CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will deliver 1.5 Tbps of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15) this week.
Leveraging Infinera's DTN-X platform, the 1.5 Tbps of line-side capacity will connect the Austin Convention Center to CenturyLink's global fiber optic network.
During the event, CenturyLink said the terabit deployment will demonstrate the telco's rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the conference to CenturyLink's point of presence in Austin and to six major U.S. cities across the country.
Being able to show off its 100 GbE capabilities during the SCinet event is a way to potentially attract new and existing customers to adopt its 100 GbE Optical Wavelength Service. It currently offers the 100 GbE service to enterprise customers; research, financial and educational institutions; and Internet content providers across the U.S. and in select international cities.
It is also a way for Infinera, a long-standing equipment partner of CenturyLink, to show that its equipment can be used for Tbps-level applications like SCinet. In 2012, CenturyLink chose Infinera's DTN-X as one of its 100G platforms.
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