Orange has deployed spectrum capacity with Infinera’s submarine solution on its MainOne submarine cable in West Africa. Built upon Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) on the XTS-3600 platform, Orange will be able to increase its regional capacity and improve the resilience of its submarine cables. Ths in turn will help to provide its customers with enhanced connectivity and access to affordable new services.
Deploying Infinera’s submarine solution has enabled Orange to add capacity, scale as required and deploy services cost-effectively.
“This deployment with Orange reinforces our ability to consistently deliver the highest performance in terms of submarine capacity and reach with our industry-leading Infinite Capacity Engine technology,” Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera, said in a statement. “We remain committed to helping our customers cost-effectively keep pace with demand while lowering total cost of ownership.”
Infinera’s ICE4 technology delivers the capacity and reach required for high-performance submarine cable spectrum and leverages the unique features of Infinera’s optical engine. This includes Nyquist subcarriers, forward error correction gain sharing and photonic integrated circuit-based technology. That said, its instant bandwidth enables ease of scalability and incremental capacity addition within minutes, without requiring additional work on submarine infrastructure. It provides a distinct advantage that operators can pass along to end-user customers.