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September 06, 2012

PIPE Chooses Infinera DTN-X for 100G Submarine Network Between Guam and Sydney



By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor



Infinera (News - Alert) DTN-X platform will be deployed in PPC-1, a submarine cable system of PIPE Networks Pty Limited. The company has selected the Infinera DTN-X platform to make its network more scalable, efficient and easy-to-use.

TPG Telecom Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PIPE Networks Pty Limited (PIPE), one of Australia’s premier telecommunications carriers.

To address the increasing demand for submarine and terrestrial bandwidth, PIPE is installing FlexCoherent super-channels on PPC-1 with the Infinera DTN-X platform to help customers, suppliers and employees have access to business-critical applications.

It enables International and Australian network carriers to increase speed and highly resilient services.

“Infinera’s solution for the 100G market provides our network with unique benefits which led to our decision to select the DTN-X platform,” said Lee Harper, head of Network Engineering for PIPE Networks and the TPG Group. “The DTN-X platform’s interoperability between our existing terrestrial and submarine networks, its ease of use when provisioning services along with the elimination of transponders at cable landing stations all led to our decision. We move a significant amount of data around the country, and deploying the DTN-X allows us to distribute reliable, high-capacity services with great simplicity and with industry-leading provisioning lead times.”

Earlier, the Infinera DTN-X platform was also chosen for the company’s terrestrial network offering 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) FlexCoherent super-channels to multiple, strategic data centers located in Sydney.

The Infinera DTN-X platform includes 5 Tb/s of Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching and non-blocking OTN switching.

The platform offers 8 Terabits per second (T/bs) on a single fiber, which will remarkably increase the capacity, scalability and resiliency of PIPE’s extensive metro fiber network in Sydney.

PIPE also gets benefits from an industry-leading GMPLS control plane coupled with Bandwidth Virtualization that will allow its engineers to install its network in days and provision services across the submarine and terrestrial network within minutes to meet the growing demand of its customers.


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Edited by Braden Becker
 
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