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Frontier Communications chooses Infinera for Pennsylvania OTN

Infinera's indium phosphide PICs will simplify optical transport for triple play, mobile backhaul, high-speed Internet and business broadband services

Infinera has announced that Frontier Communications Corporation, one of the nation’s largest providers of communications services focused on rural America, has deployed Infinera’s ATN for its metro network.

 Infinera’s ATN extends the benefits of Frontier’s backbone network, which is based on Infinera’s DTN platform. The new Infinera ATN metro platform adds scale and simplicity to Frontier’s network, and the combined platforms enable Frontier to serve customers in 14 counties, spanning more than 640 fibre route miles in eastern Pennsylvania.

Frontier offers consumers, businesses and service providers a full range of communications services in Pennsylvania and 26 other states. Its Infinera network in Pennsylvania provides voice, business and wholesale bandwidth services to consumers and businesses and wholesale mobile backhaul for Tier 1 mobile operators.

“We are very pleased with the simplicity and efficiency of Infinera’s DTN and ATN solutions,” said Michael Golob, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology at Frontier. “The operational simplicity of these advanced platforms enabled us to turn up a new network across 14 locations in just three days. The efficiency of Infinera’s solution has reduced certain off-net lease costs in our network by as much as 75 percent.”

“Frontier is an important customer and we are delighted that the Infinera ATN is adding value to its existing DTN network,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “At Infinera, we are committed to providing regional and metro solutions that help service providers like Frontier simplify network operations while efficiently scaling the network for broadband services.”

Frontier’s deployment of Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms provides customers with a state-of-the-art network. The Infinera DTN platform, powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs), is designed to scale up to 6.4 Tb/s of transmission capacity per fiber. The Infinera ATN, a scalable WDM transport platform with multi-service aggregation and small form-factor, brings the intelligence of the Infinera Digital Optical Network to the metro edge. Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms are elements of the Infinera product portfolio that includes Infinera’s DTN-X with 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels.
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