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

Content Is King in the World of Optical Transport Evolution: Highlights of Infinera’s Participation in Content- and Cloud-related Sessions at OFC 2019
February 28, 2019

From open network architectures to transport layer analytics, innovations in optical communications continue to be driven by the industry’s leading content and cloud providers. This has been increasingly evident in recent years at the annual OFC technical conference, which provides an in-depth look at the technology advances that will redefine… Read More

Moving at the Speed of Light? Three Key Things to Know About ICE6 for Those in a Hurry
February 19, 2019

ICE6 Helps Extract Every Bit of Bandwidth from Optical Networks Optical technology is pushing the limits of capacity and reach, meaning every new generation of optical coherent transmitters and receivers delivers marginally better capacity and reach performance compared to the last. The reason for this is purely a matter of… Read More

An Infinite Network? Count On It
February 19, 2019

Today’s launch of The Infinite Network paints a bold vision: Instantly scalable, self-optimizing networks that dynamically adapt to the demands of users and applications. Let’s be honest: you may not believe that vision is achievable, and you are quite certain that no network can actually be infinite. That’s fair. Real networks… Read More

In Open ICE We Trust
February 1, 2019

What do you do when you begin to suspect that you can’t trust your current network equipment supplier to put your interests first? As network security concerns turn into national security headlines, trust in network equipment suppliers is getting more attention than ever, from major end-user customers all the way… Read More

ICE4 Delivers 60% Capacity Boost to AJC Trans-Pacific Cable System
January 15, 2019

The Asia-Pacific region remains a leader in new subsea cable investment, with $7.6 billion USD associated with recent and forthcoming cables on routes that touch the region.  It’s amazing to think that this region accounts for more than half of the world’s 7.7 billion wireless connections – and the move… Read More

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