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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Infinera posts Q3 revenue of $325 million

Infinera reported GAAP revenue of $325.3 million for its third quarter ended September 28, 2019, compared to $296.3 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $200.4 million in the third quarter of 2018.

GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 26.7% compared to 20.7% in the second quarter of 2019 and 35.0% in the third quarter of 2018. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (21.3)% compared to (36.6)% in the second quarter of 2019 and (12.6)% in the third quarter of 2018.

GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(84.8) million, or $(0.47) per share, compared to a net loss of $(113.7) million, or $(0.64) per share, in the second quarter of 2019, and net loss of $(32.6) million, or $(0.21) per share, in the third quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP revenue for the quarter was $327.6 million compared to $306.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $200.4 million in the third quarter of 2018.

“In the third quarter, we delivered solid results and achieved significant bookings growth while completing the most challenging tasks of the Coriant integration. Our focused execution and growing backlog keep us on track to deliver double our synergy savings commitments in fiscal 2019 and return to non-GAAP operating profitability and positive cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2019,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “We have also enhanced our innovation pipeline with announced DRX wins, the successful launch of XR optics, and growing confidence in our plan to deliver 800G products to the market in 2020.”

Monday, November 11, 2019

Telefónica leads first TIP Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway deployment

Telefónica is undertaking the first large-scale commercial deployment of Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways (DCSG) technology developed by Telecom Infra Project (TIP). Infinera, and Edgecore Networks are suppliers for the project.

Initially part of a recently announced nationwide open mobile transport deployment by Telefónica in Germany, the DCSG solution is a white-box cell site gateway device based on an open and disaggregated architecture for existing 3G, 4G, and future 5G mobile infrastructures.

“We are excited to mark the industry’s first adoption of DCSG technology in a large-scale live deployment,” said Víctor López, Network Architect at Telefónica and co-chair of the Open Optical Packet Transport group at TIP. “Active collaboration between leading global service providers and systems suppliers in TIP’s open community has been critical to advancing carrier-class DCSG implementations that are beginning to deliver real-world value.”

“Telefónica is committed to an open networking strategy as a lever for our network transformation,” said Javier Gavilán, Director of Core, Network Platforms and Transport and IT at Global CTIO, Telefónica.

The installation leverages the Infinera DRX-30 and Edgecore AS7315-27X-DCSG hardware platforms.

Infinera said its Converged Network Operating System (CNOS), when combined with Infinera or Edgecore Networks’ hardware, provides mobile operators with mature IP/MPLS functionality for their cell site gateways. Additionally, the combined CNOS and carrier-class hardware provide a unique stacking capability that delivers simple node expansion and increased resiliency. Multiple gateway elements can be connected to double node capacity while operating as a single routing entity.

“We are committed to meeting the demanding requirements of network operators as they evolve their networks to address the challenge of a timely and cost-efficient introduction of 5G services,” said Mikko Hannula, Vice President, Engineering & Product Management at Infinera. “Through rigorous testing and design, we are pleased to collaborate with Edgecore Networks to pioneer and deploy solutions to TIP’s DCSG specifications and to mark this milestone for open networking with the first volume commercial deployment of the technology now underway.”

TIP Summit: Edgecore developing Odyssey-DCSG, the Cell Site Gateway


Edgecore Networks announced plans for Odyssey-DCSG, an open networking cell site gateway that conforms to the Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) specification developed by Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, and TIM Brazil within the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). Edgecore said it will contribute the complete hardware design of the cell site gateway to TIP, and will make the Odyssey-DCSG product generally available in Q3 2019. The Edgecore Odyssey-DCSG...

Infinera intros TIP-compliant Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway


Infinera introduced a Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways (DCSG) that conforms to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) DCSG specification, which was developed by the Open Optical & Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group within TIP in collaboration with Tier 1 global mobile operators, including Vodafone, Telefonica, TIM Brasil, BT and Orange. The new gateway can be used for the backhaul of cell site traffic and is based on an open and disaggregated...


