Infinera Redefines Operational Speed and Simplicity for Cable Operatorswith New Fiber-deep Access Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks,announced today the availability of an innovative packet-optical aggregationand transport solution purpose-built to accelerate and simplify the delivery ofhigh-speed, low-latency services in access networks at the lowest total cost ofownership. The new 1.6 terabit High-Density Ethernet Aggregator (HDEA) enablesnetwork operators to cost-efficiently address key operational and servicedeployment challenges in fiber-deep access environments, including DistributedAccess Architectures (DAA) in cable networks and 5G radio access network (RAN)transport infrastructure.

“The rapid pace of migration from 1G to 10Gconnectivity in access networks will create economic and operational challengesfor operators, and nowhere is this more evident than in the move to DAA withincable access networks,” said Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, IP &Optical Networks, IHS-Markit. “Space constraints, power efficiency, and cablemanagement are all key concerns when introducing large-scale aggregation intohub-site locations. Infinera’s new HDEA platform tackles these challengeshead-on.”

The Infinera HDEA, part of the Infinera XTM Series,is an access-optimized packet-optical aggregator that seamlessly integratesoptical transport capabilities, Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet2.0-compliant Layer 2 Ethernet functionality and open, programmable softwarecontrol, including direct access via OpenFlow. Designed to support 1.6 terabitsof capacity in an ultra-compact 1 rack unit (1RU) chassis, the HDEA solution isoptimized for a range of access network applications, including ultra-highdensity 10G aggregation in DAA networks, 4G/5G mobile backhaul andhigh-capacity business Ethernet.

Key customer benefits include:

  • Lowest total cost of ownership: The HDEA increases 10G density twofold and lowers power consumption by approximately half over comparable solutions, dramatically reducing operational expenses and capital expenses as access networks scale.
  • Simplified mass subscriber connectivity: The HDEA accelerates and simplifies commissioning of high capacity such as 10G services with Infinera’s Auto-Lambda zero-touch provisioning capabilities, while mitigating deployment-impacting fiber management complexities by reducing fibers by a factor of 20 times with a unique sliding-mount design.
  • Assured investment for 4G/5G infrastructure: The HDEA provides the high capacity and superior timing essential for a high-quality 4G and 5G mobile experience as more small cells are deployed.

“When we demonstrate to our customers how the HDEAenables the installation and commissioning of up to 1.6 terabits ofpacket-optical aggregation in 1RU in less than 10 minutes, the lights go on ina big way,” said Glenn Laxdal, Infinera Senior Vice President and GeneralManager, Product Management. “This innovative new packet-optical accessoffering reinforces our commitment to extending the reach of our networkingsolutions and driving unprecedented value for our customers.”

Infinera product and technology experts will be atthe SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® this week in booth 2905. Visit us to learnmore about Infinera’s comprehensive solutions for cable operators. Customerscan contact Infinerato arrange for a demonstration of our industry-leading intelligent transportsolutions at the show, including our newly introduced HDEA solution and thelatest advances in Infinera Auto-Lambda technology.

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