn up end-user customer services over 51 sites in 10 weeks.

GTAC selected the Infinera mTera for its ability to cost-effectively aggregate and groom diverse traffic types on a compact, scalable and converged platform. Deployed in major metropolitan markets and long-haul gateway sites, the mTera enables GTAC to efficiently manage and scale long-haul traffic growth while reducing network complexity with its universal switching fabric and integrated wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) capabilities. The mTera network architecture supports service connectivity at speeds up to 200 gigabits per second (Gb/s) and delivers secure transport over GTAC’s existing third-party WDM transmission infrastructure.

“We chose Infinera as our technology partner following rigorous evaluation of competing solutions and the superior performance experienced during trials, including the impressive transmission of 80 channels of 100 Gb/s per channel over a span of 400 kilometers on our live network – error free and without regeneration,” said Miguel Anderson, CEO of GTAC. “With best-in-class technology and an exceptional level of customer service, including outstanding local support, Infinera has helped us enhance the performance of our network and increase operational efficiencies.”

To simplify end-to-end service provisioning and management across the nationwide mTera network, GTAC is using the Infinera Transcend Software Suite.

“We are excited to be a solutions partner to GTAC and help them transform their fibre optic infrastructure to deliver enhanced value to their customers,” said Bob Jandro, senior VP, worldwide sales at Infinera. “In addition to providing a scalable foundation for growth, the innovative universal switching capabilities of our mTera platform make it an ideal solution for metro and long-haul core networks experiencing traffic growth driven by mobile, cloud and video services and applications.”

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