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Infinera reschedules Q3 earnings update, cites higher bookings

Citing delays with the integration of three separate global instances of SAP into a single enterprise resource planning system, Infinera rescheduled the release of its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, which ended September 28, 2019, from the afternoon of November 6, 2019 to pre-market opening on November 12, 2019.

Infinera also stated that it expects to report that its GAAP revenue for the third fiscal quarter will be in the range of $324 million to $327 million, and its non-GAAP revenue will be in the range of $326 million to $329 million, which eliminates the effect of acquisition-related deferred revenue adjustments. Additionally, Infinera announced that its bookings were significantly higher than revenue in the third fiscal quarter of 2019 with backlog having grown for the fourth consecutive quarter and it expects sequential revenue growth in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019.

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/Infinera-to-Reschedule-Third-Quarter-2019-Earnings-Conference-Call-to-November-12-2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

GTT upgrades European backbone routes with Infinera

GTT Communications has upgraded its fiber network across several of its European route to enhance the capacity and performance of its Tier 1 global IP network.

Specifically, GTT has upgraded routes that connect network points of presence in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris, including the subsea link between the United Kingdom and The Netherlands, along with an additional route in southern Europe that connects Madrid and Marseille.

GTT has also deployed more fiber capacity on its metro networks in Paris and Marseille. The upgrade to the Marseille metro network extends to multiple subsea cable landing stations. Additionally, GTT has expanded its European network footprint by deploying a new point of presence in Belgrade, Serbia.

GTT utilized Infinera’s FlexILS line system and high-performance ICE4 optical engine with instant bandwidth to complete the upgrades.

“Europe is a major market for GTT, and we are continuing to invest in our advanced network infrastructure to support clients’ ever increasing bandwidth requirements,” stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “This is a further demonstration of GTT’s commitment to deliver on its purpose to connect people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud.”

GTT to acquire KPN International for EUR 50 million

GTT Communications agreed to acquire KPN International for approximately €50 million in cash, on a cash and debt-free basis.

KPN International, which is headquartered in the Netherlands and is a division of KPN N.V., operates a global IP network serving enterprise and carrier clients.

GTT said the acquisition augments its the scale and reach of its Tier 1 global IP network in Europe. KPN International's network spans 21 countries, including long-haul fiber routes and metro rings in Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris. It has more than 400 strategic enterprise and carrier clients.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Telefónica Deutschland deploys Infinera DRX disaggregated routers

Telefónica Deutschland, a Tier 1 operator in Germany, selected theTelefónica Deutschland, Series to modernize its nationwide mobile transport network.

The Infinera DRX Series, a disaggregated router family that combines a carrier-class white box portfolio with the Infinera CNOS software, enables Telefónica Deutschland to prepare its nationwide mobile transport network for 5G mobile services with scale, efficiency, and automation.

Telefónica Deutschland plans to deploy multiple DRX Series platforms, including configurations that support 300G and 900G. The DRX Series in combination with the CNOS operating system enables a unique stacking capability that provides simple node expansion and increased resiliency. Multiple DRX Series elements can be connected to double or even triple node capacity while operating as a single routing entity.

Telefónica Deutschland offers mobile and fixed services for private and business customers, as well as innovative digital products and services including the Internet of Things and data analytics.  In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland servers over 45 million connections.

“Telefónica Deutschland is on the forefront of innovation and expansion to ensure we provide our customers with the best experience and meet them where they live, work, and move,” said Cayetano Carbajo Martín, Chief Technology Officer at Telefónica Deutschland. “As we continue to improve network experiences for our customers now and into the future, we rely on solutions that are scalable and automated, and the Infinera DRX Series will be a great addition to our future 5G network environment.”

“We are pleased to be Telefónica Deutschland’s innovative and strategic supplier for a network modernization of this magnitude,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s DRX Series enables customers like Telefónica Deutschland to benefit from a smooth transition to open networking while providing the scalability, flexibility and reliability required to meet the growing demand for 5G mobile bandwidth. As global mobile operators are transitioning from traditional routing and switching to a more open architecture, the DRX innovation is a natural transition.”

