Infinera targets 100G metro networks

07 October 2015 |


Infinera has launched a range of solutions targeting 100G for metro networks.

The vendor has brought together its long-haul DTN-X platforms with metro packet-optical solutions obtained through the acquisition of Transmode earlier this summer, introducing three new platforms in the process.

The move aims to address the entire wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market from long-haul to metro access.

The launch includes two new metro platforms, the DTN-X XTC-2 and XTC-2E, which aim to extend the scale and efficiency of the DTN-X Family to metro core and regional network applications, as well as a new long-haul platform, XT-500.

“Our vision is to enable an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. Infinera's new unified Intelligent Transport Network portfolio is engineered to provide network operators a precise set of tools to scale long-haul, data centre interconnect and metro networks," said Tom Fallon, CEO at Infinera.

IHS Research estimates that the WDM market will stand at over $15 billion by 2019. “Infinera and the DTN-X played a major role in the optical reboot from 10G to 100G in the long-haul core, and the company is well timed to enter the metro portion of the market, which we expect to surge in 2016," said Andrew Schmitt, senior principal analyst at IHS Technology.