SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infinera (INFN) today announced that the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium, owner of one of the world’s largest cable systems of consortium in the world, chose Infinera’s 800G coherent ICE6 solution to increase the capacity of its submarine network and provide diversified and resilient connectivity in the European, Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets. AAE-1’s submarine upgrade will more than double the current capacity, delivering over 100 Tbps, resulting in the largest-scale submarine upgrade in history .
AAE-1’s cable system spans 25,000 kilometers of submarine and terrestrial networks, connecting 19 countries led by a consortium of 19 leading operators. Unlike any other cable system in the world, AAE-1 terminates at two points of presence in Singapore for enhanced route diversity and is the only next-generation cable that extends further into Asia via various overland routes at through Thailand to provide connectivity to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. This unique routing allows AAE-1 to provide one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
By upgrading with Infinera’s fifth-generation ICE6 technology on the GX-series compact modular platform, AAE-1 is able to take advantage of the industry-leading submarine optical network solution that offers the highest level of spectral efficiency, long codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS), Nyquist subcarriers, and the ability to seamlessly upgrade its line system to activate L-band transponders on some of its terrestrial network segments.
“AAE1 is an important cable system. As international connections become increasingly important and demand for capacity continues to increase, it is essential that we upgrade our system with the most innovative and advanced optical transmission technology in the industry,” said Giuseppe. Sini, chairman of the AAE-1 management committee. “The deployment of Infinera’s ICE6 solution will mark a historic milestone as the largest submarine upgrade in history.”
“AAE-1’s deployment of Infinera’s ICE6 solution across its 25,000 km network is an enormous undertaking and an accomplishment that few technology companies could achieve,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Global Sales. , Infinera. “Infinera is proud to provide innovative solutions that provide seamless integration, scalable capacity and added value to network operators like AAE-1, and to help our customers deliver vital services to their customers with scale and efficiency. »
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the technical, financial and operational benefits of Infinera’s ICE6 technology. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be taken as an indication of future business or future performance. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties affecting Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 26, 2022, as filed with the SEC. on May 3, 2022, and all subsequent reports filed with or provided to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements include statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies and can be identified by words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “may”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “should”, “will” and “would” or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.