Monday, September 23, 2019

Infinera's XR Optics delivers coherent optical subcarrier aggregation

Infinera introduced a point-to-multipoint coherent optical subcarrier aggregation technology with the potential to significantly reduce the number of transceivers required in an access network while eliminating intermediate aggregation.

Infinera's XR optics technology, which is optimized for hub-and-spoke traffic patterns, is powered by independently routable Nyquist subcarriers and coherent optical aggregation capabilities. With coherent subcarrier aggregation (CSA) capabilities, XR optics technology enables a single high-speed transceiver to simultaneously send and receive independent data streams to/from numerous low-speed transceivers.



Subcarriers can be flexibly sized. For example, 4 X 25G subcarriers defined in a 100G QSFP-28 transcrivers; or 16 X 25G subcarriers defined in a 400G QSFP-DD transceiver.

The company says that by leveraging these capabilities, network operators will be positioned to significantly reduce the number of transceivers in the network, eliminate the need for costly intermediate aggregation devices, and more efficiently optimize transport infrastructure for hub-and-spoke end-user traffic flows.

Initial areas of focus include DAA fiber deep networks, 5G X-haul, DSL/PON backhaul, and fiber-enabled business services.

XR optics is designed to be integrated into a variety of form factors, including industry-standard pluggables, from low-speed interfaces with a single subcarrier to high-speed (400G+) interfaces with numerous subcarriers.

“We’re excited to introduce the revolutionary concept of coherent subcarrier aggregation, one that will redefine the cost structure of next-generation transport networks,” said Dr. Dave Welch, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer. “XR optics addresses a fundamental deficiency in optical communications technology and is expected to have a significant impact on any network that implements an aggregation function.”

“Developing 400ZR solutions demands a large investment, and companies are looking for ways to leverage these investments by broadening their addressable market. Infinera has gone a step further in a big, bold move: it is combining its unique expertise in photonics, silicon, and network
management to yet again create a truly differentiated approach to solve the engineering challenges faced by network operators,” said Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst, Cignal AI.

“We are excited about XR optics and its potential to make optical networks more efficient,” said Beck Mason, SVP and General Manager Telecom Transmission, Lumentum. “Our market leading coherent transmission products, based on high-performance indium phosphide photonic integrated circuits, are well proven and deployed in volume in coherent transmission applications, including those employing digital subcarriers, the innovative technology upon which XR optics is based.”

“Optical aggregation with XR optics is a compelling new architecture for aggregating edge nodes such as 5G radios into high-speed 400G router ports without requiring active aggregation devices in the field. We welcome this multi-vendor effort to fundamentally reduce the complexity
and operational cost of aggregation networks,” said Christophe Metivier, VP of Manufacturing and Platform Engineering, Arista Networks.

ECOC 2019 -- a panel discussion, “XR Optics: Point-to-Multipoint Coherent Connectivity and the Future of Transport Network Architectures,” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Room Dodder B.

https://www.infinera.com/innovation/xr-optics

Sunday, September 15, 2019

OTEGLOBE doubles subsea network capacity with Infinera

OTEGLOBE, a leading network backbone operator based in Athens, has deployed Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double the capacity on its international subsea network on the subsea links between Greece and Italy.

Infinera said its ICE4 technology enables the terabit capacity and reach required for these unrepeatered subsea cables. The deployment also provides OTEGLOBE taking advantage of the unique features of this optical engine that include Nyquist subcarriers, soft-decision forward error correction gain sharing, and photonic integrated circuit-based shared wavelength locker technology.

The two unrepeatered subsea cables between Greece and Italy, of approximately 350 kilometers each, are a key part of OTEGLOBE’s network and are essential for OTEGLOBE to extract maximum capacity from that asset. By combining a resilient subsea route with its terrestrial European network, OTEGLOBE provides an alternative route for wholesale carriers in Europe to connect to Asia and the rest of the world via its Mediterranean hub in Greece. Traffic from Asia is routed through the AAE-1 subsea cable to OTEGLOBE’s landing station at Chania, then on through OTEGLOBE’s diverse and protected terrestrial network to Europe, ensuring resilience and diversity in the region. Chania can also be used as an alternative landing in EMEA, attracting new cables that can benefit from OTEGLOBE’s reliable network.

