Xtera® Announces Successful Completion of Interoperability Testing With Infinera

HAROLD WOOD, London, Feb. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces the successful completion of interoperability testing with Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks.  

By connecting Infinera’s SLTE solution to an Xtera line system, the laboratory trial demonstrated the truly open nature of Xtera’s Open System Gateway (OSG) product family.  Compatibility, spectrum sharing and the capability of Xtera’s supervisory system to operate with the Infinera terminal were all proven through a series of subsea simulations and laboratory tests.

“Today’s customers are looking for systems which combine the most advanced technology available; the move towards provision of disaggregated subsea solutions demonstrates this," explains Keith Henderson, Xtera’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.  “The success of these interoperability tests will give customers comfort that selecting Xtera technology for their wet plant can provide them with a proven end-to-end solution using industry leading SLTE platforms.”

“Infinera is continually enhancing our solutions to deliver the best capacity-reach performance, and we lead the way in Open SLTE solutions,” adds Scott Jackson, Vice President, Subsea Business Group, Infinera.  “Adding compatibility with Xtera’s advanced line systems further illustrates our commitment to Open Systems and shows how Open SLTEs can eliminate risk while delivering the best system solutions for our customers.”

The tests included the transmission performance of Infinera’s XTS-3300 through Xtera’s wideband hybrid Raman-EDFA repeaters using 16-QAM modulation format. The trials demonstrated the ability of Xtera’s Virtual Fiber Gateway (VFG) to allow multiple vendors’ equipment to independently share spectrum and proved the resilience of XTS-3300 to strong Line Monitoring Equipment (LME) signals.

For more information please visit www.xtera.com or contact info@xtera.com.

To learn more about Infinera, visit www.infinera.com.

About Xtera

Xtera is an innovative provider of subsea telecoms solutions.  The company supplies both un-repeatered and repeatered systems, using its high performance optical amplifiers to deliver traffic directly inland to cities.  Xtera creates novel solutions that are suited for each individual customer whether that be provision of a system, an open architecture design or supply of a particular product or service.  We aim to challenge the norm and to provide more reliable and higher quality products over new and existing routes. Xtera is a flexible supplier who works with a variety of partners to create the best solution for each project and every customer.  For more information please visit www.xtera.com or contact info@xtera.com.

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