Cable&Wireless selects Infinera DTN-X for multiterabit optical network

By Telecom Lead Team: Infinera announced that
Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CWW), an international integrated communications
and data hosting provider, has selected Infinera Digital Optical Network
solution, for its Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) network.


The network is expected to offer high capacity network
connection between Europe and Asia. CWW selected Infinera’s DTN-X platform for
its scalability, simplicity and efficiency, and ability to support a
muliterabit network.


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). 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


CWW’s international cable network spans every continent
covering more than 150 countries.

EPEG will stretch approximately 10,000 kms from Frankfurt
in Germany to Oman with the attribute of having 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


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.


“We believe that the Europe Persia Express Gateway
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


The Infinera 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.


Infinera’s GMPLS software will enable CWW to provision
low-latency services, including 100 Gb/s Ethernet, making it competitive across
the Europe to Asia route. The nature of Infinera’s 500 Gb/s PIC also enables network
operators, like CWW, to consume less space and power, making the platform more
efficient than any other solution on the market today.


“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, Infinera President and


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