CenturyLink and Infinera: On the Path Toward the Cognitive Network
December 11, 2018

By Sharfuddin Syed, Distinguished Engineer, Infinera and Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink A new generation of end-user applications portends to not only drive continued demand for increased capacity, but also to create formidable operational challenges resulting from rapid and unprecedented shifts in traffic patterns. Therefore, we hear so much in… Read More

Light Reading Webinar: Trans-Atlantic Transmission With 16QAM
November 28, 2018

In a keynote presentation at OFC 2014 in San Francisco, a challenge was laid down to the dense wavelength-division multiplexing industry: to close the Atlantic with 16 quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM). What that technobabble actually means is this: following the successful deployment of the first generation of coherent 100 gigabits… Read More

Market Perspective: Driving Connectivity in Germany
November 20, 2018

This blog post looks at how German utility company Stadtwerke Neumünster (SWN) is driving broadband expansion in the northernmost state in Germany. Germany is one of the world’s economic powers, yet surprisingly the nation has only 2.1 percent of Europe’s broadband fiber connections, among the lowest of any country, according… Read More

SCTE 2018 – Overcoming Key DAA Operational Challenges
November 13, 2018

A couple of weeks have passed since this year’s SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, so now is a good time to reflect on the show, the major themes in the conference tracks and the progress this industry has made over the last 12 months. The city of Atlanta… Read More

Accelerating Industry Transformation and Winning an Award at MEF18
November 9, 2018

MEF18, produced by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and held from October 29 to November 2, 2018, was a busy and exciting event, with more than 1,000 attendees from over 275 companies converging in Los Angeles to focus on enabling agile, assured and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy. The… Read More

Future-proofing Your Network with Infinera C+L
November 6, 2018

For almost two decades, the L-band has been a sleeping giant of optical fiber capacity in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology, offering the potential to double capacity in a single stroke. Most deployed WDM systems operate in the C-band, while the adjacent L-band (see Figure 1) has remained largely unused despite… Read More

Infinera Completes Acquisition of Coriant
October 1, 2018

I am excited to share the news that Infinera has completed the acquisition of Coriant, a global supplier of open network solutions for the largest global network operators. The combination delivers immediate value to our collective customers through a broader portfolio and a stronger service and support team, helping customers… Read More

Time Is Money: Changing the Service Operational Paradigm with Infinera Instant Bandwidth – Part III
September 18, 2018

In Part I and Part II of our blog series on Infinera Instant Bandwidth, we discussed the concept of software defined capacity as well as how Infinera solves communication service providers’ (CSP) challenges with Instant Bandwidth solutions. These solutions enable software activation of service-ready optical capacity in minutes, in addition to bringing… Read More

Time Is Money: Changing the Service Operational Paradigm with Infinera Instant Bandwidth – Part II
September 11, 2018

In Part I of this blog series, we discussed how Infinera solves communication service providers’ (CSPs) challenges with Instant Bandwidth, enabling software activation of service-ready optical capacity in minutes and taking service automation to a whole new level. We also touched on how Instant Bandwidth is a true game-changer from… Read More

Time Is Money: Changing the Service Operational Paradigm with Infinera Instant Bandwidth – Part I
September 5, 2018

Network operators like communication service providers (CSPs) have many challenges that span multiple business and operational aspects. These include the constant drive to increase revenue (top line), the need to reduce operational expenditure (OpEx) and increase profitability (bottom line) and the urgent desire to broaden their customer base and increase… Read More