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Windstream To Use Infinera`s 100G InP Long-haul Express Network

Windstream operates a nationwide fibre and IP network covering 118,000 miles of fibre and twenty-seven data centre locations
                                                                                                                                      Infinera is deploying its DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels across Windstream's long-haul express network.

The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network should enable Windstream to differentiate its services, protect its investment and lower operational expense as it scales its network.

As a cloud solutions provider, Windstream serves businesses with a wide range of cloud communication needs, in addition to offering an advanced data, voice and video network that provides customers low latency and reliable 100 Gigabit Ethernet services.

Windstream benefits from an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network featuring commercially available single-card 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on Infinera's InP photonic integrated circuits.

This provides Windstream with a solution integrating DWDM optical transmission and five terabit per second non-blocking OTN switching in a single platform. According to Infinera, its intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery. The Infinera DTN-X is designed with 1 terabit per slot, enabling it to scale without compromise to single-card terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet in the future.

"By deploying the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Windstream will significantly increase the capacity of our network infrastructure to meet the needs of our customers," says Randy Nicklas, executive vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Windstream. "The DTN-X platform enables us to offer services that result in lower latency for mission critical applications while providing a network that is even more reliable and enables rapid provisioning of services."

“Windstream’s selection of the DTN-X reinforces the value of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network architecture," says Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “It’s clear that in addition to the need for scale and efficiency, network operators value the ability to turn time into a competitive weapon by delivering the high capacity services their customers want, quickly and more reliably than their competitors."

"As the proliferation of content rich and low latency applications place greater demands for ultra-high bandwidth speeds, coupled with advances in optical technologies driving more efficient and cost-effective network infrastructure solutions, carriers deploying state-of-the-art, 100G upgrades are well positioned to meet the increasing network capacity requirements and to capitalise on the expected growth in 100GigE services," notes Roopashree (Roopa) Honnachari, Program Manager for Business Services at Frost & Sullivan.

“According to Frost & Sullivan's latest report on the U.S. Wavelength Services market, the total revenues (wholesale and retail) for 100GigE services is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 165 percent between 2013 and 2017, reaching nearly $120 million by 2017," concludes Honnachari.

 

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