BICS Selects Infinera DTN-X for 500G Pan-European Network
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 -- Infinera (NASDAQ:
INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and BICS, a
global provider of international wholesale carrier services,
announced today the selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform to
upgrade BICS' Pan-European network. The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500
Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to
deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
BICS offers international wholesale solutions to any communication
service provider through a network of 100 points of presence in 55
cities and 33 countries across the globe.
The Infinera DTN-X platform was selected to upgrade BICS'
Pan-European network, stretching across 9,000 kilometers of fiber in
Europe and linking through a cable landing station in Marseille into
the EIG & SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems. BICS selected the
Infinera DTN-X for the scalability, efficiency and simplicity the
"The Infinera DTN-X allows BICS to provide flexible solutions and
ensures a faster service implementation, translating into a shorter
time to market for our customers," said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity
Business Management at BICS. "This new platform will enable the
aggregation of multiple high speed services on a single OTN
interface. The advanced control plane offers the possibility of
self-provisioning for high capacity services making BICS the perfect
network outsourcing partner."
Infinera is the first to deliver 500Gb/s long-haul super-channels
based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent(TM)
Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational
complexity. The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with five
Terabits of non-blocking OTN switching per bay, scalable to 240 Tb/s
in a multi-bay configuration and resulting in much more efficient
utilization when compared to conventional WDM architectures. The
Infinera solution includes an intelligent control plane that
simplifies service deployment, enabling BICS to deploy networks in
days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs while
providing faster service delivery than the competition.
"We are delighted to be working with leading carriers like BICS to
upgrade their networks with the DTN-X for 500G up to multi-Terabit
capacities," said Chris Champion, Infinera VP, EMEA Sales. "We're
seeing increasing traction for the DTN-X, evidenced by the purchase
commitments we have received from 27 customers around the world for
this new platform, out of our 115 total customers."
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking
systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of
optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the
simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough
semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit
(PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide
customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster
time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency
and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without
reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information,
please visit http://www.infinera.com/.
BICS delivers best in class international wholesale
solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through
its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite
of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS
meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms
industry. Our passionate and creative teams located in Brussels,
Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York, continuously strive to provide
our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and
interoperability enabling them to maximise their end user value. With
our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on
technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world
leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.
For more information, please visit: www.bics.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including,
among other things, statements relating to Infinera product
capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future
functionality including: its scalability, efficiency and simplicity
and that it lowers operational costs while providing faster service
delivery. These forward-looking statements are based on our current
expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these
expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our
competitors, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights,
our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond
to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks
and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our
business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections
of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on March 5, 2013, as well subsequent reports
filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on
our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to,
update any such forward-looking statements.
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