Infinera and DANTE set Guinness World Record on Geant Network

The record underscores how an Intelligent Transport Network enables service providers to use the rapid provisioning time to increase revenues with reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation.

Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate eight Terabits per second (Tb/s) of long haul superchannel optical capacity, enough capacity to simultaneously stream 1.6 million high definition movies in each direction. This capacity was activated across the Geant production network in 19 minutes and one second after plugging in the first line card.

The record was set using an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, deployed on the Geant backbone across a long distance link from Vancis Amsterdam, the Netherlands to GlobalConnect Hamburg, Germany.

‘Working with Infinera to achieve the Guinness World Record for fastest provisioning of long haul transmission capacity on a live network is consistent with our day-to-day experience operating an Intelligent Transport Network,’ said Michael Enrico, CTO of DANTE. ‘Infinera provides the easy to deploy multi-Terabit capacity we need to rapidly scale Geant, Europe’s largest research and education network.’

Geoff Bennett, director of solutions and technology marketing at Infinera, said, ‘We know that service providers are facing increasing capacity demands at a multi-Terabit scale,’, and leader of the record breaking team.

‘Our ability to turn up a full eight Tb/s of capacity in less than 20 minutes clearly demonstrates the superiority of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in meeting those challenges, allowing service providers to use time as a weapon to increase revenue.’

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