“Greece is becoming a significant alternative hub for network capacity, connecting Europe to Asia and the rest of the world,” said Panagiota Bosodgianni, CTO of OTEGLOBE. “Our wholesale customers increasingly demand higher bandwidth and more reliable services, and to meet their needs, we require the best and most innovative technology on the market. With the introduction of ICE4, we managed to reach 10.8 Tb/s on the unrepeatered subsea links, exceeding our expectations.”

“Infinera is pleased to support OTEGLOBE in delivering reliable, high-capacity services to its customers,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “OTEGLOBE’s terrestrial network is powered by Infinera’s solutions, and the upgrade of its subsea cable system with ICE4 underscores the value of our technology in thriving terrestrial and subsea applications. By deploying Infinera’s innovative ICE-based subsea solution, OTEGLOBE is able to significantly increase capacity, exceeding expectations, on legacy cables.”

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

RETN deploys Infinera on Europe-Asia terrestrial route

RETN deployed Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4)-based platform to power its TRANSKZ network.

RETN, which is one of the fastest-growing independent European providers of Internet transit and connectivity services, operates its own end-to-end Eurasian network with unique geographical coverage. The TRANSKZ network stretches across a diverse terrain of more than 15,000 kilometers and interconnects critical markets which are currently underserved territories across the route.

Infinera said the new terrestrial deployment serves as an alternative to subsea cables on the Europe-to-Asia route. Enhanced with the latest-generation equipment, the high-performance network supports three diverse paths of similar lengths from Europe to the border of China via Kazakhstan in partnership with Transtelecom JSC, and offers low-latency and high-capacity services linking all major locations in commercial and financial hubs. Working closely with Infinera, RETN completed the final 4,000 kilometers of the main route in Kazakhstan and deployed services on the long-distance network in less than 30 days, accelerating time to revenue.

“Our network segment from Kazakhstan to the border of China, which we upgraded earlier in 2019 to complete the TRANSKZ network, experiences harsh weather conditions. We also anticipated other potential issues we’ve had to face working in these challenging territories. So, we needed to find the right solution, combined with the technical expertise of RETN engineers, the local partner, and the vendor, to ensure RETN received superior network performance,” said Tony O’Sullivan, COO at RETN. “The Infinera team provided us with the best solution to meet our needs while working closely with our team throughout the entire network deployment. Many years of cooperation have proven Infinera’s solutions to be highly reliable and operate successfully through harsh environmental conditions along very long routes.”

“We are delighted to support RETN with the upgrade of TRANSKZ as they continue to find innovative ways for their customers to meet growing volumes of data coming to and from Europe, China, and beyond,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “With Infinera’s portfolio, network service providers like RETN are set up for success with solutions that are reliable, agile, and scalable to support the bandwidth increases that customers demand.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/RETN-Uses-Infinera-to-Power-New-TRANSKZ-Network-for-Europe-Asia-Connectivity

https://retn.net/

Monday, September 9, 2019

Australia's NBN Co adopts Infinera Transcend network automation

NBN Co, Australia’s wholesale open-access broadband provider, is deploying Infinera’s Transcend software-defined networking (SDN) solution to implement self-healing capabilities across its 60,000-kilometer fiber optic transit network.

Infinera’s SDN-based dynamic service rerouting capabilities for DWDM-based networks allow network operators to restore customer services by automatically rerouting traffic when faults occur.

NBN Co’s network enhancements are based on Infinera’s 7300 multi-haul DWDM platform with Infinera’s Transcend SDN solution spanning several transport layer technologies – such as optical DWDM layers and electrical Optical Data Unit (ODU) switching layers – to provide end-to-end service control and enable SDN-based service control for Infinera’s optical and packet-optical transport portfolio. It also offers open and standards-based RESTful northbound interfaces to provide real-time, programmable multi-layer control to higher-layer controllers and provides a foundation to introduce programmable networking and automation in the NBN Co environment.

