Windstream Wholesale, Infinera Achieve Successful Trial of LR8-Based 400GbE Client-Side Services

Windstream Wholesale, a provider of advanced network communications, and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) are the first to have successfully demonstrated 400GbE client-side services with commercially available ultra-efficient 400GbE-LR8 QSFP-DD compact pluggable interfaces, the companies said.

The trial leveraged Infinera´s commercially available 2x 600G Wavelength muxponder on its Groove (GX) G30 Compact Modular Platform with the CHM-2T sled, which enabled the customer-facing 400GbE service to be transmitted using a single-carrier 600G wavelength. This achievement enhances Windstream´s ability to meet the ever-expanding bandwidth needs of its largest customers and solidify its position as an industry provider of wholesale services.

Windstream Wholesale´s optical infrastructure is engineered to seamlessly support high-speed optical services using state-of-the-art Flex Grid spectrum and flexible CDC architecture. This enables Windstream to leverage cost-effective 400G today, with 600G and 800G wavelengths in the future.

Windstream Wholesale is currently engaging with customers for initial deployment of the end-to-end 400G Wave service. For more information on how you can bring 400G Wave services to your company, call 1-866-375-6040.

Windstream Holdings, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the US. Additional information is available at windstream.com or https://www.windstreamenterprise.com/wholesale/.

Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments, and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications. To learn more about Infinera, visit www.infinera.com.