Telecom Asia, 7/27/2016
"As the Asia-Pacific telecoms sector hurtles towards the coming digital economy driven by the Internet of Things and eventually 5G, the foundation for it all will be packet-optical technology, the cloud and virtualization. That was the central theme of Telecom Insight 2016, a half-day conference hosted by Infinera in Kuala Lumpur last week that covered a wide range of technology topics – mobile fronthaul, business Ethernet, hybrid cloud and SDN – unified by the message that a next-gen optical infrastructure is required to support all of them."
"In 2014, when the first purpose-built data center interconnect (DCI) platform debuted, the DCI market was growing at 16% per year, only slightly faster than overall data center infrastructure networking market, according to Ovum’s March 2016 "DCI Market Share Report." The new system addressed pent-up demand for a server-like optical platform designed specifically for DCI. Since then, sales of purpose-built, small form factor DCI products have taken off, growing at a 50-100% clip, depending on analysts’ forecasts, and projected to outpace the overall data center growth rate for the next several years."
Capacity Media, 7/15/2016
"Infinera has joined the Telecom Infra Project, an engineering initiative launched recently by Facebook and Deutsche Telekom. Infinera, a provider of intelligent transport networks, has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators, and other technology companies aiming to reinvent the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure."
"Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to help accelerate the pace of innovation in telecommunications infrastructure. Co-founded by Facebook and operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators, and other technology companies that aim to re-imagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure."
Converge! Network Digest, 7/14/2016
"Infinera has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to help accelerate the pace of innovation in telecommunications infrastructure. TIP was co-founded by Facebook and operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom an engineering-focused initiative that aims to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Infinera said it will contribute its expertise in developing and deploying innovative packet-optical technologies and solutions for all three areas globally."
Light Reading, 6/22/2016
"Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor."
"In the enterprise, some high-profile deployments have targeted network security and visibility [...] technology firm Géant, whose network connects more than 10,000 research institutions such as the CERN physics lab in Switzerland, said it is deploying SDN using a combination of Infinera’s packet-optical technology, Corsa Technology’s programmable switching and routing platform, and the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) SDN controller."
"Infinera says that longstanding customer GÉANT, which runs a pan-European research and education network, will use the optical transport systems vendor's packet-optical software-defined networking (SDN) technology on its fiber-optic network. The systems house says that GÉANT recently validated two key elements of its packet-optical SDN approach: the Open Transport Switch (OTS) software and the Packet Switching Module (PXM). The PXM enables Ethernet and MPLS switching intelligence on the Infinera DTN-X platform, while the OTS software enables multi-layer SDN programmability of networks based on Infinera's packet-optical transport platform."
Telecom Ramblings, 6/13/2016
"Infinera has won an expanded relationship with the European research and education network GEANT. GEANT is deploying their packet-optical SDN solution, which will be integrated with their ONOS-based controller with some help from On Lab. GEANT has Infinera's DTN-X gear on its fiber already of course, and has now tested and validated the company's Open Transport Switch software and its Packet Switching Module."
Converge! Network Digest, 6/13/2016
"GÉANT will deploy Infinera’s programmable and open packet optical SDN solution on its pan-European network, which interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and supports over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across the continent. Infinera said GÉANT has tested and validated two key components of its packet optical SDN solution, the Open Transport Switch (OTS) software and the Packet Switching Module (PXM). The PXM enables Ethernet and MPLS switching intelligence on the Infinera DTN-X platform, which is widely deployed in the GÉANT network."