NBN Co’s transit network is a backbone network of fiber optic cables that links hubs across Australia to the wider nbn broadband access network that connects homes and businesses. This network moves large aggregate volumes of data between locations, delivering capacity to homes and businesses. The network connects to NBN Co’s 121 points of interconnection (POIs) – typically located at telephone exchanges – which are where phone and internet providers plug their own networks into the NBN Co access network. The reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) technology enhancements introduced on the Infinera 7300 Series Multi-Haul Transport Platform will allow NBN Co to increase its network resiliency and reliability by introducing automatic service restoration capabilities across its transit network.

“The Transcend SDN solution was deployed and integrated with our systems, giving us the capability to increase service availability to some of the most remote locations across Australia,” said NBN Co’s Chief Network Deployment Officer, Kathrine Dyer. “This will give our network increased resiliency and help ensure that our customers get the best possible experience when migrating to NBN Co’s broadband access network.”

“We are delighted to work with NBN Co by providing innovative software and automation solutions that help them overcome the challenges of operating a large nationwide network,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera.

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/NBN-Co-Adopts-Infinera-Transcend-Network-Automation-Solution

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Infographic: Anatomy of a Submarine Network

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Infinera posts revenue of $296 million, cites new Tier-1 wins

Infinera reported GAAP revenue of $296.3 million for its second quarter ended June 29, 2019 compared to $292.7 million in the first quarter of 2019 and $208.2 million in the second quarter of 2018. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 20.7% compared to 22.7% in the first quarter of 2019 and 40.5% in the second quarter of 2018. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (36.6)% compared to (38.2)% in the first quarter of 2019 and (10.4)% in the second quarter of 2018. There was a GAAP net loss for the quarter was $113.7 million, or $(0.64) per share, compared to a net loss of $121.6 million, or $(0.69) per share, in the first quarter of 2019, and net loss of $21.9 million, or  $(0.14) per share, in the second quarter of 2018.

“During the quarter, we significantly enhanced the longer-term position of the New Infinera with strong customer traction led by bookings from several new Tier-1 wins and the initial ramp of a new internet content provider,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “Continued progress on our integration program, which we expect to largely complete in the fourth quarter of 2019, is enabling synergies to track ahead of prior commitments. Based on this foundation, we expect to return to non-GAAP profitability and positive cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2019.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/Infinera-Corporation-Reports-Second-Quarter-2019-Financial-Results

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Infinera appoints Nancy Erba as Chief Financial Officer

Infinera announced the appointment of Nancy Erba as Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance, effective immediately, and her subsequent appointment as Infinera’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 26, 2019. She will replace Brad Feller, who will remain through the end of September.

Previously, Erba was CFO for Immersion Corporation, a recognized leader in the development and licensing of touch feedback technology known as haptics. Prior to Immersion, she held numerous global leadership positions spanning functions and markets at Seagate Technology, a multi-billion dollar data storage company. These roles included Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Division CFO and Vice President of Finance for Strategic Growth Initiatives, and Division CFO and Vice President of Finance of the Consumer Solutions Division. Ms. Erba holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Smith College.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sparkle to build new ULH photonic backbone with Infinera

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, announced plans for a new ultra-long-haul photonic backbone connecting Sicily with major points of presence and data centers in Europe.

Infinera confirmed that its XT-3600 platform will power Sparkle's new "Nibble" network.

Nibble is expected to provide market-leading speeds and low-latency, high-performance, scalable, and guaranteed connectivity services between top European locations. Infinera's XT-3600 enables Sparkle to deliver 100 Gigabit Ethernet cloud-scale services in a compact form factor while automating service activation through Instant Bandwidth.



Sparkle said its new backbone will implement a "Software-defined Bandwidth" model using capacity License to disaggregate the underlying hardware installation from the capacity activation.

Nibble's ultra-performant photonic layer will progressively be integrated with its existing Mediterranean and Balkans networks and with BlueMed, the new multifiber submarine cable linking Palermo and Milan via Genoa, creating a seamless Pan Mediterranean Optical Transport Network.

