Live network trial breaks record

We have some much-needed good news. Infinera have announced their successful completion of a live network test. The test saw a wave transmission of up to 800 gigabits per second (800G) Single-wavelength transmission at 96 GBd (gigabauds) over 950 (km). The network was across a major long-haul link in North America. The trial was powered by the company’s 6G dual-800G Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology. This is an amazing achievement that signals a substantial industry milestone in pushing down the cost per bit of telecoms networks. The trial was a demonstration of Infinera’s 800G technology that is designed to allow network operators to quickly and effectively address the rising demands in capacity of new services such as 5G, enhance broadband and cloud-based business services.

The test was conducted over a third-party optical line system that transported live multi-vendor traffic. The network trial was implemented using Infinera’s industry-leading equipment with the very latest in fiber technology. The results of this trial, demonstrated the superior standards of the very best in telecommunications equipment.

 “The success of this trial proves our ability to transmit 800G high-baud-rate signals across significant distances, which will be instrumental in driving down network costs,” said Parthiban Kandappan, Chief Technology Officer at Infinera. “This marks another major accomplishment for Infinera’s Optical Innovation Center, adding to its long history of pioneering innovations in optical networking.

Infinera is an international supplier of solutions that provide the foundation for the biggest and most demanding Tier 1 carrier, internet content provider, cable operator, government, and enterprise networks. They have renowned reputation for technology innovation and end to end IP transport solutions which enable network operators to scale network bandwidth on a demand basis.

They are powered by the aforementioned Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE), which enables Infinera solutions to deliver industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications.

Their solutions portfolio includes optical line systems, packet optical transport systems, compact modular platforms, carrier-grade routers, management and automation solutions.