Infinera and BICS Complete Trial of Next Generation Optical Fiber: 7,400km “Trans-Atlantic Performance” With PM-8QAM Modulation
Sunnyvale, Calif. – March 17, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and BICS, a global provider of international wholesale carrier services, announced the successful completion of an extended laboratory trial of Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), 8 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) and 16QAM transmission over OFS Terawave™ large area/low loss (LA/LL) fiber, which is optimized for terrestrial cables. The trial included a range of advanced FlexCoherent modulation features that will continue to drive capacity and reach for the Intelligent Transport Network using the FlexCoherent Processor combined with photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology.
BICS delivers best in class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry. BICS owns a 100 Gbps capable Optical network covering all major data centres & IP exchanges in Europe. Our international network includes direct connections to 100+ countries, 70 submarine cables. BICS’ headquarter is located in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Madrid, Dubai, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximize their end user value. With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets. For more information, please visit: www.bics.com.
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks help enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com/