The first link - planned to go live in summer 2019 - will connect Sparkle’s Sicily Hub in Palermo with Milan Caldera open datacenter; Nibble construction is planned to continue in several phases until the end of 2020 to fully deploy the entire Italian and European footprint and to integrate with the Mediterranean and Balkans networks.

“Sparkle confirms its strong leadership in the European telecom market with a solution that ensures top quality and efficiency standards,” said Mario Di Mauro, Sparkle’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Gigabit Society is demanding faster and more sophisticated capacity services and with the Infinera Instant Network solution we can expand our geographical footprint and satisfy customers’ needs at light speed, investing only in the capacity we need to deploy, where and when we need it.”

“We are pleased to partner with Sparkle, providing Infinite Network solutions that help Sparkle win in its market,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “As bandwidth demands continue to grow, operators seek solutions that can scale capacity and simplify operations. The Infinera XT-3600 is yet another example of how Infinera is transforming transport networks to cloud scale.”

https://www.tisparkle.com/PR_NibbleAnnouncement
http://www.infinera.com

Sparkle announces BlueMed subsea cable - up to 240 Tbps

Sparkle announced plans for a massive subsea cable along the west coast of Italy, linking Genoa and Palermo.

BlueMed will be a multi-fiber cable spanning 1,000 kilometers and with a design capacity of 240 Tbps. It will cross the Tyrrhenian Sea connecting Sparkle’s Sicily Hub open data center in Palermo, which serves eighteen international cables, with Genoa’s new open landing station, directly connected to Milan’s rich digital ecosystem. BlueMed will also include multiple branches within the Tyrrhenian Sea and is set to support further extensions southbound of Sicily.

With a capacity up to 240 Tbps and about 1,000 km long, BlueMed will provide advanced connectivity between Middle East, Africa, Asia and the European mainland hubs with up to 50% latency reduction than existing terrestrial cables connecting Sicily with Milan.

BlueMed is expected to enter service in 2020.

Sparkle also noted that its new open landing station in Genoa is set to become the alternative priority access for other upcoming submarine cables to Europe.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Leaseweb interconnects data centers with Infinera's Groove G30

Leaseweb, which operates 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, has deployed the Infinera Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to interconnect its data centers in North America.

Infinera said its platform was selected by Leaseweb to strengthen its global network, which has a core uptime of 99.999% and a bandwidth capacity of 6 Tbps. In addition to the implementation in North America, Leaseweb Network selected the Infinera Groove platform for deployments in the United Kingdom and Netherlands.

“The Infinera Groove provides the high reliability, flexibility, and security our data centers need,” said Bart van der Sloot, Leaseweb Network Managing Director. “As we grow our data center locations all over the world, our goal is to continue serving as a key business partner in keeping businesses connected, offering them the peace of mind that our network is powered by best-in-class and cutting-edge optical technology.”

“Security and performance in the cloud are valued by virtually every end-user market segment,” said Pete Dale, Vice President, Cloud and Content Sales, Infinera. “Companies like Leaseweb have recognized and capitalized on this trend by expanding their data center footprint on a global basis, leveraging the Groove platform to help deliver the security and performance their customers demand, without sacrificing the flexibility they need to continually adapt to this changing market.”

Monday, June 10, 2019

Infinera demos multi-domain service orchestration for 5G

Infinera and SIAE MICROELETTRONICA completed a test of SDN-enabled service orchestration across integrated IP/MPLS transport and microwave/millimeter-wave transport domains.

The proof-of-concept trial, which was conducted in collaboration with a leading Tier 1 mobile operator, showcased the ability of network operators to simplify and automate multi-domain, multi-vendor operations as mobile networks evolve to support new high-capacity, latency-sensitive 5G services.

