Telia Carrier to Deploy Infinera’s ICE6 800G Coherent Technology

Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution has been selected by Telia Carrier for its worldwide network. The selection was made after a successful trial of the technology on Telia Carrier’s live global network, AS1299. The decision to install Infinera’s ICE6 comes after a field validation experiment on the 2,396-km connection in the U.S. between Denver and Chicago.

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The trial was performed using Infinera’s innovative ICE6 technology over an existing third-party line system which exhibited higher performance and increased network capacity.

Photo Andrew Haynes, COO at Telia Carrier
“Innovative solutions like Infinera’s ICE6 demonstrate the ability to achieve vast improvement across our optical network, from high-performance, high-speed transmission capacity to increased cost-efficiencies,” said Andrew Haynes, COO at Telia Carrier.

Telia Carrier was able to reach transmission rates of 600G and spectral efficiency of 5.33 bits/s/Hz using Infinera’s ICE6 fifth-generation coherent technology. According to Telia Carrier and Infinera, it resulted in a fiber capacity gain of at least 50% compared to the previous generation of transponders.

The ICE6 trial’s success would demonstrate the value of Infinera’s innovative 800G solution, which would effortlessly integrate and perform across third-party line systems in an ‘open’ environment.

“As a pioneer in deployment of open optical line technologies across the globe, deploying ICE6 on our network will be yet another example of how open and disaggregated networking works and allows for greater efficiency and agility,” said Andrew Haynes, COO at Telia Carrier. “Innovative solutions like Infinera’s ICE6 demonstrate the ability to achieve vast improvement across our optical network, from high-performance, high-speed transmission capacity to increased cost-efficiencies. Deploying ICE6 will enable us to introduce best-in-class technologies and infrastructure capabilities for our customers.”

ICE6 Technology

Infinera is a global provider of ‘open’ optical networking technologies that help carriers, cloud providers, governments, and businesses expand network capacity, expedite service innovation, and simplify network operations. Long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications would all benefit from Infinera’s technologies and services.

Telia Carrier’s embracing of open optical networking enables them to always be able to take advantage of the best technologies to create differentiated value for their customers,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “In this case, they were able to leverage the industry-leading performance of Infinera’s ICE6 technology over their existing third-party line system to quickly and cost-effectively increase capacity and deliver new services to meet the ever-increasing connectivity needs of their global customers.”