Telia Carrier Extends Optical Routes with Infinera

Telia Carrier has extended its North American optical network to bring 100 gigabit per second services into its Bay Area metro markets with the Infinera TM-Series.

In addition, Infinera and Telia Carrier announced a second Infinera DTN-X based low latency ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ route between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, to enhance connectivity between the two major West coast media, entertainment and Internet hubs. This clears an additional path for Asia-Pac traffic entering and leaving the U.S. via key submarine cable landing stations in Los Angeles.

Telia Carrier now utilizes an end-to-end Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, from long-haul to metro. It was the first network operator in North America to deploy the Infinera DTN-X Family with Instant Bandwidth and the first network operator to test a terabit super-channel on a live network.

The Infinera TM-Series will provide the Telia Carrier metro network with a 100G packet-optical platform featuring multi-service capabilities including the ability to support MEF 2.0 certified Ethernet services, mobile front-haul, wholesale bandwidth and metro aggregation. The solution offers a unified network management layer across DTN-X and TM-Series and programmable software defined networking (SDN) application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable rapid service.

“The West Coast is a critical network segment in the U.S., and we are adding an additional route to further enhance customer experience in the region,” said Mattias Fridström, CTO at Telia Carrier. “The Infinera TM-Series makes the economics of 100G work. This metro solution brings with it the benefits of an integrated, low-power and space-saving design. More and more of our customers are doing the math and working out that now is the time to invest in 100G. And thanks to Infinera, we are ready for them.”

“Telia Carrier now has an end-to-end unified Infinera Intelligent Transport Network that is optimized for scale, operational simplicity, and to accelerate network service delivery to Telia Carrier’s customers,” said Bob Jandro, SVP, worldwide sales at Infinera. “Telia Carrier’s expanding deployment of Infinera’s end-to-end solutions underscores the value we bring to our customers across the globe.”