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Infinera shipping DTN-X/BTI Systems touts Asian success

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has begun shipments of its DTN-X platform to customers for deployment. The company says it also has the system in several trials and has received purchase orders from new and existing customers.

The company has already announced Cable&Wireless Worldwide and DANTE as DTN-X customers. Both represent new business for Infinera (see “Cable&Wireless Worldwide chooses Infinera’s DTN-X for Europe Persia Express Gateway” and “DANTE selects Infinera DTN-X platform for GEANT Research and Education Network”).

Infinera introduced the DTN-X, a large-scale packet-optical transport system, in September of last year (see “Infinera debuts DTN-X packet-optical transport platform with 500G PIC, OTN/MPLS support”). The platform leverages Infinera’s latest 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and superchannel capability, along with integrated OTN switching and GMPLS control plane. The company says that integrated MPLS switching is on the roadmap as well. Meanwhile, users can adjust the modulation format to link requirements via Infinera’s FlexCoherent technology.

“While our competitors talk about their roadmaps for metro 400-Gbps superchannels, Infinera is delivering the industry’s first 500-Gbps long-haul FlexCoherent superchannels,” said Dave Welch, co-founder, executive vice president, and chief strategy officer at Infinera. “With DTN-X, we are also bringing the largest capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry’s first deployable FlexCoherent capability. Infinera delivers on the capabilities that help service providers scale, simplify and make their networks more efficient to lower overall lifecycle TCO.”

Metro optical transport platform provider BTI Systems has announced a pair of customer wins in Asia, one in Malaysia and the other in Vietnam.

In Malaysia, wholesale operator Fiberail has increased its deployment of BTI’s Integrated Services Delivery Platforms — specifically, the BTI 7000 Series — to support mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet business services as well as “international interconnect” services to Thailand and Singapore. The deployment came as Fiberail expanded to provide metro Ethernet services to operators and financial service organizations, which complements the three fiber-optic networks Fiberall uses to deliver voice, data, and video capabilities countrywide. Fiberail has 5000 km of fiber-optic cable along the railways and gas pipeline corridor passing through almost all major towns in Malaysia.

The network now includes both the 7000 Series and 700 Series, which in particular enables Fiberail to supply end-to-end, low-latency mobile backhaul services.

“We continue to be impressed with BTI’s solutions, as we build out our Mobile Backhaul and metro Ethernet capabilities,” said a corporate spokesperson at Fiberail. “We chose BTI for this important network expansion as their solutions uniquely deliver very low latencies, interoperability with other vendors, and a cost-effective ‘pay as we grow’ approach. We are able to move quickly to leverage new opportunities as BTI’s solutions are easy to deploy and scale, providing us with a strong competitive edge.”

In Vietnam, Hanoi Telecom Corp. has selected BTI’s 700 Series with the proNX Service Manager to enable it to provide cost-effective, rapid delivery of Ethernet business services to its enterprise customers throughout the country. In partnership with Escom Co., Ltd, a value added distributor and solutions provider, Hanoi Telecom has integrated the 700 Series into its DWDM network to deploy its new metroE platform cost effectively, while accelerating the provisioning of Ethernet services to businesses from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and across 25 other cities.

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