Sunnyvale, CA and Athens, Greece – March 18th, 2013 - OTEGLOBE, the leading international telecommunications provider in Greece and the Balkans and Infinera, (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, completed the upgrade of OTEGLOBE’s international TransBalkan Network (TBN) by deploying 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super channels with the Infinera DTN-X platform. The Infinera DTN-X platform is deployed in OTEGLOBE's TransBalkan network which stretches from Greece to Germany across more than 8,000 km and is designed to offer multi-Terabits of capacity.
With this upgrade, OTEGLOBE doubled the available capacity on this network from 600 Gb/s to more than 1 Terabit per second (Tb/s) meeting the telecommunication needs of Europe and the constantly increasing demand in the regions of Middle East and Africa. At the same time, OTEGLOBE’s network is able to support 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services to its customers, international carriers, fixed and mobile operators, and multi-site organizations.
The Infinera DTN-X uniquely combines 500 Gb/s long haul super-channels with 5Tb/s of integrated OTN switching capacity enabling OTEGLOBE to offer highly scalable, efficient and reliable services. The Infinera DTN-X solution also provides an intelligent, standardized GMPLS control plane for high-speed restoration.
“We have been working with Infinera since 2008 using the DTN platform in our TBN network,” states Dr. Panagiota Bosdogianni, OTEGLOBE’s Technology Director. “During the past 4 years we took advantage of Infinera's solution for its flexibility, reliability and ease of use, allowing us to activate new 10 Gb/s services in minutes. Being satisfied with our Infinera experience we selected the new DTN-X platform for our recent network upgrade, which has been successfully completed without disturbing existing traffic or our network operation procedures.”
“Infinera is committed to delivering the most reliable and latest technology to our customers without the expense of conventional network architectures,” said Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales. “We are excited that OTEGLOBE has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform for their international network, bringing improved reliability to global carriers in the region."
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.