SEACOM deploys Infinera’s DTN-X platform

16 May 2014 |


SEACOM has deployed Infinera’s DTN-X platform across its terrestrial network in Africa.

As part of the move, SEACOM will be provided with the industry’s first commercially available single-card 500Gbps FlexCoherent super channel capability.

The 500Gbps super-channels are said to enable SEACOM to scale to terabits of transmission capacity, integrating DWDM optical transmission in a single platform that is capable of supporting up to 12 terabits per second of non-blocking OTN switching.

“The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables SEACOM to offer 100Gbps services and provides us with the ability to offer higher speed services to accommodate existing customers and attract new customers,” said Claes Segelberg, CTO at SEACOM.

SEACOM’s subsea and terrestrial networks stretch over 17,000km, connecting Africa to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This latest move aims to help SEACOM differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales its network capabilities.

“SEACOM’s deployment of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution substantially increases the capacity available for internet and global communications services as the company addresses the growing need for bandwidth in Africa,” said Chris Champion, SVP, EMEA sales at Infinera.

“We are honoured to work with SEACOM to deploy the DTN-X platform. This network upgrade continues our longstanding relationship with SEACOM and reflects positively on the success of SEACOM’s prior deployment of the Infinera DTN platform.”