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Infinera Unleashes Coherent 100G
Infinera is launching its DTN-X system Thursday, fortifying its position on multiple battle fronts including coherent 100Gbit/s transmission, packet-optical transport and Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching.
Key features include:
Separately, Infinera says cards with 40Gbit/s coherent detection are available for the original DTN system now. The company also says 40Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s Ethernet interfaces are now available for that system.
Why this matters
By getting to 100Gbit/s and showing competitive costs for the amount of bandwidth the DTN-X handles, Infinera might be able to finally attract more Tier 1 customers, probably as a second source to their established suppliers, Griliches says. In fact, Verizon Business contributed a quote to Infinera's Thursday press release, a sign that Infinera might join Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN) there as a 100Gbit/s transport supplier.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading
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