The Evolution of Coherent Optical Transport
From submarine to metro and the access edge, traffic growth is putting pressure on our networks. With bandwidth nearly doubling every two years, service providers are looking for ways to cost-effectively support growth for existing services and new ones for their enterprise, cloud, mobile and residential customers. At Infinera, we are using our deep vertical integration, advanced optical toolkit and industry-leading innovation to bring 800G+ coherent optical transport to the core, 400G pluggable to the metro, and 100G pluggable to the access edge. That’s the Infinera 8x4x1 strategy.
800G+ Long-haul and Submarine Networks
Our fifth-generation coherent optical engine, ICE6, is enabling long-haul networks to deliver 800G+ wavelengths over almost a thousand kilometers while pushing 400G wavelengths almost everywhere. ICE6 is also bringing advanced functionality and leading optical performance to submarine networks, pushing the boundaries of submarine cable design to deliver colossal levels of bandwidth over trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific distances.
400G Metro Networks
We are bringing 400G pluggable coherent optics to the metro network while also reimagining its architecture for the future with third-generation Nyquist digital subcarrier technology called XR optics. With advanced system level features and support for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint architectures, XR optics brings revolutionary transformation to one of the fastest growing segments of the network – the metro.
100G Access and Aggregation
And we are pushing coherent optics closer to the access edge than ever before with 100G pluggables that can dynamically increase capacity in 25G increments. Direct-detect pluggable technology simply cannot scale to meet future capacity demands at the edge of the network. We believe that 100G pluggable XR optics that can aggregate into 400G XR optics all in the optical domain is the answer.
Infinera's 8x4x1 Strategy
What's behind Infinera's 8x4x1 strategy? Watch Tim Doiron, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, as he explains Infinera's direct response to the ever-increasing capacity demands in today's networks.