Infinera, the owner and operator of a national selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform for its national wide network. With the features of 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, the Infinera DTN0-X platform is able to build a new network infrastructure which delivers 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to service providers and research and education networks.
FX Network, which is already operating a national inter-city optical transport network, has partnered with REANZ. New Zeanland’s Research and Education Network, to build this new multi-terabit infrastructure. The agreement between the two parties includes joint investment and fibre sharing and should improve the ability of researchers and scientists across New Zealand to participate in data-intensive experiments, both with New Zealand and around the world.
The high capacity network also will benefit the existing and future business and ISP customers of FX Network via the availability of the 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE services the network will support. Indiana says the DTN-X’s super-channel capabilities, supported via its 500-Gbps photogenic integrated circuits (PICs), and intelligent software control will provide both high capacity and rapid service turn up.
“We are seeing burgeoning demand for high speed data services in New Zealand, impacted by the growing trend towards the use of cloud-based services and an insatiable demand for content from customers of the ISP’s that rely on our backhaul services, ” said David Heald, CEO at FX Network. “We expect this to continue and accelerate with the ongoing deployment f Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) access services throughout most of New Zealand. The deployment of Infinera’s DTN-X platform is a crucial part of our strategy to provide unintended, reliable, cost-effective data services between New Zealand’s UFB Point of Interconnect, which are becoming the key locations for data aggregation in New Zealand.”
“The partnership with FX Networks to deploy this massive optical network across New Zealand is a significant change in this country,” said Steve Cotter, CEO of REANNZ. “With the Infinera supper-channels we will be able to offer up to 100GbE services providing our scientific community with the fasters network technology available today, putting them on a level playing field with the rest of the world.”
“Infinera is pleased to work with our in-country partner Dimension Data to deliver and support this multi-terabit optical networking across New Zealand for FX Networks and REANNZ,” said Andrew Bond Webster, VP Sales, APPAC, for Infinera. “The Intelligent Transport Network offers differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation, enabling high-capacity services to be delivered quickly throughout the country.”