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Interoute Uses Infinera to Support 100GbE Network


SUNNYVALE, Calif., and LONDON, Oct. 16 — Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and Interoute, owner of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today announced Interoute's 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services using the Infinera DTN. Interoute, whose pan-European network was among the first in Europe to deploy Infinera's DTN four years ago, is the first to offer the most broadly available 100 GbE services in Europe, another demonstration of Interoute's constant drive and focus on innovation in the information and communication technology marketplace.

Interoute's network is one of the most extensive in Europe, spanning across 60,000 kilometers of lit fiber, connecting 30 countries in 102 cities. Interoute serves enterprises and telecom operators worldwide from Stockholm to Sicily, Moscow to Madrid, London to Istanbul, with voice, video, computing and high capacity international data bandwidth and network infrastructure. Interoute is at the forefront of new technology development and adoption, and as one of the owner and operators of Europe's major backbone, the benefits of Interoute's dynamic and market-leading approach are instantly passed on to its customer. 

By working with Infinera and integrating 100 GbE service support on the DTN into Interoute's high availability, highly meshed and fully diverse network, Interoute can quickly and efficiently serve customers' growing appetite for bandwidth. Many carriers and enterprises are already using multiple 10 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) services which can become complex and expensive. With the option of 100 GbE services, this reduces both the complexities and expense, and provides higher bandwidth efficiency and throughput for data networks, and lower cost per Gb/s.

The Infinera DTN platform, built with photonic integrated circuits (PICs), offers Interoute unmatched operational simplicity and scalability. By deploying a PIC-based solution, Interoute directly benefits from reduced size, power, costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible optical network.

"Interoute and Infinera have worked together to integrate industry leading technology for a number of years," said Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute. "The ability to adapt our existing Infinera DTN network to 100 GbE next-generation services demonstrates the inherent value of the Infinera architecture. It protects our investment for the future services that we need to provide our customers to stay competitive."

"Interoute's network is used by major incumbents and service providers throughout Europe," said Chris Champion, vice president, EMEA sales at Infinera. "As one of Infinera's leading customers worldwide, we are excited to play a key part in not only increasing capacity on Interoute's network but also working closely with Interoute to grow its network footprint with Infinera's solutions. The Infinera DTN has delivered for Interoute a cost-effective, high capacity network for its customers in very short time frames."

About Infinera

Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.infinera.com/.

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 9 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com.

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Source: Interoute

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