Pacnet Deploys Infinera DTN-X Platform on Its Subsea Network in Asia

Pacnet Deploys Infinera DTN-X Platform on Its Subsea Network in Asia

Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks and Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, announced Pacnet’s deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul super-channels.

The DTN-X platform provides Pacnet with what we believe is the industry’s most technologically advanced solution for 100 Gb/s services and is the largest regional deployment of 100 Gb/s technology to date.

Pacnet owns and operates EAC and C2C, Asia’s leading state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable networks with 21 cable landing stations extending from India to the U.S. The network spans 46,800 km and serves global customers with a comprehensive range of network and managed services.

“The Infinera DTN-X FlexCoherent modulation capabilities, integrated control plane, and seamless subsea to terrestrial integration with the existing network further enhances our Data Center connectivity and network virtualization strategy,” said Andy Lumsden, Pacnet Chief Technology Officer. “The ability to deliver and commission the DTN-X rapidly meant that our network upgrade was fully deployed within nine weeks, allowing us to deliver services to customers with a high level of confidence and resilience. The Infinera solution greatly advances our Layer 3 to Optical convergence and Network-as-a-Service initiatives.”

Infinera is the first to deliver 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherentTM Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. Infinera’s PICs combine multiple optical subsystems on a single IC and results in fewer fiber connections, less space, and less power when compared to conventional systems based upon discrete components.

Today, Infinera introduced FastSMPTM, what we believe is the industry’s only hardware accelerated Shared Mesh Protection technology. FastSMPTM will deliver dramatic improvements in network-wide resilience to service providers while lowering total network costs.

“Pacnet operates one of the most robust and physically meshed SLTE networks in the world and we believe that the DTN-X with its FastSMPTM capability compliments the needs of Pacnet and its customers by offering the highest service levels within the region,” said Andrew Bond Webster, VP APAC Sales for Infinera.

The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency by converging 500Gb/s long-haul super- channels with 5 Terabits of integrated OTN switching per bay, resulting in much more efficient utilization when compared to conventional WDM architectures. Infinera’s Bandwidth VirtualizationTM simplifies service deployment, enabling operators to deploy networks in days and services in minutes, thereby lowering operational costs.

Press Release, March 20, 2013; Image: Pacnet