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. e drew me in, and within minutes of starting to… 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

Guest Blog: How MBC Is Bringing Bandwidth and Connectivity to Underserved Rural Areas
October 26, 2015

By Tad Deriso President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation A few weeks ago, I was helping my oldest daughter navigate the complexities of the college admissions process. Thankfully her grades and GPA are fantastic (thanks to genetics on my wife’s side of the family!). We were discussing the essay… Read More

The Right Material for the Job: Finding the Best Fit for InP and Silicon
September 11, 2015

by Geoff Bennett, Director Solutions and Technology   While Indium Phosphide has ruled the roost in terms of “production grade” photonic integration for over a decade, silicon is rapidly becoming the dominant material in certain optical applications. I thought it might be useful to review some common misconceptions about silicon… Read More

Airbnb, Blue Oceans and the New Infinera Time-Based Instant Bandwidth
August 31, 2015

By Pravin Mahajan, Director Product and Corporate Marketing A few months ago, I ordered pizza while watching the FIFA women’s world cup soccer final between USA and Japan. I enjoyed the pizza and the USA victory while my spouse was on the web searching for vacation rentals at Airbnb. Simultaneously,… Read More

Layer C and Layer T Take Center Stage at WDM 2015
July 23, 2015

By Geoff Bennett, Director, Solutions and Technology The show I will always think of as “WDM”, but which now rejoices in the snappy title of “WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking” took place recently in Nice, France. All the things you’d expect were there - sun drenched Mediterranean beaches, superb… Read More

Fiber Network Optimization: Get More from your Fiber with Multi-Carrier Optical Super-Channels – A Perspective from ANGA COM
July 6, 2015

By Gaylord Hart, Director MSO Market Segment I recently attended the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress in Cologne, Germany.  With 17,000+ participants from 74 countries, 450 exhibitors and 150 speakers, this conference continues to be a popular place for the international cable telecommunications community to learn and share business and… Read More

An Interview with Eric Loos, Senior Product Manager Capacity & IP at BICS
April 13, 2015

Eric Loos Senior Product Manager Capacity & IP at BICS Geoff Bennett: Hi Eric, thanks for letting me interview you today.  We saw quite a bit of interest in last month’s trial of Large Area/Low Loss fiber.  So let me begin by asking you why is it important for an… Read More

Stop by Infinera’s Booth at OFC to Slice Up Your Light
March 23, 2015

By Pravin Mahajan Director, Corporate Marketing OFC 2015 is in full swing. At our booth, Infinera is demonstrating an SDN-enabled packet-optical solution and showcasing packet Ethernet VLAN-based transport services running over a sliceable super-channel being controlled by an SDN OpenDayLight (ODL) Controller. Because our customers are looking to deploy a… Read More

Moon Musings, OFC and the International Year of Light
March 12, 2015

By Pravin Mahajan Director, Corporate Marketing There’s a crater on the near side of the moon called Alhazen that is connected to the industry I work in. It is named after the Arab scholar Ibn al-Haytham, who was a pioneer in the field of optics way back in the 11th… Read More