Infinera's first Metro deployment, at scale

I think I found some bananas for Monkey. This PR came across this morning, and it bodes very well. It is the first end-to-end Metro deployment for Infinera, at scale, and for a top wholesale carrier.…

Telia Carrier Adds Second Low-Latency U.S. West Coast Network Route and Deploys Infinera for Bay Area Metro 100G Services

Partnering with Infinera, Telia Carrier takes network service delivery to the next level in the United States (U.S.) by adding a second low latency, high capacity route between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. As a complement, Telia Carrier has lit up a 100G-enabled metro ring linking strategically important connection points in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunnyvale, Calif. and Stockholm – April 27, 2016 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Telia Carrier, a leading global wholesale carrier, announced the extension of Telia Carrier’s North American optical network to bring 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) 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. This super highway connects the Internet Content superpowers of the Bay Area with the entertainment and media giants of Hollywood. By providing market leading latency and redundancy between Silicon Valley and the Pacific cable landing points in Los Angeles, Telia Carrier enhances connectivity between the two major West coast media, entertainment and Internet hubs and 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, as the foundation of its leading ‘built from the ground-up’ network infrastructure. With Infinera’s leading optical solutions, Telia Carrier has quickly expanded globally and was recently recognized as the number one Internet Protocol (IP) Transit Provider in the U.S. in Dyn’s 2015 ‘Baker’s Dozen’ report. (…) With its new Metro 100G capabilities and second ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ route enhancements, Telia Carrier is eliminating unpredictability of capacity availability for its partners and customers, and living up to its promise to its customers to become “The Backbone of Your Business.”

Infinera has a track record of supporting Telia Carrier with network ‘firsts.’ Telia Carrier 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. Now Telia Carrier is the first announced provider to extend a nationwide DTN-X network by deploying Infinera’s TM-Series for Metro 100G at scale. 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 fronthaul, 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. 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,” said Mattias Fridström, Chief Technology Officer at Telia Carrier.

“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, Senior Vice President, 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.”

Infinera has been powering Telia’s long haul network in the US since DTN-X. I mentioned before, I think they are quietly taking over the wholesale market. Their top wholesale customers that use their equipment have been steadily rising in the rankings.

If you follow the Dyn link in the article you’ll see another top wholesale/enterprise carrier in their report. That’s Infinera’s other large scale wholesale carrier.