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Optical/IP

Infinera Wins at Interoute

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Interoute has selected Infinera to provide the optical network for its next-generation pan-European network. The new network will provide Interoute with new levels of capacity, service delivery, and competitive advantage across its pan-European footprint.

Headquartered in London, Interoute operates a 35,000 fiber-kilometer network spanning 77 cities in 21 nations in Europe, including every major European business center. The Interoute network is used by major incumbent telecom companies, many governments, and more than 14,000 corporate customers. One billion Euros ($1.26 billion) of e-commerce is handled by Interoute’s data centers every day making it a key part of Europe’s digital supply chain. Interoute selected Infinera to leverage its fiber-rich network with capacity of 100 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) up to 800 Gb/s on a route, and to dramatically reduce service delivery times.

Interoute plans to use its Infinera network to deliver high-capacity wholesale services, including 10 Gb/s waves and 10 Gigabit Ethernet services, which are seeing rapid uptake as the entire European telecom market grows to accommodate Internet growth. Taking advantage of Infinera’s digital architecture, Interoute plans to offer service delivery to its customers in less than 10 days, as compared to delivery lead times of up to 8 weeks required by competitors utilizing traditional DWDM networks.

“The Infinera Digital Optical Networking system is the most advanced, IP-optimised optical service platform for next-generation data networks,” said Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie. “We are currently lighting fiber in 100 and 200 Gb/s chunks, at a rate of over 1,500km per week. We believe that no other operator can match the speed at which we can upgrade our footprint across Europe to deliver high-capacity bandwidth to our customers.”

Interoute Communications Ltd.

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