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Infinera wins BICS pan-European network contract

The firm's indium phosphide (InP) DTN-X 500G platform will enable BICS to deploy networks in days and services in minutes and lower operational costs
Infinera's DTN-X platform has been selected to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network.

The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.

BICS offers international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider through a network of 100 points of presence in 55 cities and 33 countries across the globe.

The Infinera DTN-X InP based platform was selected to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network, stretching across 9,000 kilometres of fibre in Europe and linking through a cable landing station in Marseille into the EIG & SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems. 

BICS selected the Infinera DTN-X for the scalability, efficiency and simplicity the solution delivers.

" The Infinera DTN-X allows BICS to provide flexible solutions and ensures a faster service implementation, translating into a shorter time to market for our customers,” says Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management at BICS.

“This new platform will enable the aggregation of multiple high speed services on a single OTN interface. The advanced control plane offers the possibility of self-provisioning for high capacity services making BICS the perfect network outsourcing partner,” adds Wouters.

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

The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with five Terabits of non-blocking OTN switching per bay, scalable to 240 Tb/s in a multi-bay configuration and resulting in much more efficient utilisation when compared to conventional WDM architectures.

The Infinera solution includes an intelligent control plane that simplifies service deployment, enabling BICS to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs while providing faster service delivery than the competition.

"We are delighted to be working with leading carriers like BICS to upgrade their networks with the DTN-X for 500G up to multi-Terabit capacities," said Chris Champion, Infinera VP, EMEA Sales. "We’re seeing increasing traction for the DTN-X, evidenced by the purchase commitments we have received from 27 customers around the world for this new platform, out of our 115 total customers.”

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