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German Telefónica chooses Infinera for backhaul network

04 Oct 2019

Tier 1 operator in Germany, Telefónica Deutschland has selected Infinera DRX Series to modernize its nationwide mobile transport network.

Infinera is a Silicon Valley-based optical network equipment vendor. The company recently announced a paradigm-shifting new technology.

The Infinera DRX is a disaggregated router family that combines a carrier-class white box portfolio with the mature Infinera CNOS platform. Telefónica Deutschland believes that its nationwide mobile transport network for 5G will be highly scalable, efficient, and automated with Infinera’s help.
 
Telefónica Deutschland offers mobile and fixed services for private and business customers, as well as innovative digital products and services, including the Internet of Things and data analytics. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for more than 45 million connections – no other network operator connects more people in Germany. With Infinera’s solution, Telefónica Deutschland continues to scale and improve its transport network to provide its customers with an enhanced experience and lay the foundation for emerging 5G services.
 
The Infinera DRX Series is designed to enable mobile operators to seamlessly evolve their networks to support 4G and 5G services. Telefónica Deutschland plans to deploy multiple DRX Series platforms, including configurations that support 300 gigabits per second (300G) and 900G. The DRX Series, in combination with the CNOS operating system, enables a unique stacking capability that provides simple node expansion and increased resiliency. Multiple DRX Series elements can be connected to double or even triple node capacity while operating as a single routing entity.
 
“Telefónica Deutschland is on the forefront of innovation and expansion to ensure we provide our customers with the best experience and meet them where they live, work, and move,” said Cayetano Carbajo Martín, Chief Technology Officer at Telefónica Deutschland. “As we continue to improve network experiences for our customers now and into the future, we rely on solutions that are scalable and automated, and the Infinera DRX Series will be a great addition to our future 5G network environment.”
 
“We are pleased to be Telefónica Deutschland’s innovative and strategic supplier for a network modernization of this magnitude,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s DRX Series enables customers like Telefónica Deutschland to benefit from a smooth transition to open networking while providing the scalability, flexibility and reliability required to meet the growing demand for 5G mobile bandwidth. As global mobile operators are transitioning from traditional routing and switching to a more open architecture, the DRX innovation is a natural transition.”