Light Reading, 2/14/2017
"With mobile as well as fixed line operators facing a capacity crunch that will only intensify once the 5G era arrives, infrastructure vendors are developing new or, at the very least, updated products designed to let cellular service providers shift their data traffic efficiently between the edge and core of their networks... Two well-known vendors -- Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) -- made related pitches in this sphere Tuesday, both targeting the 'anyhaul' (fronthaul and backhaul) parts of the network and both promising 5G-ready mobile transport solutions, but from different angles. Sten Nordell, CTO of Infinera's Metro Business Group, claims the new mobile transport portfolio is unique in the market in that it supports both Ethernet for backhaul and the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) mobile fronthaul protocols in the same architecture. He also touts very low latency and claims higher CPRI throughput rates (up to 12 Gbit/s) than other fronthaul systems, though he declined to identify those others."
Light Reading, 2/10/2017
"Infinera got caught in 2016 with a combination of market factors that hit it hard. But the fact remains that its technology is well regarded, it's seen as a good place to work (increasingly important) and as operators invest in their transport networks ahead of the mammoth data and video storm that will come with the 5G era -- and that's something they will have to do -- Infinera looks set to be one of a handful of companies that's likely to be in the pack of preferred suppliers."
"ECIX, a European provider of internet exchange (IX) services, has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress platform to provide data center interconnect between two sites in Frankfurt, Infinera reports. The transport systems vendor says its partner TechAccess, a value-added information technology and networking solution provider, helped ECIX deployed the Cloud Xpress platforms."
Capacity Media, 1/30/2017
"In 2015, RETN announced the deployment of 500 gigabits per second (Gb/s) super-channels using the Infinera DTN-X packet optical platform across its pan-European network. RETN selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide 100 Gb/s DWDM services on two of its routes in Western Europe."
"International service provider RETN has deployed Infinera’s Cloud Xpress platform over its regional fibre network connecting Frankfurt and Munich (Germany) with Vienna (Austria). RETN operates a backbone that stretches over 32,000km and connects 29 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The network runs on Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Networks platforms, including the DTN-X, with the latest upgrade providing 100Gbps DWDM capabilities to two of its routes in Western Europe."
Telecom Ramblings, 1/26/2017
"ECIX is upgrading its capabilities with some gear from Infinera. The European internet exchange provider, which is owned by Megaport, is deploying Infinera's Cloud Xpress solution to hook up its data center locations in Frankfurt with bigger pipes. They are scaling up in response to growing customer demand. Infinera's partner TechAccess helped with the deployment itself."
Compound Semiconductor, 1/26/2017
"Cloud Xpress enables ECIX to optically interconnect datacentres with hyperscale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to deliver scalable IX services to its customers. ECIX, the second largest German Internet Exchange Point, delivers interconnection services in five markets. In August 2016, ECIX was acquired by Megaport (Europe), the European subsidiary of Megaport Limited, a global provider of elastic interconnection services across Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe."
RCR Wireless, 1/24/2017
"RETN operates a backbone network with more than 32,000 kilometers of fiber and connects 29 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. RETN has for several years been using Infinera’s platform to enable construction, modernization and upgrade of its dense wavelength-division multiplexing cross-border network ring infrastructure in Europe and Russia, including transboundary routes across Scandinavia and Ukraine."
New Electronics, 1/24/2017
"Several equipment suppliers are developing linecards to implement super-channel capabilities, the most prominent being Huawei, Nokia (via its Alcatel-Lucent acquisition), Cisco and Infinera. All plan to implement the approach using individual optical components, except for Infinera, which will deploy its ‘hot spot’ photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology to generate each laser signal. 'We have put in enormous resources to develop and use this breakthrough technology, which is capable of making systems that can be likened to a whole WDM system on a chip,' Geoff Bennett, Infinera’s director of solutions and technology told New Electronics. 'PICs deliver maximum productivity and operational scalability because they allow us to maximise the capacity per line card (or network appliance). This is not possible with a single wavelength transponder because the serial electronics stop you getting more capacity per line-card,' he added. Two years ago, the company demonstrated a short haul 1Tbit/s super channel featuring 10 laser transmitters integrated into a PIC and Bennett said the devices are already shipping. Meanwhile, long haul versions capable of 12Tbit/s are under development."
Computer World Hong Kong, 1/24/2017
"Isaac Wong, Director of Systems Engineering, Infinera began the discussion that the technology for DCI is already here. However, the challenges faced by Hong Kong data center operators is varied and often beyond technology. Infinera’s Wong noted that DCI can be a clear differentiator. 'To succeed and compete in a globalized environment, businesses are looking to expand fast. Many are relying on their data center partners to help them host their data and applications, and make them available across the globe. Strong DCI will ensure that operators can continue to meet these requirements by ensuring data center to data center connectivity will not be a concern,' he said."