Cable Technology Feature Article
Infinera DTN Selected by Service Electric
By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor
Infinera (News - Alert), a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, recently announced that its DTN platform has been selected by cable operator Service Electric Cable TV & Communications (Service Electric) to deploy in its new regional network. The officials from Service Electric said that the solution will enable the company deliver services ranging from 155 megabits per second (Mb/s) to 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s).
The Infinera claims that its DTN solution remains the first platform in the world to combine the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital networking to deliver the world's first WDM platform that includes a fully integrated, non-blocking, colorless, directionless and contentionless Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM (News - Alert)). Designed with Infinera's large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) and an integrated OTN switch, the Infinera DTN converts the network capacity into a pool of resources that can be tapped on demand. By leveraging GMPLS-based network intelligence and a plug-and-play architecture, operators can deliver any service to any customer on demand.
"We have a very busy engineering team, so we're looking for intelligent solutions that simplify network operations and accelerate new service turn-up. This allows us to focus on growing our business," said John M. Walson, President of Service Electric. "An Infinera Intelligent Network lets us do just that. With one-time optical layer engineering coupled with intelligent software that automates many provisioning operations that were previously manual, the Infinera solution allows our engineers to turn up services quickly. This gives us a competitive advantage with our customers."
"Cable and telecommunication operators like Service Electric see the value in an optical networking solution that is simple to operate and can deliver on services quickly," said Mike Kelly, Vice President of Cable Sales at Infinera. "The Infinera DTN, enabled by photonic integrated circuits and integrated digital switching, allows operators to add capacity to their network quickly without complicated engineering, and the DTN's reliability means MSO engineers can spend more time generating new revenue rather than fixing problems in the network."
Edited by Ryan Sartor