Infinera Launches New Platform for Cloud Scale Subsea Networks

Infinera, a provider of intelligent transport networks, has released new platforms within its DTN-X family to power cloud scale subsea networks.

Infinera introduced the XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 meshponders for subsea networks, and upgraded its DTN-X XTC Series to 12 terabits per second (Tb/s) of non-blocking Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching with a new 1.2 Tb/s subsea line card.

The solution features dynamic spectral sharing and access to real-time subsea link performance. According to the company, these new tools enhance its open and programmable subsea network architecture, enabling operators to securely monetize their subsea spectrum.

“Infinera is committed to bringing advanced features to the subsea market. The XTS Series offers unprecedented ease of installation and scale-out, advanced transmission performance, and the power of Instant Bandwidth to deliver real value to cable system operators,” said Scott Jackson, vice president of Subsea Business Group at Infinera. “The new capabilities announced today deliver leading capacity and reach, and provide the tools essential for cloud scale subsea networks. We are pleased to show Infinera’s investment in the subsea market, with solutions enabling operators to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver scalable services across open networks.”

“Subsea networks are key enablers for broadband penetration across the world,” said Larry Schwartz, chief executive officer at Seaborn Networks. “Our flexible business model enables customers to rapidly expand wholesale capacity on submarine cable networks. The new Infinera XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 meshponder solutions and dynamic spectral sharing are ideal for subsea networks to ensure scalability, flexibility, programmability and rapid activation of bandwidth.”

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