Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution picked by Globe for 5G

21 Sep 2021

US-based Infinera has announced that Globe Telecom of the Philippines has selected its Auto-Lambda solution, featuring ‘auto-tuneable optics, to upgrade its existing 4G access and aggregation networks and in anticipation of providing future 5G services’. The upgrade will allow the Filipino mobile operator to increase capacity on its network and to address bandwidth growth while ‘reducing both capital and ongoing operational expenses’.

Claiming a first for the industry, Infinera said the widescale deployment of auto-tuneable optics over sophisticated amplified ring architectures would enable Globe to advance ‘innovation in its access network to address growing capacity demands while evolving its previously deployed IP network to support the increasing demands in mobile backhaul capacity for 5G’. With Auto-Lambda, Globe can ‘plug auto-tuneable dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) optics directly into its existing aggregation and access nodes, allowing its network to automatically tune each of the optical signals to the appropriate wavelength, which significantly simplifies deployment while increasing capacity.’

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove), Infinera