XO Communications has made another step forward with its 100G initiative by deploying Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport network platform across its nationwide network.
By deploying the DTN-X, the service provider said it will be able to support its growing set of cloud, data and video applications on a national basis.
One of the unique features that XO will get by using the DTN-X is it can take advantage of the platform's single-card 500 Gbps FlexCoherent super-channel capabilities. These 500G superchannels will allow XO to more effectively use its existing facilities because they can deliver over 9 terabits per second of transmission on a single fiber.
Future capabilities include an SDN-ready application programming interface that enables the automation of network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times.
While not mentioning SDN specifically, the service provider has been implementing more software-based customer facing elements into its network, including its myXO online customer portal and a bandwidth-on-demand capability for its suite of WAN-based services.
Having been one of its key optical suppliers for a number of years, Infinera is hardly a newcomer in XO's optical network. In addition to Infinera, the service provider has implemented Coriant for its long-haul 100G routes and Ciena for its intercity and long haul networks.
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