Infinera announced that RETN, an international network service provider, used Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4)-based platform to power RETN’s TRANSKZ network and complete its latest phase upgrade in May 2019.
The new terrestrial solution connecting Europe and Asia provides an alternative to existing subsea cable systems. The network supports three diverse paths of similar lengths from Europe to the border of China via Kazakhstan in partnership with Transtelecom, and offers services linking all major locations in commercial and financial hubs between Europe and Asia.
RETN, one of the fastest-growing European providers of Internet transit and connectivity services, operates its own Eurasian network of geographical coverage. The RETN network, stretching between North America and Asia, offers differentiated terrestrial connectivity between major markets.
The ease of deploying network services with Infinera’s ICE4-based platform enables RETN to quickly deliver high-speed, low-latency 100G services to meet the increasing demands of global enterprises, as well as international carriers, internet service providers, and content providers.
The TRANSKZ network stretches across a diverse terrain of more than 15,000 kilometers and interconnects critical markets which are currently underserved territories across the route. RETN completed the final 4,000 kilometers of the main route in Kazakhstan and deployed services on the long-distance network in less than 30 days.
Tony O’Sullivan, COO at RETN, said: “The Infinera team provided us with the best solution to meet our needs while working with our team throughout the entire network deployment.”