Showing posts with label Infinera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infinera. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 upgrades with Infinera

The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium has selected Infinera’s ICE6 coherent 800G solution to increase its submarine network capacity and provide diverse, resilient connectivity across European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern markets. 

AAE-1’s submarine upgrade will more than double the current capacity, providing in excess of 100 Tb/s, resulting in the largest-scale submarine upgrade in history.

AAE-1’s cable system spans 25,000 kilometers of submarine and terrestrial networks, connecting 19 countries led by a consortium of 19 leading operators. Unlike any other cable system in the world, AAE-1 terminates at two points of presence in Singapore for enhanced route diversity and is the only next-generation cable that extends farther into Asia via diverse terrestrial routes across Thailand to provide connectivity to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Hong Kong. 

“AAE1 is a significant cable system. As international connections become increasingly important and capacity demand continues to rise, it is vital that we upgrade our system with the industry’s most innovative, advanced optical transmission technology,” said Giuseppe Sini, Chairman of AAE-1 Management Committee.“The deployment of Infinera’s ICE6 solution will mark a historic milestone as the largest submarine upgrade in history.”

“AAE-1’s deployment of Infinera’s ICE6 solution across its 25,000-km network is a huge undertaking and accomplishment not many technology companies could achieve,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “Infinera is proud to deliver innovative solutions that offer seamless integration, scalable capacity, and value to network operators like AAE-1, and to help our customers deliver vital services to their customers with scale and efficiency.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/aae-1-consortium-selects-infinera-ice6-for-largest-scale-upgrade

AAE-1 subsea cable doubles capacity with Infinera

The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1), which operates one of the largest subsea cable systems in the world, recently completed a significant upgrade with Infinera.  The upgrade, which is based on Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology and Instant Bandwidth capability, enabled AAE-1 to double the capacity on its intercontinental network while reducing total cost of ownership and increasing service agility...


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

GlobalConnect Carrier deploys Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine over 3rd party line system

GlobalConnect Carrier has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 technology across its live international long-haul network using GlobalConnect’s existing third-party line system.

Leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, GlobalConnect achieved error-free transmission at 800G over 770 km on its international backbone between Stockholm and Malmö.

Infinera notes that GlobalConnect has also leveraged ICE6 over its Swedish national backbone network, which uses Infinera’s XTM Series metro and regional packet optical platform.

“GlobalConnect continues its rapid acceleration of digitizing Northern Europe and selecting technology vendors with innovative advancements to help us meet the needs of our customers,” said Martin Højriis Kristensen, Market Director at GlobalConnect Carrier. “This achievement with Infinera marks a key milestone for us as we continue to upgrade our network. With technologies like ICE6, Infinera will continue to play a key role in our network evolution.”

“Delivering open optical solutions is a foundation of Infinera’s innovative technology, and we are pleased to demonstrate this on GlobalConnect’s live international and national backbone networks,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s industry-leading ICE6 technology is deployed worldwide over a variety of existing line systems to provide network operators like GlobalConnect open, scalable, and flexible services to meet growing bandwidth demands regardless of the installed optical line system.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/globalconnect-carrier-delivers-high-speed-800g-transmission-with-infineras-ice6-technology

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Infinera posts Q1 revenue of $338.9 million

Infinera reported GAAP revenue for Q1 2022 of $338.9 million compared to $400.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $330.9 million in the first quarter of 2021. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 32.9% compared to 35.6% in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 35.4% in the first quarter of 2021. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was (10.8)% compared to (2.5)% in the fourth quarter of 2021 and (7.0)% in the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(14.0) million, or $(0.07) per share, compared to net income of $5.7 million, or $0.03 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2021, and $(5.5) million, or $(0.03) per share, in the first quarter of 2021.

Infinera CEO David Heard said, “Demand in our fiscal first quarter was quite strong, with double digit year-over-year growth in bookings and record backlog. We won multiple new customer deals at a faster pace and of a larger magnitude than originally expected. However, the suspension of our operations in Russia late in the quarter and the supply chain impact from delayed customer project completions and elevated costs each muted our revenue and margin.”

“In the quarter, we achieved additional success milestones in our 8x4x1 strategy as we ramped ICE6 and began producing key elements of our pluggables ahead of schedule, which is critical to the future expansion of our addressable market and margins. We feel confident that our recent wins, record backlog and focused execution set us up for achieving improved revenue growth and margins in the second half of the year.”

http://www.infinera.com

Monday, March 28, 2022

PCCW Global doubles capacity on PEACE cable with Infinera

PCCW Global has completed a significant upgrade on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat using Infinera’s ICE technology. PCCW Global now offers network operators the ability to significantly increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fiber routes.

