Fastweb, Infinera Achieve 600 Gb/s Transmission Speed

Infinera and Fastweb, one of the main telecom providers in Italy, announced the record-breaking single-wavelength service connectivity speed trial of 600 Gb/s across Fastweb’s network, including the Milan-Bari optical route spanning 1,372 kilometers, using Infinera’s fifth-generation ICE6 800G technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform.

The programmable flexibility of Infinera’s ICE6 solution enabled Fastweb to increase network capacity by up to two times. This seamless network upgrade ensures Fastweb’s enterprise and service provider customers are equipped with reliable, ultra-high-speed capacity to meet increased growth in data traffic and bandwidth demands.

The demonstrated performance, which will provide substantial network value, played a role in Fastweb’s selection of Infinera’s ICE6 solution to enhance its backbone network. With Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution, Fastweb is poised to increase its network capacity and launch new 400 Gigabit Ethernet services across its existing infrastructure.

Infinera’s ICE6 solution features probabilistic constellation shaping and digital Nyquist subcarrier technology with dual-carrier super-channels, enabling successful transmission of 1.2 Tb/s signals on the Milan-Bari route. The combination of these technologies improves Fastweb’s spectral efficiency and boosts existing capacity on its current Infinera flexible-grid backbone network.

Infinera’s ICE6 technology allows Fastweb to find the right balance between maximum transmission speeds and the greatest capacity per fiber, with the same end-of-life performance, protecting Fastweb’s infrastructure investments for years to come.

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