Imagine a World Where the Internet is Smaller and Where Submarine Network Cables Retire
June 19, 2019

NANOG 76 is a wrap, and there were some surprising discussions around submarine network cables and the current state of the internet Last week wrapped the 76th meeting of the North American Network Operators’ Group, or NANOG. This conference offers a great opportunity for the industry to network, freshen up… Read More

The Internet Is Changing the Way We Build Networks
June 12, 2019

Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report Details Important Changes to Consumer Behavior Great news – the use of the internet is growing. Duh! Venture capitalist Mary Meeker, a partner at Bond Capital, a spin-off of Silicon Valley’s venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, just released her annual Internet Trends Report at… Read More

NGON & DCI World: Reflections from a Former Analyst on 400G, Edge Computing, Africa, and 5G Transport
May 30, 2019

As many of you know, I spent the last 3.5 years as a Principal Analyst at ACG Research, where I loved the industry collaboration and the ability to dive into timely topics of personal and professional interest. However, I also found that I missed developing and marketing products and being… Read More

Can OTT and Streaming Media Providers Catch Broadcast and Cable TV Providers?
May 9, 2019

Trends from the Streaming Media East conference are pushing network operators to deploy more flexible and scalable network architectures More than 1,000 people just left the Streaming Media East conference in New York City. With over 100 speakers, six workshop tracks, and more than 40 solutions on display, the streaming… Read More

Software Licenses Don’t Get Stuck in Customs
May 7, 2019

The surge in demand for additional bandwidth and the need to respond to changing network demands more quickly and with less operational impact have always been important business imperatives for service providers. But the current process of adding capacity is slow, and has long presented a major challenge to overcome… Read More

Infinera and Mobile World Live Address Trends in 5G Network Architectures and Transformation
April 18, 2019

Recently Infinera partnered with Mobile World Live to sponsor two industry surveys around 5G adoption and publish corresponding reports detailing the findings of each survey. Mobile World Live is the communications arm of the GSMA, the largest wireless industry organization and the organizers of the Mobile World Congress series of… Read More

SubOptic 2019 Hot Topics: The Three Roads to Subsea Fiber Capacity
April 16, 2019

Do you remember that old cliché where you walk up to a local in a strange town and ask for directions to the station?  The classic reply is, “If I wanted to get to the station, I wouldn’t start from here.” While we may not always have a choice of… Read More

Infinera – The Ambien of Optical Networks?
April 9, 2019

There are lots of news stories these days about how we just don’t get enough sleep.  I have to say that I mostly don’t have that problem – unless I’m on a long-haul flight sitting in economy class.  So what’s keeping us awake? For optical network architects, more than anything… Read More

OFC 2019: Vertical Integration Is More Valuable Than Ever
March 20, 2019

OFC 2019 is now over.  With three incredible days of customer, journalist and analyst visits to the Infinera booth now behind me, I’ve had a chance to take stock of how Infinera is stacking up against the world in the optical technology evolution cycle. Infinera – The Only Live 800… Read More

Top Three Trends for 5G Transport Networks: Reflections from MWC19
March 18, 2019

MWC19 in Barcelona proved to be full of many interesting developments...over 109,000 attendees, multiple foldable mobile devices and a great deal of focus on the technology and solutions required to rapidly bring 5G to market. Infinera came in force with The Infinite Network, a framework of end-to-end solutions that includes… Read More