Intelligent transport networks provider Infinera has partnered with pan-African provider Internet Solutions to deploy the former’s DTN-X platform across the company’s South African long distance network.
The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, enables Internet Solutions to differentiate its services, and manage costs as they scale their network.
Using the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution, Internet Solutions can now offer 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet services to its clients across the long distance fibres it manages across South Africa with short lead times, leading prices and excellent reliability.
Internet Solutions’ clients will benefit from its newly enhanced transport network through faster provisioning of bandwidth, as well as quicker fault resolution timeframes, as the company now has end to end control of the network. This solution delivers the industry’s only commercially available 500Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on Infinera's widely deployed photonic integrated circuits and is a first for South Africa and the African continent.
The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution provides Internet Solutions with a system integrating dense wavelength division multiplexing optical transmission and five terabit per second non-blocking OTN switching in a single platform. Infinera's intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery. The Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale to enable future upgrades to terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet.
"The Infinera solution allows us to offer the highest lit capacity in a South African backbone," said Prenesh Padayachee, CTO at Internet Solutions.
Chris Champion, senior vice president, EMEA sales at Infinera, said: "Deploying the first 500 Gb/s super-channels across South Africa with Internet Solutions significantly increases the capacity available to business and consumers in the region.”