Sunnyvale, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2014 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, and GlobeNet, a wholesale provider of Latin and North America data network services, announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across its North America routes in the northeast and south Florida, with further connectivity to Latin America over its award-winning subsea network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform, enables GlobeNet to differentiate its services and increase network efficiency as it scales network capacity.
GlobeNet operates more than 23,500 kilometers of fiber optic subsea cable, linking the Americas with cutting-edge technology and services. As a carrier’s carrier, GlobeNet provides a wide range of high-performance, high-capacity, low-latency services, and has proven its expertise in each of its markets in Latin America and throughout North America. GlobeNet addresses the wholesale market by offering a high-capacity subsea infrastructure and network density at the terrestrial level, where high-performance circuits can be installed for carriers often within accelerated timeframes in order to meet their increased bandwidth demands.
GlobeNet has deployed an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network across its entire U.S. terrestrial backhaul network. The Infinera DTN-X offers GlobeNet the capacity to deliver 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) coherent transmission today via 500 Gb/s super-channels, with a forward-scale design to support terabit super-channels in the future. This upgrade provides GlobeNet a network that can deliver over eight terabits per second (Tb/s) of transmission capacity on a single fiber. To put that in perspective, eight Tb/s is more capacity than the entire Internet in 2005, and is enough capacity to simultaneously stream over one million high-definition videos.
The DTN-X is designed to scale to support up to 12 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching as well as Fast Shared Mesh Protection to provide rapid service protection even in the face of multiple fiber cuts.
“The global communications infrastructure is rapidly growing due to increasing demand for media-rich and Cloud-based services. With this network upgrade, GlobeNet demonstrates our commitment to reliably deliver the most advanced services available to our customers,” said Erick W. Contag, president and chief operating officer of GlobeNet. “Deployment of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables GlobeNet to deliver advanced services today while at the same time prepare for the continued demand for capacity in the future.”
“GlobeNet's selection of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network for its North America backbone underscores the value of our solutions to wholesale carriers operating mission critical networks,” said Scott Chandler, Infinera vice president, North America sales. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables GlobeNet to automate, converge and simplify its optical transport network to reliably deliver advanced services to its customers.”
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GlobeNet Media: Jaymie Scotto & Associates, Tel. +1 (866) 695-3629, [email protected]
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GlobeNet provides International capacity between North and South America over its award-winning submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Covering a distance of more than 23,500 kilometers, the sophisticated submarine cable network system offers the lowest latency available between the Americas. The network links cable landing stations in Tuckerton, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, USA, with cable landing stations in Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, St. David’s, Bermuda, Barranquilla, Colombia as well as Maiquetía, Venezuela. GlobeNet is a portfolio company of BTG’s Infrastructure Fund II. http://www.globenet.net.
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the benefits of the features and functionality of Infinera’s products including: that the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables customers to differentiate their services and increase network efficiency as they scale network capacity; that DTN-X offers the capacity to deliver 100 Gb/s coherent transmission today via 500 Gb/s super-channels with a forward-scale design to support terabit super-channels in the future; that this upgrade provides a network that can deliver over eight Tb/s of transmission capacity on a single fiber; and that The DTN-X is designed to scale to support up to 12 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching as well as Fast Shared Mesh Protection to provide rapid service protection even in the face of multiple fiber cuts. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 22, 2014 as filed with the SEC on October 9, 2014, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.