CenturyLink, Infinera Team on 2.5T Connection

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MONROE, La. -- Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and CenturyLink, Inc. delivered 2.5 terabits per second (Tbit/s) of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), held this week, November 13-18, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 2.5 Tbit/s of line-side capacity will connect the Salt Lake City Convention Center to CenturyLink's global fiber optic network, utilizing the Infinera DTN-X Family. The multi-terabit deployment demonstrates CenturyLink’s rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the conference to CenturyLink's point of presence in Salt Lake City and across its national backbone.

“Since 2014, CenturyLink has provided increasing amounts of super-channel transmission capacity to support real-time high-performance computing at this conference,” said Pieter Poll, Senior Vice President of Network Planning at CenturyLink. “Providing SCinet with 2.5 terabits of transmission capacity demonstrates the scalability and efficiency of CenturyLink’s network and complements the work we are doing with Infinera as we increase capacity on our core network to accommodate all customers. This includes providing the connectivity businesses need to operate efficiently as well as satisfying the communication and entertainment needs of families.”

CenturyLink operates a U.S. fiber network with more than 250,000 route miles and an international transport network with more than 350,000 route miles. Through a dedicated network connection, the company delivers 100 GbE Optical Wavelength Service to enterprise customers; research, financial and educational institutions; and internet content providers across the U.S. and in select international cities.

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL)

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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