Telstra deploys Infinera’s Optical Subsea Network in Asia Pacific

Infinera, specialist in digital optical networking systems, has announced that Telstra International, a major global supplier of managed network and hosting services, has become Infinera’s one hundredth customer in deploying Infinera’s 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) DTN solution for its optical subsea network in Asia.

The deployment spans approximately 9,000 kilometers between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Infinera’s DTN platform enables service providers to upgrade existing submarine cables with coherent 40 Gbps waves supporting FlexCoherent. The Infinera solution is upgradable in the future to 100 Gbps FlexCoherent, including Soft Decision Forward Error Correction, which will deliver 7.3 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity over Telstra’s Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) fibre plant.

Telstra International Group chief operating officer, Martijn Blanken, said: “Telstra operates one of the largest and most diverse networks in Asia Pacific. We chose Infinera because it has demonstrated leadership in technological innovation, offering the most reliable and technically advanced DWDM system on the market. We are confident we have invested in a network that will accommodate the needs of our customers now and into the future,” Blanken concluded.

Telstra International is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s key telecommunications and media services company, and owner of one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.