Infinera claims first Russian ultra-long haul lab trial

19 February 2013 |


Russia’s Central Science and Research Telecommunications Institute (FSUE ZNIIS) and Infinera have completed an ultra-long haul lab trial.

The trial, claimed to be the first of its kind in Russia, took place at the ZNIIS Techno Park in Moscow and successfully demonstrated 8Tbps of DWDM capacity across a distance of 1,175km.

Infinera said the network configuration provided flexible service add/drop and non-blocking OTN-switching, enabling traffic demand including 100 Gigabit Ethernet services 40Gb/E, 10Gb/E and 10Gb SDH services.

“We are impressed by Infinera and the DTN-X solution, especially by its ability to quickly deploy and launch a DWDM line to demonstrate long-haul transmission,” said Svetlana Yarlykova, scientific director at FSUE ZNIIS.

“The equipment was easy to operate. We are confident that Russian service providers will see the value in Infinera’s next-generation solution, offering an architecture that’s simple and reliable due to photonic integration.”