Press release: TeliaSonera International Carrier Expands Infinera Intelligent Transport Network into Europe
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X into TeliaSonera International Carrier’s (TSIC) European network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, has already enabled TSIC to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE services to wholesale customers in North America and now TSIC is expanding the network into Europe.
TSIC, a leading global IP carrier, operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America and Asia. Customers include content providers and network operators globally for IP, DWDM, Ethernet, voice and specialized mobile services.
TSIC is deploying an Intelligent Transport Network to scale network capacity, automate operations and reduce complexity by converging multi-layer switching with the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gigabit per second coherent super-channel transmission. The Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise to enable future upgrades to terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet.
"Stockholm to Hamburg is an important network route for us both for delivering services to our Nordic and Baltic end-users and for being part of the global long haul routes Europe-Russia and Europe-overland to Asia," said Erik Hallberg, President of TSIC. "Our experience in North America is that Infinera gives us a competitive edge by enabling us to use time as a weapon to deliver 10 GbE and 100 GbE services faster than the competition. We look forward to expanding our Intelligent Transport Network into Europe with Infinera."
"TSIC is building one of the most advanced networks in the world, and they need a network that enables them to respond quickly to customer requests for high-bandwidth services," said Chris Champion, Infinera SVP, EMEA Sales. "TSIC’s deployment of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in Europe shows that together we are lighting the way to the Terabit Era."
TSIC first selected the Infinera DTN in 2009. In November 2011, TSIC and Infinera performed the world’s first terabit trial in California based on DTN-X equipment. In June 2012, TSIC was named Best Global NGN Optical Network at the DWDM Awards in Monaco. In November 2012 TSIC announced the deployment of the DTN-X platform with Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ across its North American network.
The Intelligent Transport Network enables carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation.