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

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

The Future of the Cloud Lies Under the Sea
September 12, 2017

Today marks a milestone in Infinera’s journey of continuing to push the boundaries of optical networking. Seaborn Networks announced the deployment of the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder on their Seabras-1 subsea cable. Seabras-1 is one of the longest uncompensated subsea fiber cables in the world, connecting New York and São Paulo.… Read More

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

Transforming Subsea Networks to Cloud Scale
January 26, 2017

“Changing Realities” was the theme at PTC’17, the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference held last week in Honolulu, where panelists from across the industry and academia converged to discuss the challenges faced by subsea operators as they strive to address the unprecedented growth in bandwidth demand due to the rise… Read More

How Infinera is Advancing U.S. Competitiveness Through Integrated Photonics
December 19, 2016

As part of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) initiative, Vice President Joe Biden, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall announced the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics (MII-IP) Innovation Hub in Rochester, New York. In a related press release, the White House… Read More

Facebook’s Vision of Virtual Reality
August 3, 2016

By Geoff Bennett Director of Solutions and Technology As a confirmed technogeek, I was delighted when my recent purchase arrived this week – the Samsung Gear virtual reality (VR) headset, which uses the Oculus VR technology recently acquired by Facebook. These headsets have really dropped in price recently, and part… Read More

Ahead In the Clouds
July 14, 2016

By Jay Gill Principal Product Marketing Manager For the past few years hyperscale Internet content providers (ICPs) have been attracting attention because the global network investments they are making to interconnect their data centers are outpacing investments being made by traditional service providers. Once again in 2015, ICP investments in… Read More

Reducing Cost and Latency in Ring-based Multi-Layer Networks (AKA Lessons Learned on the Circle Line)
July 7, 2016

By Chris Liou, VP Network Strategy In the London rail system, there is a line called the Circle Line that ferries riders past many famous tube stops in central London – Victoria Station, Paddington, etc. On my last trip to London, I got on the train going the wrong direction.… Read More

ANGA COM Takeaway: Technologies That Are Enabling Increased Network Flexibility and Spectral Efficiency
July 1, 2016

By Gaylord Hart Director of MSO Market Segment Recently I attended the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress in Cologne, Germany, the largest broadband and cable conference in Europe and growing, with over 1800 attendees and 450 exhibitors from 89 countries this year. This conference continues to be a focal point… Read More