May 13, 2013
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13 – Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and BICS, a global provider of international wholesale carrier services, announced today the selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network. The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.
BICS offers international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider through a network of 100 points of presence in 55 cities and 33 countries across the globe.
The Infinera DTN-X platform was selected to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network, stretching across 9,000 kilometers of fiber in Europe and linking through a cable landing station in Marseille into the EIG & SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems. BICS selected the Infinera DTN-X for the scalability, efficiency and simplicity the solution delivers.
“The Infinera DTN-X allows BICS to provide flexible solutions and ensures a faster service implementation, translating into a shorter time to market for our customers,” said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management at BICS. “This new platform will enable the aggregation of multiple high speed services on a single OTN interface. The advanced control plane offers the possibility of self-provisioning for high capacity services making BICS the perfect network outsourcing partner.”
Infinera is the first to deliver 500Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent™ Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with five Terabits of non-blocking OTN switching per bay, scalable to 240 Tb/s in a multi-bay configuration and resulting in much more efficient utilization when compared to conventional WDM architectures. The Infinera solution includes an intelligent control plane that simplifies service deployment, enabling BICS to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs while providing faster service delivery than the competition.
"We are delighted to be working with leading carriers like BICS to upgrade their networks with the DTN-X for 500G up to multi-Terabit capacities," said Chris Champion, Infinera VP, EMEA Sales. "We’re seeing increasing traction for the DTN-X, evidenced by the purchase commitments we have received from 27 customers around the world for this new platform, out of our 115 total customers.”
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, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.
BICS delivers best in class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry. Our passionate and creative teams located in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York, continuously strive to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end user value. With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets. For more information, please visit: www.bics.com.
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