Xtera Completes Interoperability Testing with Infinera

Xtera, subsea fibre optic solutions provider, has completed interoperability testing with Infinera, a provider of intelligent transport networks.

By connecting Infinera’s SLTE solution to an Xtera line system, the laboratory trial demonstrated the truly open nature of Xtera’s ‘Open System Gateway’ (OSG) product family.

Compatibility, spectrum sharing and the capability of Xtera’s supervisory system to operate with the Infinera terminal were all proven through a series of subsea simulations and laboratory tests, the company said.

“Today’s customers are looking for systems which combine the most advanced technology available; the move towards provision of disaggregated subsea solutions demonstrates this,” explains Keith Henderson, Xtera’s founder and chief executive officer. “The success of these interoperability tests will give customers comfort that selecting Xtera technology for their wet plant can provide them with a proven end-to-end solution using industry leading SLTE platforms.”

“Infinera is continually enhancing our solutions to deliver the best capacity-reach performance, and we lead the way in Open SLTE solutions,” adds Scott Jackson, vice president, Subsea Business Group, Infinera. “Adding compatibility with Xtera’s advanced line systems further illustrates our commitment to Open Systems and shows how Open SLTEs can eliminate risk while delivering the best system solutions for our customers.”

The tests included the transmission performance of Infinera’s XTS-3300 through Xtera’s wideband hybrid Raman-EDFA repeaters using 16-QAM modulation format. The trials demonstrated the ability of Xtera’s Virtual Fiber Gateway (VFG) to allow multiple vendors’ equipment to independently share spectrum and proved the resilience of XTS-3300 to strong Line Monitoring Equipment (LME) signals.

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