Game-changing Technology for New Subsea Cables
October 9, 2017

The subsea cable market is booming with approximately $9.8 billion in new cables expected to enter service between 2016 and 2018 driven largely by the cloud. The deployment of a subsea cable of over 10,000 kilometers (km) in length can cost more than $500 million, with multiple investors typically financing… 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

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

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