Four Reasons Why Sliceable Optics Elevate Network Agility: Part II
May 22, 2018

Recently on the Infinera blog, we discussed how sliceable optics leverage super-channels to enhance networking flexibility and optimize network assets such as power and real estate. The benefits of sliceable optics span a wide scope of applications. This blog describes just a few of the applications often used by communications… Read More

Four Reasons Why Sliceable Optics Elevate Network Agility: Part I
May 3, 2018

While dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) disrupted the telecommunications industry by allowing multiple optical carriers to travel in parallel on the same fiber, thereby increasing total capacity, the latest innovation in photonic integration and digital signal processing has led to the introduction of super-channels to take the network into a new… Read More

Turning up the Volume on Open Optical Networking
November 17, 2017

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Infinera in the world of open optical networks, and particularly open line systems. First, we were proud to be selected as the newest member of the Open ROADM MSA, one of the leading forums for defining and implementing standards for open… Read More

Cloud Scale Multi-terabit Transport – Scale Out Instantly
October 17, 2017

The instant scalability of compute, storage and network capacity using a virtual infinite pool of resources is one of the significant attributes of the cloud. Scaling up, or vertically, in a data center (DC) is when a single server utilizes more of its internal resources to enhance performance for an… Read More

Infinera Makes (Terabit) Waves at ECOC 2017
September 28, 2017

Last week the Infinera team, along with our mobile demonstration unit, the Infinera Express, attended the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2017 exhibition and conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The exhibition attracted 5,234 visitors, with 313 exhibiting companies from 27 countries and a record 3,189 people visiting the Market Focus… Read More

Cloud Xpress 2 Storms the Market
June 5, 2017

With our announcement today that the Cloud Xpress 2 (CX2) is generally available (see my short video), Infinera is looking back and celebrating over two years of Cloud Xpress market leadership, and looking forward to what we believe will be strong adoption of the latest member of the Cloud Xpress… 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

Transforming the Intelligent Transport Network to Cloud Scale
December 5, 2016

The telecom industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with another year of rapid change in 2016. We saw multiple service provider mergers and acquisitions, while new services and technologies emerged – 5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and more. Amidst these changes, some fundamental trends continue—bandwidth demand… Read More

Guest Blog: Enabling an Ecosystem of Open Networks for DCI and Metro Edge WDM Transport
November 14, 2016

Bandwidth demands continue to grow exponentially. Our customers, and their end-customers, consistently report the need to accelerate innovation cycles and reduce costs across targeted parts of their network infrastructures. One approach is to leverage open white box systems to drive further innovation and cost reductions. Over the past few years,… Read More

The Entertainment Factor: Driving Bandwidth Demand by Orders of Magnitude
November 9, 2016

It is enlightening to consider how entertainment services have driven — and continue to drive — demand for higher data rates. The first digital telephony service needed 56 or 64 kilobits per second (kb/s) of bandwidth, which is about the same data rate used by the earliest music streaming services.… Read More