Light Reading, 5/14/2017
"Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) has been shaking up the optical world since it was born in 2000 and continues to do so with innovations such as the DTN-X XT Series Meshponders, which build upon the company's Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE). The vendor's meshponder platforms tick the boxes that optical transport operators are looking for – flexible, scalable, low-power, secure yet with open APIs and with bandwidth management capabilities and, using sliceable photonics, enables high-capacity, multipoint connections. The meshponders themselves are small form, disaggregated photonic elements that do not include digital switching capabilities, but instead interoperate with the switching capabilities of the host platforms."
Capacity Media, 5/12/2017
"Infinera has announced a successful trial with Canalink across its subsea cable that could see it upgrade capacity on the system 13-fold. The test was carried out on Canalink’s 1,393km subsea cable system that connects the Conil landing point on the Spanish mainland with Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Conducted across three fully-loaded channel plans at 37.5 gigahertz (GHz), 50 GHz and 25 GHz channel spacing, the test validated advanced compensation techniques and new modulation schemes."
"Transport networks provider Infinera has announced a successful subsea field test with Canalink on its subsea cable. The test, conducted with the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) and featuring Infinera's fourth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC), demonstrated the capability to upgrade the cable capacity thirteen-fold. Canalink, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ITER group, owns a system of undersea fibre optic cables that link the Canary Islands with the Iberian Peninsula and the western coast of Africa."
Subsea World News, 5/10/2017
"Infinera has conducted subsea field test with Canalink across its subsea cable. The test, conducted with the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) and featuring Infinera’s fourth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC), demonstrated the capability to upgrade the cable capacity 13-fold."
"Infinera says it has successfully completed a submarine network field test of the capabilities of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) with Canalink, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ITER group. Canalink operates a submarine Cable system that connects the Canary Islands with the Iberian Peninsula and the western coast of Africa. Infinera recently announced application of its ICE to submarine line terminal equipment. While the ICE has found a home on both terrestrial and now submarine systems, the Advanced Coherent Toolkit that provides a significant part of the ICE's capabilities received its first publicly announced workout in a submarine cable trial."
Light Reading, 5/10/2017
"Optical networking vendors have long been trying to weave Layer 1 into the carrier SDN narrative. For Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN), that's taken the form of Xceed, a software component for a multilayer SDN deployment. Xceed includes an SDN controller based on OpenDaylight, so it's an interesting example of bringing openness and open source into the optical world. Xceed's Dynamic Bandwidth application handles provisioning of OTN circuits as well as Ethernet services. Another application called Instant Virtual Networks allows for the creation of many virtual transport networks on one physical network. Xceed also contributes to the Instant Network capabilities that Infinera announced at OFC in March."
"Infinera says it has successfully completed a submarine network field test of the capabilities of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) with Canalink, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ITER group. Canalink operates a submarine cable system that connects the Canary Islands with the Iberian Peninsula and the western coast of Africa...The test leveraged Canalink's 1,393-km undersea cable that runs from the Conil landing point in Spain to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The tests featured optical transmission across three fully loaded channel plans at channel spacings of 37.5 GHz, 50 GHz, and 25 GHz. Under review were such ICE capabilities as support of software-programmable QPSK and 8QAM, Nyquist subcarriers, and soft-decision forward error correction."
Converge! Network Digest, 5/4/2017
"The initial phase of Gamma's London metro network, which was implemented in partnership with Xantaro, expands its number of access locations 10-fold and is designed to enable greater control of the growth, management and economics of its infrastructure in key locations.... Using the XTM Series, Gamma is able to interconnect aggregation points closer to end customers, with the platform serving as an access onramp for IP/Ethernet-based services such as Layer 2 and 3 VPNs, VoIP and direct Internet access."
Compound Semiconductor, 4/28/2017
"This announcement marks the completion of the first phase of Gamma's nationwide build-out in London. This first phase of the London metro network extends the number of access locations by a factor of ten, providing Gamma better control of the growth, manageability and economics of its network in critical growth locations. The Infinera XTM Series and the EMXP packet-optical transport switch enables Gamma to integrate its Layer 1 transport and Layer 2 metro Ethernet functionality to gain more control and scale its network within a single platform, according to the company."
"Infinera, a provider of transport networks said business telecoms operator Gamma will deploy its XTM pluggable optics platform as part of its dark fibre aggregation network in the UK. Using XTM will permit Gamma to integrate its Layer 1 transport and Layer 2 metro Ethernet functionality to gain additional control and scale its network within a single platform. The deployment of XTM completes the first phase of Gamma's nationwide build-out in London, extending the number of access locations by a factor of 10, Ifinera said in a statement. Using the low-power, high-density XTM system gives Gamma access to 1GB, 10GB and 100GB services to power its metro core networks."