June 17, 2008

Deutsche Telekom to Deploy Infinera’s DWDM System in Pan-European Network

Infinera, a provider of digital optical networking systems to telecommunications carriers, has announced that Deutsche Telekom will deploy its DWDM system in its pan-European network.

According to Infinera, Deutsche Telekom will deploy its dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system to take advantage of the benefits of its digital optical networks architecture.

DT chose Infinera for benefits and advantages of its photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based digital optical networks architecture, including the new Infinera Line System 2 (ILS2) system, according to Infinera. This system offers up to 160 DWDM channels in the C-band, extends optical reach to 2,500km, and enables future capacity scalability up to 8Tbps on a fiber. The ILS2 system works with Infinera's current PICs, which put 100Gb/s of DWDM capacity on a pair of chips, and will be compatible with future generations of Infinera PICs, including the 400Gb/s PICs Infinera announced in February 2008.

Jagdeep Singh, CEO of Infinera, said: "This is a tremendous validation of our digital optical networks architecture and of the innovative photonic integration which is at the heart of all our systems. This award makes clear that the benefits of PIC-based digital optical networks are powerful and realizable by carriers across the full range of geographies, markets and applications."