Monday, May 23, 2011

Infinera Carries 2 Tbps on Paris-Lyon Route

Infinera's customers are carrying more than 2 Terabits/second of live revenue-generating network traffic between Paris and Lyon. Pan-European carrier Interoute and French operator Covage are among the service providers using Infinera networks to deliver services on this route, which is one of the busiest in Europe.

Separately, Infinera announced the appointment of Mark A. Wegleitner to its board of directors. Wegleitner was most recently Senior Vice President of Technology at Verizon Communications Inc., until his retirement in July 2010. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Wegleitner was CTO of Verizon Communications, responsible for wireline networks. Prior to this, Mr. Wegleitner held a series of positions at Bell Atlantic, Bell Laboratories and AT&T. His career in telecommunications spans more than 38 years.