GlobalConnect taps Infinera for 800G transmission

Created May 5, 2022
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Infinera says it has the successfully delivered 800G optical transmission with Infinera’s ICE6 technology across GlobalConnect Carrier’s live, international long-haul network using GlobalConnect’s existing third-party line system. The development lays the foundation for modernising GlobalConnect’s northern Europe-wide network, which offers a full suite of carrier services with more than 100,000 kilometres of fibre and 3,300 access nodes.

Leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, GlobalConnect achieved error-free transmission at 800G over 770 km on its international backbone between Stockholm and Malmö. The company also leveraged ICE6 over its Swedish national backbone network, built using Infinera’s XTM Series metro and regional packet optical platform.

“GlobalConnect continues its rapid acceleration of digitising Northern Europe and selecting technology vendors with innovative advancements to help us meet the needs of our customers,” said Martin Højriis Kristensen, market director at GlobalConnect Carrier (pictured). “This achievement with Infinera marks a key milestone for us as we continue to upgrade our network. With technologies like ICE6, Infinera will continue to play a key role in our network evolution.”

“Delivering open optical solutions is a foundation of Infinera’s innovative technology, and we are pleased to demonstrate this on GlobalConnect’s live international and national backbone networks,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s industry-leading ICE6 technology is deployed worldwide over a variety of existing line systems to provide network operators like GlobalConnect open, scalable, and flexible services to meet growing bandwidth demands regardless of the installed optical line system.”

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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.