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Infinera InP PICs demonstrate 500 Gb/s transmission in Russia

The firm used its indium phospide based DTN-X platform and worked with FSUE ZNIIS to perform the super-channel trial
Infinera, a provider of Digital Optical Networks, has completed its first ultra-long-haul lab trial in Russia.

To perform the trial, the firm collaborated with FSUE ZNIIS, Russia’s Central Science and Research Telecommunications Institute and the integrator of the latest technological advances in telecommunications in Russia.

Infinera says this trial demonstrates the firm’s ability to supply scalable, efficient and high capacity optical networking solutions to meet the needs of service providers in Russia.

The DTN-X trial with FSUE ZNIIS took place at ZNIIS’ Techno Park in Moscow, successfully demonstrating 8 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of DWDM capacity across 1,175 kilometres. The network configuration provided flexible service add/drop and non-blocking OTN-switching capabilities and enabled a variety of different types of traffic demands including high speed 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (Gb/E), 40 Gb/E as well as widely used 10 Gb/E and 10 Gb/s SDH services.

The trial was based on Infinera’s DTN-X platform, using 500 Gb/s super-channels and integrated non-blocking OTN-switching. The all-in-one solution helps service providers steadily grow their network capacity up to 8 Tb/s.


“We are impressed by Infinera and the DTN-X solution, especially by its ability to quickly deploy and launch a DWDM line to demonstrate long-haul transmission,” says. Svetlana Yarlykova, Scientific Director at FSUE ZNIIS. “The equipment was easy to operate. We are confident that Russian service providers will see the value in Infinera’s next generation solution, offering an architecture that’s simple and reliable due to photonic integration.”

“We are pleased to complete this trial with ZNIIS,” adds Chris Champion, vice president EMEA sales. “The success of this demonstration is a milestone for Infinera. We demonstrated that our next generation DWDM optical networking solution, the Infinera DTN-X, is certified and available to the Russian market.”

Infinera claims the DTN-X is the first to deliver 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity.

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