Computer Weekly, 6/14/2019
"Last year, for instance, Three set to work on enhancing its 4G network, building a fibre backhaul relationship with SSE Enterprise Telecoms and adding Infinera’s dense division wave multiplexing technology, which should ultimately boost capacity by as much as 20 times."
Capacity Media, 5/8/2019
"Infinera’s 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, mTera Universal Switching Platform and Groove 600G technology are part of Fastweb’s backbone network spanning over 650 nodes and providing the flexibility and future development and delivery of a range of programmable high-speed end-user services at 400G, 500G and up to 600G. Infinera’s solution enables Fastweb to scale internet exchange point capacity up to 24Tbps, while offering ease of deployment and network investment efficiency."
"Infinera also is in the process of integrating its network element software with the Verizon Base Network Controller, which is designed to enable full lifecycle automation. Verizon’s goal is to realize a zero-touch, fully automated, extendable, and programmable network infrastructure based on open, programmable network principles. 'Verizon has always been relentless when it comes to technology innovation,' said Stephen Owens, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon. 'We are able to simplify network operations and reduce costs through virtualization and automation. This is one example.'"
Fierce Telecom, 5/6/2019
"'Number one, the tool is allowing us to get the intelligence we need to size the amount of capacity required in a given central office,'" [Steve Owens, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon,] said. "It's helping us right-size the amount of technology we need to deploy in a central office level. Secondly, it also has got some interface capabilities to tell us where these devices need to sit within the CO terminal based on where clusters of legacy TDM technology reside, which is an enormous benefit to us. Lastly, we're using the tool to help us to develop the initial TDM circuit migration use cases over to our IP packet infrastructure and that's a lot of complex work. The tool is proving itself useful in helping to decompose those use cases and make sense out of them and allow us to build migration plans from them.'"
Telecom Ramblings, 4/12/2019
“In markets around the world 5G is driving transport network upgrades that will mark a milestone in digital transformation. IP routing will have a key role to play due to its scalability, flexible resiliency and the operational simplicity of a single end-to-end control plane. Providing an alternative to traditional monolithic architectures, however, disaggregated routing enables network operators to gain the traditional benefits of IP routing while also benefiting from minimized vendor lock-in, competitive pricing, more choice, faster innovation and cost-effective scaling, all with the potential to significantly lower both CapEx and OpEx.”
IEEE Spectrum, 3/12/2019
“Infinera’s Bennett credits the group’s success to two factors. One is Infinera's use of integrated photonic circuits, with all six lasers on the same substrate, rather than on separate chips. That makes it easier to lock laser wavelengths together to enhance performance. Doing so can be difficult in setups where the temperature of each separate chip drifts independently. The other factor is Nyquist shaping the subcarrier bands to reduce the bandwidth needed to extract the clock for signal timing.”
Popular Science, 3/5/2019
"Infinera makes the 'equipment that puts the light into the optical fiber,' [Geoff] Bennett explains. To hit data transfer rates of 20 percent over the capacity of the fiber, Bennett says they did two things. First, they implemented 'multiple wavelengths on a single optical chip, so that we could squeeze the individual wavelengths closer together, and get more wavelengths on the fiber,' he explains. 'And the second part is, each wavelengths is transmitted as a set of subcarriers that also allows tighter spacing.' So, while the pipe remained the same, they increased how much data could be sent through it in a given amount of time."
Fibre Systems, 1/21/2019
"As part of an ongoing partnership, Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4) optical engine is being rolled out across [Telstra’s] subsea infrastructure, with the aim of increasing the capacity, agility and reliability of the network. The companies calculated that ICE4 will increase Telstra’s fibre capacity by 160 per cent, with a 140 per cent increase in port density. Power consumption, meanwhile, is decreased, allowing Telstra to continually improve network services."
Submarine Telecoms Forum, 1/21/2019
"The upgrade, announced on Monday, uses technology from US firm Infinera to upgrade its huge network of submarine cables. The overhaul will increase the capacity of the lines by 160 per cent, while also decreasing power consumption. That means Telstra’s cables – which run from Australia to various locations in the Asia Pacific region as well as the US – will be able to carry half as much data again as they do now."
"The new technology deployment will position Telstra to offer 200-Gbps wavelength services over its submarine cable infrastructure and improve reliability and flexibility, the partners say."