Telxius partners Ciena and Infinera for 400Gbps Ethernet

Telxius partners Ciena and Infinera for 400Gbps Ethernet services

17 September 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telxius has deployed 400Gbps Ethernet across its network powered by Ciena and Infinera and is now ready for service.

This deployment is driven by the increased adoption of cloud-based services and data-intensive applications such as video streaming, online gaming, and content services — along with innovations in 5G, AI, and machine learning, all which require faster speeds and higher-capacity bandwidth.

“Telxius’ network is the first to have a 400Gbps Ethernet interface available in both the transatlantic and the LATAM-USA routes, including Marea, Dunant, Brusa, Junior, Tannat and Mistral subsea cables,” said Guillermo Cañete, vice president of network planning at Telxius.

“The collaboration with top-tier providers such as Infinera and Ciena opens up possibilities for Telxius to offer enhanced ethernet services to customers that seamlessly support the rapid bandwidth demands of today’s data-intensive cloud and network applications.”

Telxius has fully deployed Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme subsea networking solution, which uses WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics to offer new levels of capacity and fibre efficiencies.

“We are pleased to continue evolving our partnership with Telxius to provide the best possible connectivity experience worldwide,” said Ian Clarke, vice president of global submarine solutions at Ciena.

“Ciena’s approach is to create programmable and scalable networks to allow highly innovative providers like Telxius to best address global connectivity needs of content providers, global enterprises, and third-party operators today and well into the future.”

While from Infinera's Ron Johnson, general manager of optical systems and network solutions group, says that its "…new 800G ICE6 solution is the ideal fit for network operators like Telxius looking to flexibly and cost-effectively scale their networks to meet the rapid growth of bandwidth and deliver efficient support for 400G Ethernet services.”

Last month, Telxius' new Mistral subsea cable became ready for service, spanning approximately 7,300km in length, offering six fibre pairs and 132Tbps of potential capacity.

Designed and built by SubCom, Mistral is a next-gen high-capacity fibre optic subsea cable that runs along the Latin American Pacific coast linking Puerto San Jose in Guatemala, with Valparaiso in Chile.With additional landing points in Salinas, Ecuador; Lurin, Peru; and Arica, Chile; Mistral delivers 'the lowest latency' from Guatemala to Chile.