2011 in the Rear View Mirror
January 31, 2012

By Mark Showalter Senior Director,  Marketing As we head in to the final weeks of January 2012, memories of 2011 are fading into the distance as the excitement of the New Year shifts into high-gear.  To set 2012 in context, I looked back at 2011 to reflect on the inflection… Read More

Infinera Customer Cruise Fails to Make Headlines (And That’s a Good Thing)
January 27, 2012

PTC Event Coverage and the Evolving Submarine Market By Jessamyn Kirkwood Infinera Internal Communications Manager These days you can hardly refresh your browser homepage without seeing a story come up about cruise ships. Never one to miss out on the latest hot topic, the Infinera Blog has a cruise ship… Read More

Super-Channels for a Future-Proof Network
January 12, 2012

By Geoff Bennett Infinera Product Evangelist As one of the leading service providers in the world, Verizon is taking a lead in promoting the idea of innovation amongst the vendor community, and the Verizon Interoperability Forum is one way they achieve this.  Verizon is looking at explosive demand growth and is… Read More

Super-Channels: It’s a massively parallel world
December 8, 2011

By Geoff Bennett Infinera Product Evangelist Imagine if, at your performance review, your boss were to tell you that next year you’ll have to work 40% harder. Then the same thing happens at your next review…and the next one. After five years you’d be doing five times the work you… Read More

Neutrinos, Photons and a Cable Guy
November 22, 2011

By Pravin Mahajan Director, Corporate Marketing and Messaging Last week, Atlanta, home of Coca Cola and CNN, hosted the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, an event which drew more than 10,000 attendees. One of them was our very own Cable Guy – the indefatigable Gaylord Hart. I got an opportunity to catch… Read More

Photonic Integrated Circuits – Foundation of Next-Generation Optical Networks
November 21, 2011

By Geoff Bennett Infinera Product Evangelist There was quite a bit of skepticism around the early days of PIC development.  That strikes me as odd, because by that time, the early 2000s, we’d had almost 50 years of experience with electronic integrated circuits.  I don’t know anyone, apart from a… Read More

A Warm Welcome for Infinera in Russia
November 1, 2011

By Vinay Rathore Director, Product Marketing I recently spent a few days in Russia, namely Moscow.  I was fairly worried that the process of travelling to Russia would be somewhat uncomfortable.  It started with a complicated process to get a visa, a long flight, and certain cold weather. I expected… Read More

US Broadband Expansion Continues
October 24, 2011

By Drew Perkins Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the Maryland Broadband Cooperative’s  Annual Members Meeting when they announced their new statewide optical network.  The event was held in Annapolis, the state capital, and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet Maryland Broadband… Read More

Blog: World’s First Transpacific 100 Gb/s Transmission!
October 12, 2011

By Mark Showalter Sr. Dir., Marketing Everyone here is excited about the recent demonstration of the world’s first 100 Gb/s service transmitted across the Pacific ocean with Pacific Crossing, a subsidiary of NTT in Japan.  Because it is very expensive to deploy fiber optic cabling across oceans, subsea transmission is… Read More

DTN-X goes to Japan and Singapore
September 24, 2011

By Mike Capuano Vice President, Corporate Marketing I hadn't been to Singapore since 2006. Back then I was with a different company, and while it was a good visit, this time I could feel the energy in the air. This time I was in town to launch the new DTN-X… Read More