Light Reading

Infinera Boasts 8Tbit/s Pipe

Ray Le Maistre
11/28/2012
50%
50%

10:40 AM -- Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) is beating its chest with pride today following a demonstration of very high-capacity transmission across a less than optimum network. (See Infinera, Nissho Demo 8Tb Link.) Working with a local partner, Nissho Electronics, Infinera managed to provision 8 Tbit/s of capacity on an 800-kilometer network comprising Dispersion-Shifted Fiber (DSF), a challenging medium for DWDM systems, it would seem.

Infinera says it was able to achieve this because its DTN-X platform can not only provision multiple 500Gbit/s super-channels, but also because of the Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) compensation performance of the product.

The vendor points out that under the same conditions, but using non-DSF fiber and QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) on the DTN-X, 8 Tbit/s of capacity could be provisioned beyond 2,500 kilometers, "highlighting the unique challenges of the DSF fiber in Japan."

The vendor talked with Light Reading about its PMD performance, and tests it had been doing with Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), a few months ago, noting the potential for squeezing greater capacity and/or reach from older fibers. (See ECOC 2012: Infinera's Tier 1 Traction.)

Infinera already has NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT) as a customer in Japan -- now, in a country with advanced fiber access and well-established 4G services, it will be looking to help other operators work their legacy fiber assets harder and win some new business.

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

(3)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
DCITDave
50%
50%
DCITDave,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:16:57 PM
re: Infinera Boasts 8Tbit/s Pipe


And necessary, i would imagine, given the number of FTTH customers in the country.


If you, like me, had to look up PMD, here's a link with a crisp explanation:


http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=159216


 

digits
50%
50%
digits,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:16:56 PM
re: Infinera Boasts 8Tbit/s Pipe


What would be even more impressive is if that sort of capacity was enabled in a production network in Japan.


There's also the growing volume of "cloud" traffic in Japan too, so plenty of metro and long-distance growth to and from data centers adding to the capacity crunch.


 


NB: Correction -- initially I had super-channels running at 500Mbit/s (not so super) instead of 500Gbit/s. Apologies for that slip-up. The article now has the correct speed. 

DCITDave
50%
50%
DCITDave,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:16:55 PM
re: Infinera Boasts 8Tbit/s Pipe


Yes, it is just a demonstration. But that means they're getting close. 

More Blogs from AsiaBlog
Staff humiliation strategy goes viral in China
Are you watching, Europe?
Security concerns scupper China Mobile investment in Taiwanese operator
Major carrier plans a near 50% hike in annual spending, with LTE TDD getting a healthy chunk
The Chinese vendors hike their intellectual property investments and ask everyone to play nice with patents
From The Founder
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
Flash Poll
Live Streaming Video
CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

8|28|15   |   19:05   |   (0) comments


Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

8|27|15   |   06.36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

8|26|15   |   07:54   |   (0) comments


Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
LRTV Custom TV
Global Services Forum Preview

8|25|15   |   02:36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
LRTV Custom TV
Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

8|5|15   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
LRTV Custom TV
End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

7|30|15   |   04:27   |   (1) comment


Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
LRTV Custom TV
Network Visibility & the New IP

7|30|15   |   02:23   |   (0) comments


Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
Upcoming Live Events
September 16-17, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
September 16, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
September 16, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
October 14-15, 2015, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
November 5, 2015, Hilton Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
November 17, 2015, Santa Clara, California
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
Cisco's cloud and virtualization portfolio can increase business agility and innovation by building a more flexible network architecture.
Hot Topics
T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/31/2015
Verizon Hums a Driving Tune
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/26/2015
CEO Chat With Bill Gates
Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/31/2015
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/31/2015
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
September 22, 2015
Media Begins With “Me”
Webinar Archive
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The scene: Last Saturday, lunchtime, the interior of a shi-shi-foo-foo eatery in Manhattan's SoHo district.
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
Cats with Phones
Cats Are a Smartphone's Best Friend Click Here
Whoever said cats didn't live to please their humans?