Infinera enables rapid activation of high-capacity services with Latam network

11 July 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Infinera has announced that Telxius, the global telecommunications infrastructure company created by Telefónica, now offers its customers on-demand software-defined terabit capacity subsea service activation on Telxius’ SAM-1 subsea network between the US, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

These on-demand services are enabled by Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth software, activating capacity on the Intelligent Transport Network deployed by Telxius.

Telxius manages a 65,000km international network of high-capacity fibre-optic subsea cables, of which 31,000km are owned by Telxius. Telxius owns and operates the SAM-1 subsea network connecting the U.S. with Central America and South America, where Infinera solutions are deployed, as well as in the terrestrial backhaul associated with them. The 25,000-km SAM-1 subsea network provides capacity and IP services to major service providers aiming at having the best access to more than 300 million Telefónica subscribers. 

The Infinera DTN-X XTC Series provides the foundation for the Intelligent Transport Network delivering terabit per second transmission capacity for Telxius. The XTC Series simplifies network operations with high-capacity optical super-channels enabled by Infinera’s unique large-scale photonic integrated circuits and integrated packet-aware Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching, offering the flexibility to simultaneously address both subsea and terrestrial networks. With Infinera Instant Bandwidth, the industry’s first software defined capacity (SDC) solution, Telxius can deploy bandwidth in 100 gigabits per second increments without having to pre-deploy additional line cards in the system.

“Our customers demand rapid activation of high-capacity services,” said Carlos Dasi, CTO of Telxius Cable. “Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network with Instant Bandwidth enables Telxius to offer highly differentiated, on-demand subsea terabit service activation to our customers.”

“Telxius’ on-demand subsea service offering underscores the value Intelligent Transport Networks and Instant Bandwidth deliver to global service providers,” said Scott Jackson, Infinera’s vice president of the subsea business group. “We are delighted to work with Telxius and to enable innovative services that help them win new customers.”