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Vietnamese mobile network operator Hanoi Telecom Corporation (HTC) has selected Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to upgrade its optical network. It has extended its existing Infinera TM-Series metro network with the DTN-X family for its backbone connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. According to Infinera, the upgrade will enable HTC to differentiate its services and manage costs as it increases network capacity.

'The selection via Infinera's established local partner, Nissho Electronics Vietnam positions HTC with a unified metro and backbone network that includes a common network management system for rapid service delivery in the region,' Infinera said.

HTC is the first operator in Vietnam to use the Infinera DTN-X XTC Series and this is the first time any network in Vietnam has deployed equipment supporting 500Gbps super-channels, according to Infinera.

'With this deployment, HTC leverages Infinera's unique Instant Bandwidth which enables optical capacity to be software-activated in 100Gbps increments with the click of a mouse,' it said.

'The integrated metro and core backbone platforms from Infinera allow HTC to have a unified network with the common DNA management system simplifying operations and accelerating service innovation. The Infinera DTN-X XTC series enables HTC to deliver 500Gbps super-channels today and supports a forward-scale design to provide multi-terabit super-channels in the future.'

Infinera added: 'The high capacity super channels are made possible through the use of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) developed and fabricated by Infinera '” the only supplier delivering 500Gbps of transmission capacity from a single line card today. The DTN-X XTC series integrates wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) super channel transmission with up to 12Tbps of optical transport network (OTN). In addition, the DTN-X XTC Series integrates packet switching for sub-wavelength service management and provides seamless expansion as traffic requirements grow in the future.'