Polish operator achieves 1.6 Tbps with Infinera’s ICE6

Created May 30, 2023
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Infinera says it has successfully completed a live network trial with Poland’s Hawe Telekom using Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent solution. In the trial, Infinera delivered 600G, 700G, and 800G transmissions on Hawe Telekom’s national and international routes over the existing optical line system. The trial, conducted on Hawe Telekom’s Warsaw-Poznan-Frankfurt route, means Hawe Telekom will be able to provide high-bandwidth wholesale services to operators in Poland and interconnections to neighbouring countries.

Hawe Telekom is one of the leading operators in Poland to provide telecommunications services to other operators. As a carrier’s carrier, Hawe Telekom provides comprehensive and critical telecommunications services to fixed and mobile telephone network operators, cable television providers, internet providers, and all fibre optic network operators on the Hawe Telekom National Fibre-Optic Network spanning approximately 4,000 km throughout Poland.

“ICE6 operating in our international system has achieved full 800G single-wavelength throughput. Each ICE6 module has two-line interfaces, which enabled us to achieve a total transmission of 1.6T on a single interface module. This validates Hawe Telekom’s ability to meet the highest operator standards, and we are prepared to offer the highest-speed services to our customers,” said Dominik Drozdowski, vice president of the Management Board, Hawe Telekom S.A.

“Deploying Infinera’s innovative and industry-leading ICE6 solution will enable Hawe Telekom to keep pace with bandwidth demands and scale as needed, delivering secure, high-capacity services at the lowest cost possible,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “We look forward to working with Hawe Telekom to deploy ICE6 across their network.”

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.