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IP Transit: Cable&Wireless Worldwide Selects Infinera
Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CWW), an international integrated communications and data hosting provider, has selected Infinera's (News - Alert) Digital Optical Network solution, based on the new DTN-X platform, for its Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) network, delivering a reliable, high capacity network connection between Europe and Asia.
Company officials said that EPEG will stretch approximately 10,000 kms from Frankfurt in Germany to Oman with the unique attribute of having only 246 kms of undersea cable and all other routes terrestrial.
EPEG will allow a telecommunication transit route alternative to the Red Sea, Suez Canal, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea regions and can play an important role for traffic re-routing in the event of earthquakes and disasters, which have been known to affect multiple systems at once.
A number of providers are collaborating on this project and building networks in their own regions, with CWW building out the segment from Frankfurt, Germany to the Ukraine/Russian border.
According to company officials, CWW's multiterabit EPEG optical network will use Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution, powered by Infinera's DTN-X, which includes the latest 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
Officials with Infinera said that the Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels and is upgradeable to 1 Tb/s super-channels in the future, providing scalability with investment protection.
The platform integrates 5 Tb/s of OTN switching which will enable CWW to efficiently converge layers of the network resulting in reduced capital and operational expenses.
"We believe that the Europe Persia Express Gateway (News - Alert) is an important international network development as it will be providing high capacity, diverse connectivity from the Middle East Region to Europe," said Rick Perry, vice president international planning at Cable&Wireless Worldwide, in a statement.
Perry said that Infinera's solution is helping to underpin that development.
"We are excited to partner with Cable&Wireless to build what we believe is the most advanced and reliable optical transport network between Europe and Asia," said Tom Fallon, president and CEO, Infinera.
"At Infinera we are focused on helping global network operators like Cable&Wireless Worldwide to improve the scalability of their networks while simplifying operations and increasing the efficiency of fiber assets," said Fallon.
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.
Edited by Juliana Kenny
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