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Windstream tests 800G in its long-haul network

June 19, 2020

Windstream and optical networking company Infinera said that they successfully achieved 800 Gbps single-wavelength transmission over 730 kilometers on Windstream’s long-haul network between San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona.

The two companies also claimed another industry record by looping the signal back and achieving 700G transmission over 1,460 km, according to Infinera, whose Infinite Capacity Engine coherent optical tech was used in the testing.

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