The trial featured seamless interworking of the SIAE MICROELETTRONICA SM-DC microwave domain controller, Infinera IP domain controller, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA AGS20 Layer3 microwave platform, Infinera Transcend Orchestrator, and Infinera 8600 Smart Router Series IP/MPLS platforms. Leveraging open, standards-based application programming interfaces, the integrated IP/MPLS and microwave transport solution provided a multi-domain, multi-vendor framework for a wide variety of SDN-enabled service creation and traffic management use cases, including:

  • Network and service discovery and visualization, including discovery of inventory of network elements, link topology (Layers 0-3), and network services (Layers 2-3)
  • End-to-end multi-domain service provisioning, including Layer 2 Ethernet pseudowire and Layer 3 IP virtual private networks over microwave links
  • Closed-loop automation and multi-domain optimization, including the automatic shaping of IP layer traffic based on microwave modulation and bandwidth changes
  • In addition to reducing operational expenses via simplified operations and service provisioning, the integrated solution enables network operators to reduce capital expenses by maximizing the utilization of existing infrastructure as end-user capacity demands scale.

“This solution builds upon our widely deployed Tier 1 edge router solutions and provides an easy way to improve operational efficiencies with an evolutionary approach to SDN migration that leverages existing infrastructure,” said Mikko Hannula, Vice President, Engineering and Product Management at Infinera. “Our joint solution with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA brings a new level of dynamic network optimization to multi-domain, multi-layer, and multi-vendor networks while reinforcing the operational benefits of open networking.”

“This implementation demonstrates how network resources can be addressed to set up services in real time across different transport technologies and network areas,” said Paolo Galbiati, Product Line Management Director at SIAE MICROELETTRONICA. “This is proof of how SDN can really serve operators in shaping their networks and fully exploiting network potential.”

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Infinera posts Q1 revenue of $292.7 million

Infinera reported GAAP revenue of $292.7 million for its first quarter ended March 30, 2019, compared to $332.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 and $202.7 million in the first quarter of 2018. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 22.7% compared to 25.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and 40.5% in the first quarter of 2018. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (38.2)% compared to (34.4)% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and (12.2)% in the first quarter of 2018.

GAAP net loss for the quarter was $121.6 million, or $(0.69) per share, compared to a net loss of $133.5 million, or $(0.76) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, and net loss of $26.3 million, or $(0.17) per share, in the first quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $41.2 million, or $(0.23) per share, compared to a net loss of $44.2 million, or $(0.25) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, and net loss of $7.2 million, or $(0.05) per share, in the first quarter of 2018.

“In the first quarter of 2019, we made significant progress on the integration of our new company and in executing on our committed synergies,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “While a significant deployment did not progress as expected, I am encouraged by the strong bookings outlook we see for second quarter of 2019 and our continued trend of building backlog and engaging with a much larger customer base. We are committed to capitalizing on this momentum and expect to return to non-GAAP profitability in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Separately, Brad Feller, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infinera, informed Infinera of his intention to resign as CFO effective as of a date still to be determined no later than the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Infinera has agreed with Mr. Feller that he will continue to serve as CFO during this transition period while Infinera conducts a search for his successor.

https://www.infinera.com/infinera-reports-first-quarter-2019-financial-results/

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fastweb tests 500G Single-wavelength Connectivity with Infinera

Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, has demonstrated 500G single-wavelength service connectivity in a production network using Infinera’s configurable technology on the Groove platform. The trial spanned over 180 km on Fastweb’s low-latency long-haul backbone network, between Milan and Turin.

Infinera said the 500G single-wavelength trial demonstrated Fastweb’s capability to easily and efficiently scale its infrastructure network to meet the increasing bandwidth demands of its end-user customers. The trial was implemented over Fastweb’s existing optical infrastructure without special amplifiers, tuning, or changes.

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 24 terabits per second, while offering ease of deployment and network investment efficiency.

“Providing our customers with resilient, high-quality, and innovative solutions is in Fastweb’s DNA,” said Andrea Lasagna, Chief Technology Officer, Fastweb. “As the market for high-performance long-haul transport continues to grow at an accelerated pace, a scalable and simple network approach is required to satisfy the growing demand for bandwidth. This trial confirms the outstanding performance provided by Infinera’s innovative solution, which enables us to deliver a best-in-class customer experience at the highest transmission speeds.”

