Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), announced today the deployment of Infinera’s DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul super-channels, across the TE-North Cable System, interconnecting Asia and Africa to Europe. Cyta selected the DTN-X platform to deliver commercial services to its customers for the scalability…
Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), announced today the deployment of Infinera’s DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul super-channels, across the TE-North Cable System, interconnecting Asia and Africa to Europe. Cyta selected the DTN-X platform to deliver commercial services to its customers for the scalability, efficiency, simplicity and reliability the solution delivers to its network.
Cyta is the leading telecommunications provider in Cyprus, providing the full spectrum of electronic communications services ranging from fixed and mobile telephony to internet service provision and broadband applications. Cyta operates and maintains the ALEXANDROS subsystem, part of Telecom Egypt’s TE-North Cable System which stretches 3,600 kilometers connecting Abu Talat, Egypt, to Marseilles, France, with a branch to Pentaskhinos, Cyprus. The deployment of Infinera’s DTN-X platform will allow Cyta to add additional capacity to the ALEXANDROS subsystem, with the ability to upgrade TE North’s terrestrial network in the future, in order to serve global operators who rely on Cyta to offer services in the Middle East, Asia and Africa region.
“We are delighted to work with Infinera to deploy the DTN-X platform on this critical international telecommunications route,” said Yiannis Koulias, Cyta’s Director of National & International Wholesale Market. “We are confident the Infinera DTN-X delivers the most advanced optical transport platform based on 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits. The FlexCoherent technology will allow us to optimize transmission performance across our existing subsea fiber plant and meet the demands of our customers quickly and efficiently.”
Infinera is the first to deliver 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent™ Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. Infinera’s PICs combine multiple optical subsystems on a single IC and result in fewer fiber connections, less space, and less power when compared to conventional systems based upon discrete components. The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with 5 Terabits of integrated OTN switching per bay, resulting in much more efficient utilization when compared to conventional WDM architectures that do not allow sub-lambda grooming and switching. Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization™ simplifies service deployment, enabling operators to deploy networks in days and services in minutes, thereby lowering operational costs.
“We are committed to delivering innovative optical transport network solutions to customers like Cyta,” said Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales for Infinera. “We are excited that Cyta has chosen our DTN-X platform to deliver services quickly and reliably to global operators who rely on this important Mediterranean route.”
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