DANTE and Infinera acchieve 2 Tb/s capacity in less than 12 minutes on network from Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) have announced the fastest known provisioning of multi-Terabit capacity across a live network.

Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate 2 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of long haul super-channel optical capacity and provision a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service over the GÉANT production network all in less than 12 minutes from plugging in the first line card.

The demonstration was carried out using production DTN-X platforms and deployed on the GÉANT backbone, using a long distance link from Amsterdam, Holland to Frankfurt, Germany, a distance of 671km, including 10 fibre spans. First the 2 Tb/s of line side capacity was activated and then the 100 GbE service was deployed as part of the test to show that the capacity was immediately available for service. We believe that rapid delivery of capacity and service is a key advantage of Infinera solutions and allows carriers to respond to customers´ rapidly changing demands.

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. For more information, visit http://www.infinera.com/.

GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe´s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).

DANTE is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 that plans, builds and operates large scale, advanced networks for research and education. For more information, visit www.dante.net