Infinera and Interoute this morning announced the rollout of 100 Gigabit Ethernet services across Europe. The bigger pipes will be offered to carriers and enterprises now using multiple 10G services to both increase bandwidth and decrease operational complexity.
This one isn’t about 100G wavelengths and Infinera’s DTN-X, but rather the implementation of 100GbE over 10x10G wavelengths via their existing DTN platform. Interoute has been one of Infinera’s most steady customers, so we may hear about a move to the DTN-X at a later time.
As a fiber-rich operator, Interoute has the luxury to wait for true 100G to make sense economically. Currently it is still 10G that offers the best cost structure and thus makes their 10GbE offering more competitive. Infinera is happy either way of course, since they can now handle either way.
Interoute operates 60,000 route miles across the continent, and has been expanding aggressively both in terms of network services and ICT infrastructure services.
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