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

Infinera and Lumentum Present on Open Line System at Facebook’s TIP Summit; Support Voyager Program
November 2, 2016

At this point it has almost become an immutable law – that new applications will arise to consume bandwidth as fast as it can be delivered. More and more of those applications and the associated traffic exists inside and between the data centers of the large internet content providers (ICPs).… Read More

Six Ways to Learn About Open SDN – Deployments and Solutions
October 31, 2016

Network planners across the globe are rethinking network architectures to accommodate the shift to software-defined networks (SDN). IHS Markit surveyed network operators worldwide and published the findings in their Carrier SDN Strategies Global Service Provider Survey in August 2016. One of the key takeaways is that 89% of global service… Read More

Better Together: How Infinera Is Enabling Our Global Partners Win More Deals
October 12, 2016

By Jeff Marinchak Senior Director, Channel Sales Infinera recently announced its new Partner Program, developed to provide our partners with the tools to win, while simplifying and accelerating the process of bringing innovative optical networking technology to market  in order to quickly meet (and exceed) end-user demands. Built upon the… Read More

Seeding the Clouds: Advancing DCI Technology from Hyperscale to Enterprise and Back
October 3, 2016

By Jay Gill Principal Manager, Cloud & SDN Marketing With the launch of the Cloud Xpress 2, the second generation of Infinera’s market-leading Cloud Xpress Family of data center interconnect (DCI) products, we like to say we’ve raised the bar. The Cloud Xpress 2 is built with our most advanced optical… Read More