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Eurofiber Selects Infinera to Offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet Services

July 12, 2012

Eurofiber Selects Infinera to Offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet Services

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Recently, Eurofiber selected Infinera (News - Alert) DTN to provide 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) services across Eurofiber's Netherlands and Belgium network based on the Infinera DTN platform.

The Infinera DTN-X P-OTN platform brings scale, simplicity and efficiency of the digital optical network into the terabit age and is built upon the design principles of the highly successful Infinera DTN platform. The DTN-X provides the next step function in optical networking and offers large scale Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC), built-in OTN (ITU G.709) switch with 1Gb/s granularity and GMPLS based network intelligence that enables dynamically protected mesh networks.

By providing 100 GbE services to their customers, Eurofiber can extend the company's product portfolio with a DWDM-network based on the Infinera DTN platform.

As it now provides 100 GbE, customers of Eurofiber can meet the quickly growing bandwidth demands from Internet exchanges, data centers, cable companies and Internet service providers.

“About eight years ago, the first 10 GbE services entered the market," said Bart Oskam, managing director at Eurofiber. "At that time, 10 Gb/s was a lot of bandwidth, even for Internet exchanges. Today, given the pace in which the demand for bandwidth is increasing, the demand for 100 GbE connections will grow much faster. Rather than aggregating multiple 10 GbE links to increase capacity, it is often more efficient to simply deploy a single 100 GbE connection.”

In 2008, TMC’s (News - Alert) Anuradha Shukla reported that Covage, which offers wholesale bandwidth services to telecom operators, had selected Infinera DTN optical system for a nationwide network across France. The speed and flexibility of Infinera’s digital architecture will support Covage’s wholesale telecom business and provide a competitive edge. Covage could put more optical capacity in a smaller footprint than on competitor systems by leveraging the speed, flexibility and digital intelligence of Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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