TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera completed a Terabit optical transmission based on 500 Gbps super-channels. The demonstration spanned 1,105 kilometers of fiber between Los Angeles and San Jose, Calif. The trial was conducted with elements of the new Infinera DTN-X platform and demonstrated twice the capacity of previous trials by adding a Terabit of capacity to a route carrying 300 Gbps of production capacity.
“Our vision is to offer customers leading-edge services that efficiently scale their business. As 10 Gbps services proliferate and 100 Gbps router ports emerge, we are trialing advanced solutions that scale optical networks beyond 100 Gbps,” said Erik Hallberg, president at TeliaSonera International Carrier, in a statement.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is part of Europe’s fifth largest telecommunications group, TeliaSonera, with 164 million subscribers generating revenues of over $11 billion. The company continues to expand the North American footprint of their global network, driven by strong demand from both operators and content players for IP, DWDM, voice and specialist-mobile services.