Telecom Lead America: Communication provider Pacnet
and Infinera have announced the completion of a collaborative effort
demonstrating the successful transmission of more than 3 Tb/s of capacity over
4,500 km of Pacnet’s C2C network.
The testing was conducted with Infinera’s DTN-X
platform. Also, the testing demonstrated the ability to use FlexCoherent
technology to software select the modulation format in order to optimize fiber
capacity and reach.
“We are impressed with Infinera’s DTN-X platform
delivering 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels and integrated OTN switching
without compromise. Pacnet is dedicated to offering our customers leading-edge
communications services across the Pacific Rim,” said Bill Barney, Pacnet CEO.
Pacnet owns and operates the leading pan-Asian submarine
cable network touching 21 cable landing stations and extends from India to the
U.S. At the heart of this network is EAC-C2C, Asia’s leading state-of-the-art
fiber optic submarine cable network, which spans 36,800 km and serves customers
This successful test with Infinera demonstrates that
Pacnet’s network can scale up with the industry’s latest high speed optical
technologies to deliver faster services to our customers,” Barney added.
Infinera is a provider of super-channels embedded with
FlexCoherent technology. The company said that the sSuper-channels based on
PICs enable operators to simply provision 500 Gb/s of capacity with a single
Furthermore, FlexCoherent technology allows operators to
optimize transmission performance across a range of applications using multiple
software-programmable modulation formats. And, the DTN-X boasts integrated OTN
switching without compromise and married with an automated GMPLS control plane
delivers Bandwidth Virtualization.
“Long-haul capable 500Gb/s super-channels are
critical for carrier networks, especially in submarine applications such as
Pacnet. In fact, the real value of Infinera’s DTN-X goes well beyond its sheer
size and bandwidth efficiency,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO.
Pacnet to expand 10G IP transit service to Chennai, India in
first half of 2012
A few months back, Pacnet expanded its Pacnet 10G IP
Transit availability across more locations, with availability in Chennai
planned within the first half of 2012.