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Infinera and DANTE Set Guinness World Record on GEANT Network

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) said they have achieved a Guinness world record for the fastest rate of multi-terabit optical capacity across the GÉANT network.

Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate eight terabits per second (Tb/s) of long haul super-channel optical capacity, enough capacity to simultaneously stream 1.6m high-definition movies in each direction. This capacity was activated across the GÉANT production network in 19 minutes and 1 second after plugging in the first line card.

The record was set using an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, deployed on the GÉANT backbone across a long distance link from Vancis Amsterdam, The Netherlands to GlobalConnect Hamburg, Germany.

Infinera is a leader in intelligent transport networks. Find more at

DANTE is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 that plans, builds and operates large scale, advanced networks for research and education. For more information, visit

GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe´s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). Together we connect over 50m users at 10,000 institutions across Europe, supporting research in areas such as energy, the environment, space and medicine. For more information, visit


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