Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, in partnership with leading digital communications company Telefónica UK, announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across Network Rail’s railway infrastructure in the UK, delivering an advanced communications network which underpins Network Rail’s operations transformation.
Network Rail Telecom (NRT) is Network Rail’s national telecommunications asset management and service provision function. NRT manages over 16,000 km of fiber optic cable which extends to the farthest reaches of the rail network in England, Wales and Scotland, delivering mission critical telecommunications systems, managed services, and solutions to Great Britain’s railway.
NRT’s deployment of the DTN-X platform, featuring the industry’s only commercially available 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channel solution, is designed to support future terabit super-channels without requiring new chassis. NRT’s deployment features Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth™ technology, which enables NRT to deploy capacity with the click of a mouse, to rapidly meet their customer service demands for high capacity, low latency services. The DTN-X is designed to scale in the future to support up to 12 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching as well as Fast Shared Mesh Protection to provide rapid service protection even in the face of multiple fiber cuts.