Canalink Field Test: Scaling Capacity While Protecting the Investments of Subsea Operators
May 16, 2017

Infinera recently concluded a successful field test with Canalink across the subsea network operator’s 1,393 kilometer (km) subsea cable between the Conil landing point on the Spanish mainland and Tenerife in the Canary Islands. This test was conducted across three fully loaded channel plans at 25 gigahertz (GHz), 37.5 GHz… Read More

Top Five Lessons Learned from DCI Deployments – Part Two
May 8, 2017

With the Cloud Xpress 2 heading toward deployment in multiple customer networks, we’re looking back at a few lessons learned from Cloud Xpress deployments over the past two years. Last week in Part One, I covered the first two lessons, learned from enterprise datacenter interconnect (DCI) deployments. Today, let’s look… Read More

Top Five Lessons Learned from DCI Deployments – Part One
May 1, 2017

Since the first Cloud Xpress deployments for data center interconnect (DCI) over two years ago, Infinera has seen a lot of DCI applications and worked with a variety of customers, from hyperscale internet content providers (ICPs) to communication service providers (CSPs) to enterprises. We’ve learned a lot along the way,… Read More

Focused on Building Environmentally Sustainable Networks
April 11, 2017

Sustainable business practices are key to Infinera. In March, Infinera’s Green Team hosted Acterra’s Green Team Spring Forum, where Silicon Valley-based leaders met to focus on sustainability and environmental protection efforts, share successes and challenges, and support each other. Acterra’s Silicon Valley Green Team Network brings together volunteer representatives from… Read More

Top Five Facts You May Not Know about Enterprise Networking
March 27, 2017

Fact #1: Connected Devices are on the Rise: Cloud-based applications are changing the way enterprises work, from the products they manufacture and the services they offer to the way their employees interact with each other, or with customers and partners. More “things” than ever are designed to be connected. Fifty… Read More

Warming Our Hearts by Helping Others
March 24, 2017

During January, Infinera held a One Warm Coat and clothing drive to benefit the Sacred Heart Community Service (Sacred Heart), one of the many community service projects organized by the Infinera Community Fund (ICF). For the past few years, ICF has held a coat and clothing drive during the month… Read More

The Five Steps to Cognitive Networking (Part 2 of 2)
March 20, 2017

In part one of this two-part blog series, I talked about the first two steps on the journey to cognitive networking. I noted that the industry has widely deployed dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) – Step 1 – but in a way that is highly manual when adding new optical capacity.… Read More

The Five Steps to Cognitive Networking (Part 1 of 2)
March 15, 2017

Since the founding of Infinera in 2001, our vision has been to deliver an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. To that end, we build Intelligent Transport Networks that leverage the massive capacity available via photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and coherent optical engines,… Read More

Leading the Way to Open Optical Networking
March 13, 2017

The momentum toward open optical networking continues to build. Network operators, led by hyperscale internet cloud/content providers (ICPs), are asking for open optical line systems, open transponders and even fully disaggregated optical systems.  Suppliers are responding with a range of “open” claims and new strategies for succeeding in an open… Read More

Three Attributes of a World-class 4G-5G Network Migration Capability
March 1, 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 covers many aspects of the telecom industry. Among the hot topics being discussed this year is the continued ramp in excitement around 5G and the impact this will have on all aspects of telecoms networks. 5G promises huge advances in wireless technology, with its greater bandwidth… Read More