100G communications: Infinera and Colt complete first European trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet services

Sept. 17, 2010
Sunnyvale, CA--Infinera, in partnership with Colt, announced successful completion of its first European field trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet services.

Sunnyvale, CA--Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), in partnership with Colt, a provider of business communications and IT managed services, announced successful completion of its first European field trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services. The trial marks an important step forward in the development of 100 Gigabit technologies to support ever-increasing bandwidth demand worldwide.

The trial consisted of prototype 100GbE client interfaces in Infinera systems in London and Frankfurt. The 100GbE service was passed over the 861 km route from London to Frankfurt on Colt’s low-latency network. The prototype Infinera 100GbE interfaces are fully compliant with the industry standard ratified in June 2010, known as IEE 802.3ba. Ethernet testing and verification of the transmission were performed with an EXFO FTB-85 100 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) Packet Blazer tester.

Two weeks ago, Infinera announced the successful completion of a field trial involving next-generation photonic integrated circuits (PICs) successfully transmitting and receiving 100 Gigabit (100G) communications across a 1348 km live network in the U.S. The next generation of Infinera PICs will have data capacity of 500 Gb/s.

"Infinera’s 100GbE interfaces, our 500G PICs delivering 100G channels over the long-haul network, and our Bandwidth Virtualization capability to manage this bandwidth more flexibly and efficiently will enable us to deliver next-generation optical systems that can scale to meet the needs of our customers and the global Internet with the unique scalability and disruptive economics of photonic integration," said Infinera co-founder and CTO Drew Perkins. "We are tremendously excited to be working with Colt as we develop our next generation systems."

SOURCE: Infinera; www.infinera.com/j7/servlet/NewsList?searchbydate=calendar&month=1&date=1&year=2010&month2=12&date2=31&year2=2010

Posted by:Gail Overton

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