Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has unveiled the XTM II, a next generation packet-optical platform delivering rich Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 services with high density, low latency and low power consumption. XTM II is optimized for bandwidth-intensive cloud scale applications at the metro edge, such as Remote PHY, 5G transport and data center interconnect (DCI), that are deployable in facilities with restricted space and power.
The new platform retains all the flexibility and service richness of the widely deployed XTM Series, but now adds 200 gigabits per second (200G) per wavelength capabilities, with an eightfold density increase and a reduction in power per gigabit of 3.5 times. The new portfolio delivers what the company believes is the lowest power consumption in the industry for 100/200G transport, while retaining excellent density and low latency for demanding high-performance applications. The new XTM II also features Infinera Instant Bandwidth, an open flexible grid line system and SDN control, to give network operators a highly flexible, open and software-programmable packet-optical solution for Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 services.
A key component of the XTM II platform is the new range of 200G per wavelength traffic units, featuring:
To enable network operators to fully capitalize on the capabilities of the new 200G per wavelength traffic units and future traffic units operating at 400G and above, Infinera has enhanced other aspects of the XTM Series with:
“Service providers are moving packet intelligence closer to the edge of the transport network to support high-capacity and low-latency applications like the Remote PHY requirements of Cable MSOs,” said Andrew Schmitt, Founder and Lead Analyst at Cignal AI. “The Infinera XTM II supports metro packet-optical applications with WDM uplink speeds up to 200G, while maintaining support for the installed base and the wider XTM Series.”
“While backward compatibility is key as it allows current customers to take advantage of over 30,000 existing XTM Series chassis, what is more significant are the capabilities XTM II brings to new networks deployed by both new and existing customers,” said Karl Thedéen, Infinera Senior Vice President, Head of Metro Business Group. “With XTM II, our customers can build groundbreaking networks with incredible capacity and high performance at Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 without limitations. Using features such as Instant Bandwidth, DNA management and Xceed SDN control, along with seamless DTN-X long-haul solutions compatibility, we are helping our customers build unified end-to-end networks.”
The XTM II chassis are already shipping to customers and the 400G Flexponder will be available in Q3, with additional components of XTM II available by the end of 2017.
The XTM II will be showcased at the Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON) event held in Nice, France from June 20 to 22, 2017. At the event, Infinera will demonstrate XTM II in the Infinera Express, Infinera’s mobile demonstration lab, and will showcase the solution in booth A15.
Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at www.infinera.com/blog.