DANTE and Infinera Win Global Telecom Business Innovation Award
London, UK | 16 May 2014
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe), announced today they have won the Global Telecommunications Business Innovation Awards in the Wholesale Service Innovation category. The award recognizes the achievement of a Guinness World Record for the fastest provisioning of long haul multi-Terabit transmission capacity on a live network.
Chris Champion, Infinera senior vice president of EMEA Sales, accepted the award at the ceremony last week in London. The prominent event was attended by a number of key individuals representing the global telecommunications community, as they came together to celebrate innovation in the industry.
To achieve the Guinness World Record, Infinera and DANTE installed and activated eight Terabits per second of long haul super-channel optical capacity, enough capacity to simultaneously stream 1.6 million high-definition movies in each direction. This capacity was activated across the GÉANT production network in 19 minutes and 1 second after plugging in the first line card. The record was set using an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network featuring the Infinera DTN-X platform, the industry's only platform to deliver production ready long haul 500Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on 500Gb/s photonic integrated circuits.
“We are delighted to achieve this prestigious recognition following our Guinness World Record achievement with Infinera,” said Michael Enrico, CTO at DANTE. “By future-proofing our network with Infinera’s technology, we are ensuring that we can continue to stay ahead of the exponential growth in data, and that the users of the GÉANT network can continue to set new standards in the pace of scientific research.”
“We are very pleased to share this award with DANTE,” said Champion. “With the Infinera DTN-X platform, this allows GÉANT’s optical network to continue to transport massive amounts of data to support experiments and applications that are crucial to academic research, empowering scientific progress efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively.”
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Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Learn more at
DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 that plans, builds and operates large scale, advanced networks for research and education. On behalf of Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), DANTE has built and operates GÉANT, a flagship e-Infrastructure key to achieving the European Research Area.
Working in cooperation with the European Commission and in close partnership with Europe’s NRENs and international networking partners, DANTE remains fundamental to the success of global research collaboration.
DANTE manages research and education (R&E) networking projects serving Europe (GÉANT), the Mediterranean (EUMEDCONNECT), Sub-Saharan Africa (AfricaConnect), Central Asia (CAREN) regions and coordinates Europe-China collaboration (ORIENTplus). DANTE also supports R&E networking organisations in Latin America (RedCLARA), Caribbean (CKLN) and Asia-Pacific (TEIN*CC).