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

Three Attributes of a World-class 4G-5G Network Migration Capability
March 1, 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 covers many aspects of the telecom industry. Among the hot topics being discussed this year is the continued ramp in excitement around 5G and the impact this will have on all aspects of telecoms networks. 5G promises huge advances in wireless technology, with its greater bandwidth… Read More

Top Five Cloud Migration Challenges for Enterprises – and How to Solve Them
February 1, 2017

Driven by the need for greater productivity and lower costs, enterprises around the globe are moving their applications to the cloud. Today, nine out of 10 enterprises use at least one cloud application—not surprising when you consider that 84 percent of CIOs report they have cut application costs by moving… 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

Bringing Hope and Joy To Those In Need This Holiday Season
December 15, 2016

Infinera recently participated in the Family Giving Tree’s 2016 Holiday Wish Drive, one of the many community service projects coordinated by the Infinera Community Fund. Since 2013, Infinera’s Sunnyvale-based employees have participated in this gift drive, fulfilling the wishes of local children and adults in need. This year, Infinera employees… 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

Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration in Action at MEF16
November 4, 2016

Infinera will demonstrate the Xceed Software Suite, an open, software-defined networking (SDN) solution for network operators deploying programmable optical transport networks, at the MEF16 Proof of Concept Showcase in Baltimore November 7-9. The demonstration includes MEF-compliant Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) and on-demand Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0)… Read More