Telefónica Deutschland has selected Infinera’s DRX Series

Telefónica Deutschland deploys Infinera DRX for 5G network modernisation

01 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telefónica Deutschland has selected Infinera’s DRX Series to modernise its national mobile transport network.

The Infinera DRX Series is a portfolio of disaggregated routers that combines a carrier-class white box portfolio with Infinera CNOS software, enabling Telefónica Deutschland to prepare its national mobile transport network for 5G mobile services.

“Telefónica Deutschland is on the forefront of innovation and expansion to ensure we provide our customers with the best experience and meet them where they live, work, and move,” said Cayetano Carbajo Martín, chief technology officer at Telefónica Deutschland. “As we continue to improve network experiences for our customers now and into the future, we rely on solutions that are scalable and automated, and the Infinera DRX Series will be a great addition to our future 5G network environment.”

The Infinera DRX Series is designed to enable mobile operators to evolve their networks to support 4G and 5G services. Telefónica Deutschland plans to deploy multiple DRX Series platforms, including configurations that support 300G and 900G. The DRX Series in combination with the CNOS operating system enables a unique stacking capability that provides simple node expansion and increased resiliency. Multiple DRX Series elements can be connected to double or even triple node capacity while operating as a single routing entity.

“We are pleased to be Telefónica Deutschland’s innovative and strategic supplier for a network modernisation of this magnitude,” added Bob Jandro, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s DRX Series enables customers like Telefónica Deutschland to benefit from a smooth transition to open networking while providing the scalability, flexibility and reliability required to meet the growing demand for 5G mobile bandwidth. As global mobile operators are transitioning from traditional routing and switching to a more open architecture, the DRX innovation is a natural transition.”

Only last month, OTEGLOBE selected Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double the capacity on its subsea cable between Greece and Italy.