Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Colt deploys Infinera to deliver low latency routes in Europe

SUNNYVALE, USA: Infinera announced that Colt has deployed Infinera low-latency optical networking systems to support low latency services on its next generation pan-European network.

With Infinera systems optimized to deliver substantial reductions in latency and the benefit of new direct fiber routes, Colt is now offering services with a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.

Infinera low-latency solutions are engineered to provide significantly lower latency than conventional DWDM solutions through the use of innovative optics and electronics that drive latency out of the optical network.

Infinera's low-latency solutions facilitate the delivery of native wavelengths across the optical network, as well as other important data and storage protocols for applications including business continuity and disaster recovery. Like all Infinera networks, Infinera low-latency networks provide industry-leading levels of reliability and 24x7 customer support.

Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture enables the rapid deployment, fast provisioning, and simple, quick and cost-effective operation of the optical network. Infinera's GMPLS-powered management software provides for end-to-end management of the optical network and the provisioning of services quickly and accurately with a minimum of human intervention.

"When it comes to succeeding in the financial markets, technology -- including the underpinning network -- is what drives competitive advantage. Colt addresses the need to be ahead of the game with its FastNet Ultra Portfolio. We've chosen Infinera for our next generation network, and our new low-latency networks between major financial centers, to give our customers the performance, quality and reliability they expect," said Terry Quigley, Head of Industry Practices at Colt.

"We've worked closely with Colt to customize a solution to deliver the lowest possible latency to the Colt network," said Infinera vice president for network strategy Chris Liou.

"As the leader in digital optical networking, our focus is on using innovative technologies to deliver new solutions and competitive advantages to our customers, and we are pleased Colt has deployed Infinera's unique Bandwidth Virtualization solution and low-latency technologies to enable highly differentiated low-latency services within Europe, including 1GbE and 10GbE and beyond."

Infinera ranked second worldwide in long-haul optical networking revenue in the first quarter of 2010 according to independent analyst reports. In the second quarter, Infinera posted revenue of $111 million, a 62 percent increase over the year-earlier figure.

Demand has grown for low-latency solutions with the worldwide growth of algorithm-based trading of financial products. Low-latency networks can provide a competitive advantage in today's financial markets where prices change constantly and related securities trade in many different financial centers.

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