Oteglobe picks Infinera 800G platform for pan-European network

European wholesale carrier Oteglobe has chosen the ICE6 800G coherent technology from Infinera (San Jose, CA), carried aboard the GX G42 Compact Modular Platform, for its pan-European network. Oteglobe expects to double the capacity in selected parts of its terrestrial backbone network and offer new 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to its customers thanks to the upgrade.

With more than 21,000 km of fiber, Oteglobe’s pan-European network spans Greece, the Balkans, Italy, and Eastern and Western Europe. It connects to major European gateways over multiple diverse fiber routes.

This is not the first time that Infinera and Oteglobe have teamed up. Oteglobe previously deployed the ICE6 coherent technology on its submarine routes. The company maintains two unrepeatered submarine cables between Greece and Italy, each spanning approximately 350 km. The ICE6 equipped the links to deliver up to 16.4T of capacity, a 60% boost compared to previously.

“Infinera’s ICE6 solution on the G42 platform significantly expands the capacity of our backbone network routes and supports L-band operation,” said Panagiota Bosdogianni, Oteglobe CTO. “it also successfully addresses our requirements for lower operating costs and automation.”

“Deploying ICE6 on Oteglobe’s terrestrial backbone modernizes its network and offers its customers the latest services including 400GbE,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. The technology achievement successfully delivered on Oteglobe’s submarine route lays the foundation for upgrading and deploying ICE6 across Oteglobe’s entire network.”

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