Infinera announced today that Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) deployed Infinera’s XTM Series to modernize and significantly increase capacity on its existing rural broadband network to deliver reliable, high-capacity connectivity services across the state of Missouri. Delivered in collaboration with Infinera partner BlueAlly, the Infinera solution enables CEPC to enhance its broadband service offerings while creating a more flexible, scalable, and high-performance network infrastructure optimized for current and future needs.
CEPC (cepc.net) is an electric generation and transmission cooperative in Missouri that spans 22,000 square miles, providing power for eight distribution cooperatives, and operates an extensive rural optical network that supports critical infrastructure telecommunications as well as middle-mile connectivity for rural broadband efforts. CEPC selected Infinera’s XTM Series due to its compact, efficient, and flexible design enabling cost-effective scalability in a wide variety of network scenarios. Deployments leveraged a fully ROADM-powered DWDM optical layer and a combination of Layer 1 and 2 200 Gb/s traffic management solutions.
“To meet our communities’ growing demand for cost-effective broadband connectively, we knew we needed to upgrade and modernize our network infrastructure,” said Scott Duncan, Vice President of Telecommunications Services at CEPC. “With industry-leading capabilities in areas such as density, low power consumption, and configuration flexibility, the Infinera XTM solution proved to be a perfect fit for our needs.”
“Keeping pace with bandwidth demands and delivering reliable broadband connectivity represent key challenges as local operators strive to bridge the digital divide in rural communities,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “Infinera’s XTM platform is purpose-built for these types of network challenges, providing an efficient and flexible solution that helps network operators like CEPC quickly and cost-effectively scale to meet end-user demand.”
“BlueAlly is delighted to partner with Infinera to deliver industry-leading connectivity solutions to rural network operators,” said Maria Will, SVP, Telecom & Broadband at BlueAlly. “State-of-the-art solutions such as Infinera’s XTM Series, coupled with expert deployment and support services provided by BlueAlly, are a critical part of enabling rural network operators to cost-effectively scale their network and enable new network capabilities.”
BlueAlly (blueally.com) is a national Optical and IP Network solutions provider and a source of leading-edge technology products and services. BlueAlly is committed to building long term trust relationships by delivering outstanding network solutions, world class products and services, and round-the-clock support to their clients.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the ability of Infinera’s XTM platform to provide an efficient and flexible solution that helps network operators like CEPC quickly and cost-effectively scale to meet end-user demand. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the SEC on February 27, 2023, as well as any subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at infinera.com and the SEC’s website at sec.gov. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies and can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.