By Telstra

Infinera announced today that Telstra International (Telstra), a leading global supplier of managed network and hosting services, has become Infinera’s 100th customer and has deployed Infinera’s 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) DTN solution for its optical subsea network in Asia. The deployment spans approximately 9,000 kilometers between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Telstra selected Infinera’s DTN solution for its simplicity, scalability and cutting edge technology.

Telstra International is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and media services company and owner of one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.

Telstra International Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Martijn Blanken said, “Telstra operates one of the largest and most diverse networks in Asia Pacific. We chose Infinera because it has demonstrated leadership in technological innovation, offering the most reliable and technically advanced DWDM system on the market.

“We are confident we have invested in a network that will accommodate the needs of our customers now and into the future,” Mr. Blanken concluded.

Infinera’s DTN platform enables service providers to upgrade existing submarine cables with coherent 40 Gbps waves supporting FlexCoherent. The Infinera solution is upgradable in the future to 100 Gbps FlexCoherent, including Soft Decision Forward Error Correction, which will deliver 7.3 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity over Telstra’s Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) fiber plant.

“This is an exciting announcement for us,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera’s CEO. “We are pleased to announce Telstra International as our first named 40 Gbps customer and Infinera’s 100th customer since shipping our market leading solutions in 2004. Leading global providers, like Telstra, trust us to deliver solutions that are simple, scalable and efficient to meet the needs of their customers. For Telstra’s subsea network, Infinera’s 40 Gbps solution delivers just that.”

Infinera’s Subsea Solutions have been deployed worldwide for customers, totaling more than 100,000 route-kilometers, including routes across the Atlantic, between North, Central and South America, in the Middle East, and in the Indian Ocean.

Infinera’s product portfolio includes Infinera’s DTN platform, powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for subsea and terrestrial networks; Infinera ATN, a scalable metro WDM transport platform; and Infinera’s DTN-X platform with 500 Gbps FlexCoherent super-channels. All of Infinera’s products are supported by Infinera’s Managed Services offering.

About Infinera

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. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit

About Telstra International

Telstra International is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of the leading Australia-based, tier 1 telecommunications and media services company, Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.

Telstra provides global telecommunications services and solutions and is an expert in bringing the advantages of customer centric managed network solutions to the business community. Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra serves over 200 of the world’s top 500 companies, spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Telstra operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. We have operating licenses and landing rights in most major Asian markets, the US and Europe, facilitating access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories.