OFC: Infinera sets highest-performance 600G transmission record

Created March 8, 2019
Applications and Research

Infinera has announced the successful demonstration of 600G per wavelength transmission over 250 kilometres in a production network with the Infinera Groove G30 muxponder solution. Demonstrated on the backbone network of a leading European service provider, Infinera says this achievement establishes a new benchmark for capacity and reach in optical communications. As bandwidth demands continue to grow, best-in-class 600G performance provides operators the ability to cost-efficiently scale network infrastructure for data center interconnect and metro networking applications while improving density, lowering power and simplifying operations and service activation.

The field trial was conducted with the Infinera Groove G30 CHM2T solution operating over the Infinera 7300 multi-haul dense wavelength-division multiplexing transport platform. In addition to achieving the delivery of error-free 600G 64 quadrature amplitude modulation (64QAM) transmission over a 250-km link in the production network, Infinera also successfully demonstrated 500G 32QAM over 500 km of fiber during the trial, another industry first. With industry-leading performance and the ability to support a wide range of configuration options for baud rate, modulation method, forward error correction and constellation shaping, the Groove G30 maximises both reach and capacity, providing network operators a solution with greater flexibility and lower cost per bit.

“Delivering optimal reach, performance and capacity to meet the evolving network demands of our customers is at the heart of our Infinite Network vision,” said Glen Laxdal, senior vice president, product line management at Infinera. “This achievement underscores Infinera’s commitment to continue delivering innovative solutions for network operators with capacity and scale while simplifying operations.”

Infinera showcased the results of this 600G optical transmission performance this week at OFC.

For more information, visit www.infinera.com



This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.