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Network Lighting

EllaLink Completes Marine Installation and Turns to Infinera for
Network Lighting

by Anthony Weaver

Dublin, Ireland and San Jose, Calif. – March 11, 2021, 8 a.m. ET – EllaLink announced today
that it has successfully completed the marine installation of the industry’s lowest-latency transAtlantic cable system between Europe and Latin America. For the next stage of the project,
EllaLink has selected Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and its leading-edge ICE6 technology to light
the network, providing a direct single hop transmission path between data centers in each
Infinera’s state-of-the-art ICE6 800G coherent technology will enable EllaLink to offer advanced
customer products and services, supporting over 100 terabits between Portugal and Brazil.
Furthermore, the network will support a 30-Tbps link from Portugal to Madeira, with an
additional 40-Tbps path between Portugal and Morocco in the future.
Leveraging Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform, EllaLink will be able to provide its
customers with the critical bandwidth needed to meet their growing data demands with industryleading low-latency services in a single hop between endpoints. EllaLink also plans to use ICE6
to bolster the capacity on its long-haul terrestrial network between Sines, Lisbon, Madrid, and
Marseille. Future network expansions will enable EllaLink to extend its submarine network to
French Guiana, Mauritania, the Canary Islands, and Morocco, resulting in the most advanced
submarine system connecting Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
EllaLink will also benefit from the unique innovations in Infinera’s ICE6 technology, such as
long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS) and intelligent power management,
which provide industry-leading performance. Infinera’s solution enables EllaLink to create
products that benefit its customers by providing a wide range of accessible and flexible services,
accelerating adoption of the route between Europe and Latin America.
“I am proud to announce that we have successfully completed the 6,000 km submarine cable
installation, providing EllaLink with the robust system it needs to support the network through its
lifetime. Infinera’s ICE6 solution is an ideal fit for us, outperforming other available 800G
equipment. Coupled with our differentiated fiber routes, Infinera and ICE6 will provide us the
means to offer our customers advanced products and services from day one, in May 2021,” said
Diego Matas, Chief Operations Officer at EllaLink.
“Deploying Infinera’s 800G solution on EllaLink’s new network will provide a superior networking
experience to their customers when connecting between Europe and Latin America,” said Nick
Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “Infinera’s open optical solution will
enable EllaLink to offer new and differentiated services, helping to ensure their customers
receive the highest level of service.”

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