Point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceivers
Leveraging innovative XR optics technology, Infinera’s suite of vertically integrated ICE-XR coherent pluggable transcievers offer network operators the performance, scale, and efficiency critical to delivering differentiated 5G, enhanced broadband, and next-generation cloud and business services. ICE-XR pluggables support a range of transport rates, including 100G, 400G, and 800G, and utilize industry-standard form factors such as QSFP-28, QSFP-DD, and CFP2 to enable ease of deployment in a wide variety of router and transport devices.
ICE-XR builds on Infinera’s history of delivering innovative, highly differentiated, and vertically integrated coherent optical engines. By supporting both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations on the same coherent pluggable transceiver, ICE-XR enables network operators to enhance deployment flexibility and reduce sparing costs. When used in point-to-point applications, ICE-XR enables seamless generational upgrades, enhanced performance in capacity and reach, and provides the ability to utilize pay-as-you-grow service activation. In point-to-multipoint applications, ICE-XR reduces the total number of transceivers in their networks by 50% or more and simplify network architectures by eliminating electrical aggregation points and driving down capital expense and operational complexity.
Infinera is a founding member of the Open XR Forum, which fosters collaboration between its members to facilitate the adoption and accelerate the growth of network architectures leveraging point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceivers. Open XR Forum members work to ensure the products and services developed align with existing standards and operational models by driving the standardization of network interfaces and electro-mechanical hardware interfaces, demonstrating interoperability, establishing multi-sourcing potential, and developing and publishing new specifications as needed.
Coherent Pluggable Highlights
Simplify transport networks
Leverage coherent subcarrier aggregation and efficiently optimize aggregation networks for point-to-multipoint traffic patterns
Reduce capital, space, and power
Use a single high-speed transceiver to simultaneously send and receive independent data streams to/from numerous low-speed transceivers
Eliminate intermediate aggregation
Eliminate costly optical-electrical-optical network elements like switches and routers required to “up-speed” lower-speed traffic
Seamlessly upgrade capacity
With programmable software control, seamlessly upgrade transmission speeds between hub and spoke locations as demands evolve
Mapping the Future of XR Optics Technology
The Open XR Forum fosters collaboration between its members to facilitate XR optics’ adoption and accelerate its deployment through interoperability, open management interfaces, and a supply chain ecosystem.
Overview of XR Optics
XR optics introduces a paradigm-shifting ability to enable more cost-efficient optical point-to-multipoint networks, which can dramatically lower the cost and complexity of access, metro, and even core networks.