Infinera, Sumitomo Electric, demo business services over 10G-EPON

Created September 26, 2023
Technologies and Products

Infinera and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. have announced the successful completion of the first demonstration delivering highspeed business services over Sumitomo Electric’s passive optical network (PON) infrastructure with Infinera’s ICE-X intelligent coherent pluggable optics. The demonstration validated how Sumitomo Electric can leverage next-generation coherent pluggables to provide improvements to network efficiencies and expand capacity, while also enabling new high-speed business services and supporting next-generation applications such as 5G and edge computing.

The demonstration leveraged Infinera’s suite of intelligent coherent pluggable optics compliant with specifications set forth by the Open XR Forum. Sumitomo Electric, a member of the Open XR Forum, conducted the test in its Osaka Works facility using its FSU 7100 10G-EPON OLT product with Infinera’s ICE-X 100G and 400G coherent pluggable transceivers hosted in Sumitomo Electric’s FTU 9100 metro/access aggregation switch.

“As a provider of access network solutions, Sumitomo Electric is committed to providing advanced communication products with the latest technologies. With this test, we have validated that our new aggregation switch FTU 9100 using ICE-X pluggables enables our 10G-EPON OLT customers to provide high-speed business services over their existing infrastructure. We look forward to applying these developments in our network using advanced optics technologies like Infinera’s ICE-X pluggables,” said Kazutaka Kawamoto, general manager, Information Network R&D Centre, Sumitomo Electric. “Infinera is delighted to collaborate with our partner Sumitomo Electric to demonstrate how the combination of our solutions can provide increased value to end customers. ICE-X’s unique capabilities coupled with its integrated system-level functionality facilitates seamless integration into a variety of hosts while expanding networking capacity and enabling new revenue generating services,” said Tom Burns, general manager of the Optical Modules & Coherent Solutions Group at Infinera. Infinera and Sumitomo Electric will showcase this demonstration live at ECOC 2023 and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘23 in Denver, Colorado October 16-19.

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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.