“We are pleased to extend our technology partnership with Fastweb to bring the benefits of cutting-edge coherent optical transmission to their customers,” said Glenn Laxdal, Senior Vice President, Product Line Management, Infinera. “Our ability to introduce higher-speed transmission over existing infrastructures is a key part of our mission to help our customers effectively meet their increasing bandwidth needs.”

Monday, May 6, 2019

Infinera supplies software automation capabilities to Verizon

Infinera will provide new automation technology to Verizon to facilitate the migration of its time-division multiplexing (TDM) network to a new Ethernet-based network. In addition, Infinera said it will integrate its open API- and YANG-driven data model software capabilities with the Verizon Base Network Controller (BNC), enabling full lifecycle automation including install, commission, service provisioning, and control. The overall solution is designed to enable a zero-touch, fully automated, extensible, and programmable infrastructure by leveraging open networking principles and capabilities, including software-defined networking control of multi-vendor elements via open programmable interfaces and model-driven management and operations. The solution supports rapid service activation at the optical layer while reducing parallel proprietary systems.

Infinera said its solution enables visualization of the complete network, the ability to run multiple migration scenarios, and the efficient management of existing customer traffic. The migration provides a scalable solution that can be applied to multiple systems and use cases, including TDM, Ethernet over Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET), and ultra-long haul.

“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.”

“We are pleased to extend our collaboration with Verizon and help them advance their infrastructure network with a software-driven approach to network evolution and next-generation service enablement,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera.

https://www.infinera.com/infinera-software-and-open-networking-solutions-being-used-by-verizon-as-tools-for-automation/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cyxtera deploys Infinera Groove for DCI

Cyxtera Technologies, which operates over 50 data centers in major cities around the world, has deployed the Infinera Groove Network Disaggregation Platform to support delivery of secure and reliable high-speed data center interconnect services.

Cyxtera said Infinera's Groove solution enables it to cost-efficiently scale optical interconnect capacity between its data center facilities within major markets.

“We continue to invest in best-in-class technology that supports the performance and security requirements of enterprise-grade connectivity,” said Damion Lackamp, Senior Director, Interconnection Products at Cyxtera Technologies. “As we expand our data center facilities, the Infinera Groove solution provides the capacity, efficiency and security to boost the performance of our network infrastructure in a highly compact form factor.”

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Indonesia's Axiata expands with Infinera

XL Axiata is expanding its South Sumatra terrestrial network and its Singapore-to-Jakarta subsea network via B2JS (Jakarta-Bangka-Batam-Singapore) with the Infinera XTC platform, leveraging Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4).

XL Axiata is one of Indonesia’s leading telecommunication service providers, offering an array of innovative products and services, ranging from voice, SMS and value-added services to mobile data, covering more than 94 percent of the population throughout Indonesia. The XL Axiata transport infrastructure spans over 45,000 kilometers of fiber optics. The Infinera solution, delivered in collaboration with local partner Lintas Teknologi, ensures XL Axiata is ready to offer capacity with speed and efficiency, as demanded by its customers, today and as its network evolves to 5G.

“As one of Southeast Asia’s largest economies, modernizing the network in Indonesia to ensure 5G-readiness is a priority,” said Ms. Yessie Dianty Yosetya, CTO at XL Axiata. “Our partnership with Infinera and Lintas Teknologi has been critical to help us achieve this milestone. Further, the performance of Infinera’s ICE4 solution for this subsea and terrestrial network upgrade enables the delivery of cloud-scale capacity that is simple and operationally efficient, with the benefit of intelligent Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching that accelerates our ability to deliver services faster.”

“Cloud scale and 5G both represent bandwidth-thirsty markets that require leading-edge optical engines and scalable platforms that are easy to operate,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Our partnership with XL Axiata and Lintas Teknologi to build a state-of-the-art optical network in Southeast Asia reinforces our commitment to bringing leading technology that delivers on capacity, reliability and innovation all over the world.”

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