Maryland Broadband selects Infinera for statewide optical network



Infinera and the Maryland Broadband Cooperative announced the launch of
a statewide optical transport network built with Infinera’s regional DTN and
metro ATN platforms.


Maryland Broadband chose Infinera because of the simplicity, scalability
and efficiency of Infinera’s solution.


The Maryland Broadband Cooperative is an
open-access, middle-mile fiber provider, offering its members high-capacity
synchronous optical network, Ethernet and Internet services. Maryland
Broadband’s network will enable service providers to offer high speed broadband
services to businesses, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, public
safety offices and residents in rural Maryland.


“Maryland Broadband Cooperative was created to contribute to the
quality of life of rural Maryland and spur economic development by providing
cost effective high speed internet services to underserved regions,” said
Patrick Mitchell, president and CEO of Maryland Broadband.


Maryland Broadband’s deployment of Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms
through Infinera Managed Services provides their members with a network that is
easy to operate. The Infinera DTN platform, powered by photonic integrated
circuits, is designed to scale up to 6.4 Tb/s of transmission capacity per


The Infinera ATN, a scalable WDM transport platform with multi-service
aggregation, brings the intelligence of the Infinera Digital Optical Network to
the metro edge. Infinera’s DTN platform, ATN platform and Infinera Managed
Services are elements of the Infinera product portfolio that includes the
recently announced DTN-X packet optical transport network platform with 500
Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels.


“We are delighted to partner with the Maryland Broadband
Cooperative on this project to bring broadband services to underserved
communities. Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms enable scalable, simple and
efficient regional and metro networks,” said Tom Fallon, CEO, Infinera.


Recently, Infinera announced the launch of the DTN-X, the first multi-terabit
packet-optical transport network platform based on
500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuits. It is designed for global service
providers facing increasing demands for bandwidth driven by video, mobile and
cloud-based services.


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