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Aire Networks boosts single fibre network capacity with coherent pluggables

Infinera’s software-programmable ICE-X

Infinera’s software-programmable ICE-X coherent pluggable solution was leveraged by Aire Networks to increase capacity across its infrastructure in Spain and Portugal (Credit: Infinera)

Wholesale network operator, Aire Networks, a subsidiary of Grupo Aire has deployed Infinera’s software-programmable ICE-X coherent pluggable solution to expand the capacity of its single-fibre network infrastructure across Spain and Portugal.

Aire’s wholesale network across Spain and Portugal

Aire’s network spans more than 33,000km, operating in Spain and Portugal, covering 90% of the territory and providing connectivity, voice, mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), media, cloud, and data centre solutions to local and regional operators as well as enterprise customers throughout the country.

Leveraging digital subcarrier technology, Infinera’s ICE-X solution is able to transmit up to 200Gb/s bidirectionally per-wavelength on a single fibre in a compact pluggable form factor. With 64 wavelengths supported per-fibre, this translates to 12.8Tb/s of capacity on a single fibre – which can substantially increase the number of services that can be delivered by Aire Networks. Infinera partnered with APFutura to design and deploy the solution.

High-speed transmissions over a single fibre

The ability of Infinera’s solution to provide high-speed transmissions over a single fibre in a pluggable form factor should allow Aire Networks to continue to meet the bandwidth demands of its customers while maintaining its cost-effective single-fibre infrastructure.

Zigor Gaubeca, CTO at Aire Networks says: “Aire Networks is committed to providing our customers with the best connectivity available by utilising cutting-edge industry solutions and innovations. Leveraging innovative technology like Infinera’s ICE-X enables us to meet the needs of our customers, providing efficient, high-quality services that can scale to meet our customers’ demand.”

Jordi Ros, CTO at APFutura says: “Partnering with Infinera to design and deploy these types of innovative solutions brings significant value to network operators like Aire Networks,” said. “Infinera’s next-generation ICE-X coherent pluggables offer an industry-leading solution that sets Infinera apart from competitors, enabling our end-user customers to benefit from more efficient networks and deliver new high-speed services.”

Lorraine Twigg, Global VP of Channel Partners at Infinera says: “Infinera is pleased to collaborate with APFutura in providing an innovative solution to Aire Networks that enabled them to meet their network objectives. This achievement underscores how network operators can leverage Infinera’s unique solutions to improve connectivity and infrastructure across the globe and the critical role our partners play in delivering open optical networking.”

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