Sunnyvale, California-based Infinera, has introduced the Intelligent Transport Network™, an architecture for carriers to provide reliable, differentiated services at a lower operating cost. Infinera says that the Intelligent Transport Network reduces operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence, and automation. The Intelligent Transport Network can now provide 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent™ super-channels, and the company claims it can scale without compromise to enable terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet in the future.Infinera’s new architecture enables multi-layer convergence of chassis, network layers and fiber interconnects that unlike other systems can decrease the complexity. Infinera says that this reduced complexity leads to decreases in the cost of maintenance, operations, power, space, and cooling.
Infinera contends that its new architecture also converges packet, OTN and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) switching functions to reduce complexity while lowering overall network spending without compromising performance. According to Infinera, the Intelligent Transport Network features software to help simplify multi-layer provisioning, and will eventually support Transport Software Defined Network (SDN). Infinera says that its Intelligent Transport Network features automation to allow end-users to control their own network services. Infinera also says its Instant Bandwidth™.aligns service revenue to transport network growth.
Dave Welch, Infinera EVP and chief strategy officer commented, “Unlike the competition, we are not retrofitting legacy 10G and 40G platforms. We have designed the Intelligent Transport Network from the ground up for the Terabit Era.