The first shipments of the DTN-X platform have been made by Infinera, and the company will continue its multiple trials while taking orders from new and existing customers.

Infinera will deploy the DTN-X platform with two new customers: Cable&Wireless Worldwide for its Europe Persia Express Gateway and DANTE for its GÉANT European Research and Education Network.

The Infinera DTN-X platform delivers “what is believed to be” the world’s first 500 Gb/s long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels, enabling service providers to deploy massive optical transport while lowering operational costs.

The platform features 5 Tb/s of optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity. Integrated switching enables service providers to build highly efficient networks with switching activated wherever it is needed to improve wavelength fill and decrease the number of wavelengths that must be deployed. The DTN-X also features a GMPLS control plane.

The DTN-X is inter-operable with the DTN platform and supports 10 GbE, 40 GbE, 100 GbE, 10 Gb/s SONET/SDH/OTN, 40 Gb/s SONET/SDH/OTN, 100 Gb/s OTN, 8/10 Gb/s fibre channel and multiple bit rate clear-channel interfaces.

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