SOLUTION BRIEF HIGH DENSITY DESIGN THEIMPORTANCEOFSPACEANDPOWERREQUIREMENTSINNETWORKDEPLOYMENTS Taming Network Expansion Economics with High Density and Low Power Design. No matter how sophisticated networks become, deployment in real network scenarios is often ultimately limited by the availability of space and power. Today’s packet-optical systems provide a broad range of Layer 1 and Layer 2 service capabilities, which can consolidate optical transport and Ethernet switching into a single platform. But space and power requirements in these packet-optical systems are becoming increasingly challenging as more advanced functionality is needed while costs are squeezed harder in operators’ networks. Infinera has introduced industry-leading high-density capabilities with a new Hex family of plug-in units to the TM-Series that provide 50 percent higher density than the previous Quad versions. This family of cards supports up to 96 transponders in a single chassis and power consumption as low as 5 watts (W) per transponder. The Infinera TM-Series has always been at the forefront of metro networking, with a particular focus on economics in all network locations from compact access nodes to large metro-core nodes. Our heritage includes some of the most compact and lowest-power solutions in the industry. This legacy is important to Infinera, and the company has maintained this edge with some of the densest solutions in the industry today, offering power savings of up to 75 percent compared to some competitors’ solutions.