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Infinera InP PICs DoubleTransBalkan Network Capacity

The indium phosphide photonic integrated circuits will offer multi-Terabits of capacity and can be used from Greece to Germany; that's more than 8,000 km
Alongside OTEGLOBE, a telecommunications provider in Greece and the Balkans, Infinera has completed the upgrade of OTEGLOBE’s international TransBalkan Network (TBN).

The company has deployed 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super channels with the Infinera DTN-X platform.

The InP PIC based platform is being utilised in OTEGLOBE's TransBalkan network which stretches from Greece to Germany across more than 8,000 km and is designed to offer multi-Terabits of capacity.

With this upgrade, OTEGLOBE has doubled the available capacity on this network from 600 Gb/s to more than 1 Terabit per second (Tb/s). This will hopefully meet the telecommunication needs of Europe and the constantly increasing demand in the regions of Middle East and Africa.

At the same time, OTEGLOBE’s network is able to support 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services to its customers, international carriers, fixed and mobile operators, and multi-site organisations.

Infinera's DTN-X platform combines 500 Gb/s long haul super-channels with 5Tb/s of integrated OTN switching capacity enabling OTEGLOBE to offer highly scalable, efficient and reliable services.

The platform also provides an intelligent, standardised GMPLS control plane for high-speed restoration.

“We have been working with Infinera since 2008 using the DTN platform in our TBN network," states Panagiota Bosdogianni, OTEGLOBE’s Technology Director. “During the past 4 years we took advantage of Infinera's solution for its flexibility, reliability and ease of use, allowing us to activate new 10 Gb/s services in minutes. Being satisfied with our Infinera experience we selected the new DTN-X platform for our recent network upgrade, which has been successfully completed without disturbing existing traffic or our network operation procedures."

“Infinera is committed to delivering the most reliable and latest technology to our customers without the expense of conventional network architectures," continues Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales. “We are excited that OTEGLOBE has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform for their international network, bringing improved reliability to global carriers in the region."


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