With the world’s biggest football competition only days away, Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has announced that it has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G optical engine to boost capacity ahead of the World Cup.
Cloud, connectivity and content enabler GBI has deployed the ICE6 800G optical engine from open optical networking solutions supplier Infinera across its submarine and terrestrial networks between the Middle East and Europe to increase capacity in preparation for the World Cup, which starts on Sunday in Qatar.
Infinera says that the upgrade to ICE6 doubles GBI’s network capacity and provides connections of up to 800G per wavelength. It adds that GBI was able to rapidly and seamlessly integrate this new technology over its existing third-party optical line system by leveraging open optical networking principles.
The integration of this technology enables GBI to provide high-speed streaming of the World Cup and offer 400 GbE services to its customers.
Increased bandwidth demand is almost inevitable in the coming days and weeks and Infinera says its ICE6-powered GX Series solution delivers the ultra-high capacity needed to ensure that GBI’s customers enjoy a high-quality, uninterrupted game-day experience.
With Infinera’s optical engine, the company says GBI can minimize the cost per bit of its submarine and terrestrial networks while also maximizing spectral efficiency and fibre capacity. This, Infinera explains, is achieved through unique features that include Nyquist subcarriers, forward error correction gain sharing, and photonic integrated circuit-based technology.