Infinera, NEC Modernize Neutral’s Mexico to US Network

Infinera and NEC Corp. announced that Neutral Networks deployed Infinera’s ICE6 technology for its transnational neutral fiber optic network NEXT. The companies worked together to design the optical network modernization between Mexico and the United States, making it the largest project of its kind in the region within the last 20 years.

With Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology, Neutral Networks’ NEXT network will provide high-capacity services and paves the way for future growth in the region.

Neutral Networks provides connectivity to carriers, data centers and enterprise customers on its 175-mile network. With NEXT, Neutral Networks will establish a neutral, diverse, 100 percent underground and ultra-low latency fiber network to connect Laredo, Texas, Monterrey in Mexico.

Leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, NEXT increases the capacity of the international network to meet the growing bandwidth demands in the region. The network will aggregate and transport 10G and 100G Ethernet services onto high-speed wavelengths across more than 175 miles from Mexico to the United States without regeneration.

NEC provided end-to-end integration services, underpinned by more than 20 years of experience in the optical domain and comprehensive knowledge of the solutions being offered. This is in addition to being recognized by Infinera as “Global Partner of the Year” for three consecutive years.

“Our goal is for Mexico to have a modern, world-class network infrastructure, which is why we found Infinera’s innovative ICE6 solution and NEC’s local engineering capabilities a reliable and ideal fit to ensure a seamless implementation at a scale of this kind,” said Noé Garza, CTO at Neutral Networks. “Our NEXT network is revolutionizing the telecoms industry in Mexico, contributing to its growth and providing the most advanced border-crossing network available with Laredo, Texas serving as a key access point to Mexico’s international clients.”

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