Guest Blog: Blazing Trails with Gigabit and Network Innovation in the Upper Midwest
September 26, 2016

By Jon Pederson CTO, Midco Midco makes every effort to stay on the leading edge. In fact, we continuously enhance and expand our services to serve our customer base, which includes 300,000 residential and business customers in 335 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. We recently announced… Read More

Why Infinera Xceed Breaks New Ground in Transport SDN
August 31, 2016

By Pravin Mahajan Director Product Marketing In 2009, Kate Greene, a technology writer based here in Silicon Valley, coined a new term to describe Stanford University’s OpenFlow project in an article that appeared in the MIT Technology Review. That term – software-defined networking (SDN) – was seen as tautological by… Read More

How SANET Created a Different Kind of Network Backbone: A discussion between Marian Ďurkovič, SANET and Geoff Bennett, Infinera
August 9, 2016

Marian Ďurkovič is the network architect for the Slovak Republic’s National Education and Research Network, SANET.  Last year SANET selected Infinera during a public tender for a new network backbone, and Marian is now taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Infinera Cloud Xpress platform to create a new… Read More

Taking Time to Give Back
August 8, 2016

By Martin Gothberg Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer At Infinera we have fundamentally changed the way data is transmitted across optical networks with our industry-leading products and services. We are also committed to civic leadership and involvement that makes our local communities better and more resilient by providing volunteer… 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

Committed to Sustainability
July 25, 2016

By Lena Båvegård Sr. Director, Corporate Quality and Sustainability Based on trends in our industry, sustainable development is expected now more than ever by both customers and investors. Infinera is committed to sustainability, and we have recently published our Sustainability Report for 2015, which provides an overview of our sustainability… 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

Solving Scale Challenges in Mexico – One of Latin America’s Fastest Growing Markets
July 11, 2016

By John Martinez, Sr. Marketing Specialist According to, it is estimated that in 2015 there were over 60 million Internet users in Mexico, which represents about a 50% penetration rate.  Compared to other countries this rate is low, but according to eMarketer, Mexico’s Internet adoption rate is rapidly growing… 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