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MENA Submarine Cable System Upgrades System With Infinera DTN-X XTC Series


MENA Submarine Cable System Upgrades System With Infinera DTN-X XTC Series

Infinera has successfully deployed Infinera DTN-X XTC Series across the subsea network of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System. Using the FlexCoherent technology and Instant Bandwidth of Infinera DTN-X XTC Series, now the MENA submarine cable system can deliver 100Gb/s of coherent transmission capacity via 500 Gb/s super-channels.

MENA submarine cable system is a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology. It connects Europe to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. With the upgrade using Infinera DTN-X XTC Series, it’s equipped to provide wholesale carriers with a range of connectivity services from Synchronous Transport Module level-1 (STM-1) at 155 megabits per second to 100 Gb/s over terabit capacity cables.

“This subsea network upgrade integrated with MENA’s existing terrestrial network enables MENA to deliver bandwidth quickly and efficiently on a critical route between Europe, Middle East, and Arabian Gulf countries,” said Kamran Malik, CEO at MENA.

“The Infinera DTN-X XTC Series provides robust reliability, flexibility, and scalability, meeting the high standards that MENA seeks in a vendor. This helps MENA offer wholesale customers bandwidth as needed in 100G increments,” he added.

MENA submarine cable system provides customers bandwidth services between the Sultanate of Oman to Italy. To attain the super-channels, the system uses photonic integrated circuits (PICs) developed by Infinera. The DTN-X XTC-10 integrates dense wavelength division multiplexing super-channel transmission with optical transport network (OTN) and packet switching for sub-wavelength service management. With up to 12 Tb/s of non-blocking OTN switching in a single bay, the DTN-X XTC-10 provides seamless expansion as traffic requirements grow in the future.

“We are pleased to collaborate with MENA on its subsea network upgrade, integrating with the existing terrestrial network,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Infinera. “This network upgrade enables MENA to provide differentiated wholesale international capacity in its markets and supports the growth of the Mediterranean and Middle East economy with on-demand scale and efficiency.”

Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.



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