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CenturyLink chooses Infinera InP DTN-X for 100G telecoms

The indium phosphide platform based on PIC technology features 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels on its nationwide fibre optic al network
CenturyLink, Inc. has deployed the Infinera InP DTN-X platform,

The Infinera DTN-X platform has enhanced CenturyLink's nationwide transport network to support video, mobile, and cloud IP services, and extend its ability to deliver up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) to the company's data centres and customer facilities around the country.

The Infinera DTN-X platform provides CenturyLink a scalable, efficient, and reliable long haul optical transport solution for its network.

The DTN-X platform delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of OTN switching per chassis. This results in lower latency for mission critical services while lowering the total cost of ownership of the transport network.

"We evaluated the available 100G solutions for long haul optical transport and the DTN-X platform stood out," says Matt Beal, CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief technology officer.

"Our experience with the Infinera DTN platform has demonstrated a system based on quality, ease of use, proven technology and reliability. As a customer since 2004, we look forward to including the DTN-X as part of our next generation network and achieving the same positive results as we have in the past," continues Beal.

"I am delighted to announce the continuation of the long-term relationship between CenturyLink and Infinera," adds Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "CenturyLink's selection of the DTN-X platform underscores the value of our optical transport solution for Tier-1 operators around the world. As operators upgrade existing networks to 100G or deploy new 100G networks, the DTN-X uniquely delivers the scale and efficiency required at the core of the world's largest optical networks."

CenturyLink first deployed Infinera's Digital Optical Network architecture in 2004 with the DTN platform, the industry's first optical transport solution powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

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