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Retegal chooses Infinera’s InP ATN for Spanish regional network

Telindus will deploy Infinera’s indium phosphide based PICs to provide broadband, radio and television services in northwest Spain.

 Infinera says that Retegal, the regional network operator owned by the Galicia regional government in Spain, has deployed the Infinera ATN metro WDM transport platform for a regional network delivering services throughout Galicia in northwest Spain.

Telindus, a Spanish ICT integrator, is managing the deployment and maintenance of the network. The Infinera network will enable Retegal to deliver broadband, radio, and television services throughout the region, and extend broadband services throughout Galicia in the future.

Retegal is playing a key role in the regional government's broadband plan and is supported with a budget of €32 million ($46 million) to extend broadband access to more than 786,000 citizens in the self-governing region. Galicia is located in the northwestern corner of Spain and includes many coastal fishing villages and inland agricultural communities previously unserved with broadband services.

Retegal operates as an "open access" wholesale network, providing services on an open and equal basis to all private operators such as last-mile service providers. Increased broadband access will play a key role in bringing new jobs and services to the region. The total investment of the Galicia regional government in the regional broadband program is more than €81 million ($117 million), while total public and private investment in Retegal is more than €221 million ($320 million).

With an Infinera ATN network for the optical transport infrastructure, Retegal benefits from a flexible, scalable WDM transport solution designed to offer a broad range of services, including Ethernet, SAN, SONET/SDH, OTN and video services. Retegal was a lead customer for ATN Release 2.0 which offers a number of new capabilities including multiservice aggregation to 10Gb/s wavelengths and fully automated optical power management. This year, Retegal is planning to extend the network to more than 1,800 km of total network reach.

"The Infinera solution enables our network to respond to customer demands with a network architecture that provides all the requirements for enabling next generation services," commented Jose Angel Abeal, Managing Director of Retegal.

Telindus deployed the network for Retegal and is providing network monitoring and first-line maintenance. "Infinera's latest generation of optical networking systems are the best option for telecom operators seeking to simplify their network management and offer value-added services to their customers. For us at Telindus, Retegal's selection of Telindus to manage the deployment of such an advanced network solution demonstrates Telindus's capabilities in the service and support of advanced next-generation technologies," commented Emilio Cabanas, Director General of Telindus.

"We are pleased to provide Retegal with an Infinera network which will provide the scalability, flexibility, and ease of use to support the extension of broadband services throughout the Galicia region and into underserved provinces," said Infinera President and CEO Tom Fallon.
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