Infinera chosen to scale fibre optic network in Mexico

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Infinera has been selected by Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad (GTAC), a Mexican telco, to help scale its fibre optic network in Mexico.

GTAC has deployed the Infinera mTera universal switching and transport solution in order to scale long-haul service capacity and increase efficiency in its network.

“We chose Infinera as our technology partner following rigorous evaluation of competing solutions and the superior performance experienced during trials, including the impressive transmission of 80 channels of 100 Gb/s per channel over a span of 400 kilometres on our live network – error free and without regeneration,” said Miguel Anderson, chief executive officer, GTAC. “With best-in-class technology and an exceptional level of customer service, including outstanding local support, Infinera has helped us enhance the performance of our network and increase operational efficiencies.”

The mTera deployment interconnects several major cities across Mexico including Mexico City, Estado de México, Guadalajara, Puebla, Hermosillo, Queretaro and Ciudad Juarez to name a few. As part of the agreement, GTAC has collaborated with Infinera’s global services division to deploy and turn up end-user customer services over 51 in 10 weeks.

The Infinera mTera solution was selected for its ability to cost-effectively aggregate diverse traffic types on a compact, scalable and converged platform. The mTera network architecture supports service connectivity at speeds up to 200Gbps and delivers secure transport over GTAC’s existing third-party WDM transmission infrastructure.

“We are excited to be a solutions partner to GTAC and help them transform their fibre optic infrastructure to deliver enhanced value to their customers,” said Bob Jandro, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “In addition to providing a scalable foundation for growth, the innovative universal switching capabilities of our mTera platform make it an ideal solution for metro and long-haul core networks experiencing traffic growth driven by mobile, cloud and video services and applications.”

In addition, in order to simplify end-to-end service provisioning and management across the nationwide mTera network, GTAC is also using the Infinera Transcend Software Suite.