OTEGLOBE taps Infinera for network upgrades

Created June 14, 2022
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OTEGLOBE, a wholesale carrier in South Eastern Europe has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent solution for its pan-European network to double capacity in selected parts of its diverse terrestrial backbone network and offer new 400 GbE services to its customers.

OTEGLOBE’s network, with more than 21,000 km of fibre, spans Greece, the Balkans, Italy, and Eastern and Western Europe, and connects to major European gateways over multiple diverse fibre routes to offer connectivity throughout the region. With Infinera’s ICE6 solution on the GX G42 Compact Modular Platform deployed on this pan-European backbone, OTEGLOBE benefits from new high-performance, high-speed transmission capacity and increased cost efficiencies.

Infinera and OTEGLOBE has also raised its performance on its resilient submarine route using Infinera’s ICE6 solution on OTEGLOBE’s. Infinera’s ICE6 successfully delivered up to 16.4T of capacity over OTEGLOBE’s two unrepeatered submarine cables between Greece and Italy, each spanning approximately 350 km, increasing capacity by 60%. OTEGLOBE says the submarine route is a key part its network, and increasing capacity on this segment is vital.

“OTEGLOBE boasts the most reliable backbone infrastructure in the region and has a proven record of seamlessly incorporating industry-leading technologies to meet network design best practices and continue to deliver innovative and reliable services to its customers,” said Panagiota Bosdogianni, OTEGLOBE CTO. “Infinera is a world leader in optical technology, and with its ICE6 solution on the G42 platform, significantly expands the capacity of our unique resilient backbone network routes and supports L-band operation while it also successfully addresses our requirements for lower operating costs and automation.”

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.