Infinera announced today that Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad (GTAC), a provider of high-capacity telecommunications services in Mexico, has deployed the Infinera mTera universal switching and transport solution to scale long-haul service capacity and increase efficiency in its high-speed fiber optic backbone network throughout Mexico.
The mTera deployment interconnects major cities across Mexico, including Mexico City, Estado de México, Guadalajara, Puebla, Hermosillo, Queretaro and Ciudad Juarez, among others. As part of this deployment, GTAC partnered with the Infinera global services organization to deploy and turn up end-user customer services over 51 sites in 10 weeks.
GTAC (gtac.mx) selected the Infinera mTera for its ability to cost-effectively aggregate and groom diverse traffic types on a compact, scalable and converged platform. Deployed in major metropolitan markets and long-haul gateway sites, the mTera enables GTAC to efficiently manage and scale long-haul traffic growth while reducing network complexity with its universal switching fabric and integrated wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) capabilities. The mTera network architecture supports service connectivity at speeds up to 200 gigabits per second (Gb/s) and delivers secure transport over GTAC’s existing third-party WDM transmission infrastructure.
“We chose Infinera as our technology partner following rigorous evaluation of competing solutions and the superior performance experienced during trials, including the impressive transmission of 80 channels of 100 Gb/s per channel over a span of 400 kilometers on our live network error free and without regeneration,” said Miguel Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, GTAC. “With best-in-class technology and an exceptional level of customer service, including outstanding local support, Infinera has helped us enhance the performance of our network and increase operational efficiencies.”
To simplify end-to-end service provisioning and management across the nationwide mTera network, GTAC is using the Infinera Transcend Software Suite.
“We are excited to be a solutions partner to GTAC and help them transform their fiber optic infrastructure to deliver enhanced value to their customers,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “In addition to providing a scalable foundation for growth, the innovative universal switching capabilities of our mTera platform make it an ideal solution for metro and long-haul core networks experiencing traffic growth driven by mobile, cloud and video services and applications.”
GTAC® is a brand registered by Grupo de Telecomunicaciones de Alta Capacidad, S.A.P.I. de C.V. and it is constituted under Mexican laws as a legal entity of a group of investors conformed by Corporativo Vasco de Quiroga, S.A. de C.V. (formerly Editora Factum, S.A. de C.V.), Pegaso PCS, S.A. de C.V. (formerly Grupo de Telecomunicaciones Mexicanas, S.A. de C.V.), and Mega Cable S.A. de C.V. which was the winner in the public tender with whom the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) concluded a contract for the use of an optical fiber pair on its network.
Infinera (infinera.com) is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet-optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro transport applications.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the potential technical, financial and operational benefits that mTera may provide to a network operator.These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 29, 2018 as filed with the SEC on November 8, 2018, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website and the SEC’s website at sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.
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