KDDI upgrades Miyazaki-Okinawa cable network to 100Gbps

04 February 2013 |


Japanese carrier KDDI has announced that it will upgrade the Miyazaki-Okinawa Cable network in Japan to offer 100Gbps services.

Infinera’s DTN-X platform is being used for the upgrade on the system that links the Japan Information Highway submarine cable system, stretching 10,300km.

“The DTN-X provides us with an industry leading 100Gbps transport solution that differentiates us in the marketplace,” said Shigeto Kiritani, general manager and head of international network department at KDDI.

“By deploying the DTN-X we can rapidly increase the capacity of our system while enabling a robust network that is scalable and efficient. With Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth™ feature on the DTN-X, we are able to activate 100G services instantly on an as-needed basis.”

Infinera said the system will provide multi-terabit optical transmission combined with intelligent control plane, allowing service providers to manage revenue generating services and maximise the efficient use of their infrastructure.

“Infinera is committed to offering the most innovative optical transport solutions globally,” said Andrew Bond-Webster, VP APAC sales for Infinera. “We are pleased that KDDI has selected the DTN-X on this critical network. The DTN-X provides simple operations, scalable super-channel bandwidth and efficient network utilisation. Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth™ is a key feature that helps our customers, like KDDI, win in the marketplace by delivering services faster than their competitors."