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  • Infinera Deploys Network Across MENA

Photonics.com
Aug 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 — Intelligent transport network provider Infinera has deployed its DTN-X XTC series across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System’s subsea network.

The series integrates the subsea network connecting the Mediterranean and Middle East with MENA’s existing Infinera terrestrial network. It features FlexCoherent technology and instant bandwidth, with MENA rapidly deploying increments of 100 Gbps of bandwidth, differentiating services and managing costs as it scales network capacity.

"This subsea network upgrade integrated with MENA's existing terrestrial network enables MENA to deliver bandwidth quickly and efficiently on a critical route between Europe, Middle East and Arabian Gulf countries," said Kamran Malik, CEO of MENA. "The Infinera DTN-X XTC Series provides robust reliability, flexibility and scalability, meeting the high standards that MENA seeks in a vendor. This helps MENA offer wholesale customers bandwidth as needed in 100-G increments."

MENA, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, owns and operates a submarine telecommunications system connecting Europe to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Spanning three continents, MENA's infrastructure provides wholesale capacity to global networks via Asia and the Middle East. With the upgrade of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network on its subsea route, MENA is equipped to provide wholesale carriers with a range of connectivity services from Synchronous Transport Module level-1 at 155 Mb/s to 100 Gbps over terabit capacity cables.

"We are pleased to collaborate with MENA on its subsea network upgrade, integrating with the existing terrestrial network," said Nick Walden, senior vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Infinera. "This network upgrade enables MENA to provide differentiated wholesale international capacity in its markets and supports the growth of the Mediterranean and Middle East economy with on-demand scale and efficiency."

Infinera is a manufacturer of high-capacity optical transmission equipment, using large-scale photonic integration to create digital optical networks.



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