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Telstra the 100th customer to deploy Infinera's InP PICs

The global supplier of network and hosting services, will use Infinera's coherent 40 Gbps DTN solutions based on indium phosphide, for the optical subsea network in the Asia Pacific region

Telstra International, has become Infinera's 100thcustomer and has deployed Infinera's 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) DTN solution for its optical subsea network in Asia.

The deployment spans approximately 9,000 km between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Telstra says it selected Infinera's DTN solution for its simplicity, scalability and cutting edge technology.

Telstra International is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited, one of Australia's leading telecommunications and media services companies.

Telstra International Group Chief Operating Officer, Martijn Blanken, says, "Telstra operates one of the largest and most diverse networks in Asia Pacific. We chose Infinera because it has demonstrated leadership in technological innovation, offering the most reliable and technically advanced DWDM system on the market. We are confident we have invested in a network that will accommodate the needs of our customers now and into the future."

Infinera's DTN platform enables service providers to upgrade existing submarine cables with coherent 40 Gbps waves supporting FlexCoherent. The Infinera solution is upgradable in the future to 100 Gbps FlexCoherent, including Soft Decision Forward Error Correction, which will deliver 7.3 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity over Telstra's Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) fibre plant.

"This is an exciting announcement for us," says Tom Fallon, Infinera's CEO. "We are pleased to announce Telstra International as our first named 40 Gbps customer and Infinera's 100thcustomer since shipping our market leading solutions in 2004. Leading global providers, like Telstra, trust us to deliver solutions that are simple, scalable and efficient to meet the needs of their customers. For Telstra's subsea network, Infinera's 40 Gbps solution delivers just that."

Infinera's Subsea Solutions have been deployed worldwide for customers, totalling more than 100,000 route-km, including routes across the Atlantic, between North, Central and South America, in the Middle East, and in the Indian Ocean.
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