CED Magazine, 10/20/2016
'Windstream is reporting an expansion of its long-haul express fiber transport network throughout the western United States using Infinera’s DTN-X platform. In the first phase of the project, scheduled to be complete by the end of this year, Windstream says it will add four major markets to its 100 G long-haul network including Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas and the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area."
Compound Semiconductor Magazine, 10/20/2016
"Transport network company Infinera has become the latest member of AIM Photonics (the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics), demonstrating growing support for the Rochester-based initiative. Infinera will play a key role within the institute, providing access to its InP photonics technology and establishing InP-based foundry wafer access for AIM."
"At the end of the day, it’s all about the ability of SDN to help service providers and their customers create and deliver new apps and services really, really fast. That is what’s going to spur adoption of SDN for telcos, says Andrew Bond-Webster, VP of Asia-Pacific for Infinera. ‘This is the real value proposition for SDN for service providers now,’ he says. ‘We’re moving away from the value proposition of better network efficiencies - telcos are looking for what they can take to market, because they face so much competition now, so they need solutions to help them win.’ Bond-Webster adds that Infinera is seeing a lot more interest in SDN technologies in Asia-Pacific - especially in emerging markets that have previously been reticent about SDN, seeing no immediate need for it - because the path to monetizing it is more clear."
Semiconductor Today, 10/19/2016
"The New York State Photonics Board of Officers says that Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical transport networking systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), has become the latest member of the the Rochester-based consortium AIM Photonics (American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics). Infinera will provide access to its InP photonics technology and establish InP-based foundry wafer access for AIM."
Australian Security Magazine, 10/18/2016
"'This is what I've seen as stunning when looking back' said Welch [PhD, President and Founder], 'in the past decade we've seen a 24x increase in the bandwidth in the same watt per cubic centimetre footprint. I expect that instead of holding up two of our PICs that are doing 2.4TB, I expect in 10 years we will be doing 50TB coming out of something on the same size.' [...] According to Welch, 'We have a number of customers excited about this because they've been buying 500GB boxes and now they're going to be buying 1.2TB boxes with 2.5 times more capacity and half the size. It is truly a phenomenal advancement in the optics and it's the start of the advancement of that optical engine as it proliferates across all the networks. This is the biggest, fastest growing metro application on the market share based on photonic integration technology, which has transferred the whole concept of datacentres. Why? Because it takes 15 minutes to deploy a box, plug it in, establish the bandwidth, get the software to roll up to the interface and when you're making a mega datacentre, that's what you like to hear.'"
"Windstream said it will expand its long-haul express fiber transport network throughout the western U.S. The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase, to be completed by the end of the year, will add Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area to Windstream’s 100G long-haul network. The second phase, to be completed by the end of 2017, will add 100G routes extending from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Phoenix and Phoenix to El Paso. Windstream will use Infinera’s DTN-X platform for the western network expansion."
Channel Vision Magazine, 10/18/2016
"Windstream is expanding its long-haul express fiber transport network throughout the western United States using Infinera’s DTN-X platform. The network expansion is part of the company’s existing strategic capital investment initiatives and adds new fiber routes, connecting major markets across the country. In the first phase of this project, scheduled to be complete by the end of 2016, Windstream will add four major markets to its 100G long-haul network: Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas and the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area."
Open Network Resources (TMCnet), 10/17/2016
"Infinera opened up its own borders with a new interoperability connection, joining both the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). In conjunction with this, photonic integrated circuit (PIC) maker Infinera brought out a new demonstration in software defined networking (SDN) transport application programming interface (T-API) system known as the Infinera Xceed Software Suite, along with the DTN-X set of platforms for packet optical transfer."
Light Reading, 10/14/2016
"Windstream is taking a different approach to virtualization than some other service providers, choosing to start at the core of its network with its physical network assets with plans to speed up delivery of wavelength and then Ethernet services [...] Starting with Ciena's 6500 series, the Ciena/Cyan Z Series and Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)'s Intelligent Transport Network (ITN), Windstream is 'trying to compress the service intervals and the lead-time intervals for lit services, particularly across heterogeneous multivendor solutions,' says Art Nichols, vice president of network architecture and technology."
"Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, October 14, 2016. Actually, there are nine entries for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on [...] Infinera has launched a new partner program. The company specializes in packet-optical solutions for long-haul, metro and cloud networks."