By leveraging Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, PCCW Global is able to reach individual wavelength speeds of 650 Gbps resulting in more capacity, with less hardware, and providing up to 25 terabits per fiber pair. 

Mr. Haitham Zahran, Vice President of EMEA Subsea Cable Systems, PCCW Global, said, “The PEACE cable system is the highest-performing open cable system connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. By collaborating with Infinera to upgrade our network segment to increase fiber capacity, we are able to offer customers industry-leading innovation that provides the most reliability and highest capacity fiber pair available.”

Mr. Nick Walden, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Infinera, said, “Infinera’s subsea solutions have historically provided network operators the greatest amount of value from their fiber assets using innovative, industry-leading technology. Infinera’s ICE solution enables PCCW Global to offer network operators open, scalable and flexible services to meet the region’s growing bandwidth demands.”

https://www.infinera.com

Germany's Hetzner Online Deploys Infinera’s ICE6

Hetzner Online, a leading web hosting and data center operator in Germany, is using Infinera’s ICE6 solution on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform to offer new 400 GbE services across its network to meet the surging bandwidth demands of its customers.

Infinera said the deployment doubled capacity for Hetzner Online, which ranks as one of the largest data center operators in Europe with hundreds of thousands of servers in operation. With ICE6, Hetzner Online can efficiently provide 3 x 400 GbE services between any two points in its network using a single ICE6 optical engine running 2 x 600 Gb/s wavelengths. 

“Keeping up with the relentless growth in bandwidth of our customers is a critical aspect of being a leading provider of hosting services,” said Martin Fritzsche, Head of Network, Hetzner Online. “With ICE6’s industry-leading performance, we have been able to double the capacity of our network to meet the unpredictable data center interconnection needs of our customers in Germany and beyond.”

 “Infinera’s high-performance ICE6 solution continues to meet the demands of rapid bandwidth growth driven by cloud services, providing operators like Hetzner Online the ability to maximize their network infrastructure by utilizing the greatest capacity at the greatest reach, resulting in a cost-effective and spectrally efficient solution,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “We are pleased to continue to support Hetzner Online in providing its customers with industry-leading services.”



Wednesday, March 23, 2022

GBI deploys Infinera’s ICE Optical Engines

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity, and content enabler, deployed Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology across its submarine and terrestrial networks serving the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  The upgrade has enabled GBI to launch new initiatives like its Capacity Protection Program and prepare for major events like the World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar later this year.

Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform has enabled GBI to launch its Capacity Protection Program, which seeks to provide customers with increased protection and optimize both the restoration and repair processes, as well as take a proactive approach to fault prediction and detection. Launched earlier this year, GBI’s program will provide billions of international viewers with a seamless viewing experience of the world’s largest football competition.

“GBI operates significant subsea and terrestrial networks in the Middle East and globally, providing their customers with industry-leading network services,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “By deploying Infinera’s high-capacity coherent optical transmission solutions on their Smart Network, GBI is able to increase network capacity and deliver new services to their customers. We are delighted to support GBI and their customers throughout the Middle East and globally.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/gbi-deploys-infinera-ice-optical-engines

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Zayo carries 800G wavelength over 1,044km

Zayo has deployed the world’s longest known terrestrial 800G optical wavelength in a commercial network — 1,044.51 km along a fiber route stretching from Springville, Utah to Reno, Nevada. The transmission is powered by Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology.

In recent months, Zayo has been making major investments in the company’s fiber network throughout North America and Western Europe, including 31 high-capacity, 400G-enabled long-haul routes and its first production interstate 800G wave in the United States. 

“Zayo continues to achieve what wasn’t previously possible as part of our efforts to provide best-in-class connectivity services and enable our customers’ growth,” said Aaron Werley, Vice President of Lit Networks at Zayo. “We look to the goals of our customers to inform our evolution, and the demand for 800G is being driven by a need for more bandwidth at higher line rates, all while leveraging the cost-effectiveness of high-capacity wavelengths covering longer distances. We are grateful to both our partners at Infinera, whose hardware solutions pushed the limits, and our outstanding Zayo team members who helped make this accomplishment possible.”

“At Infinera, our vision is a connected world with unlimited bandwidth for everyone — everywhere, always, and instantly,” said Tom Burns, General Manager of Infinera’s Optical Modules & Coherent Solutions Group. “We have built our company on a history of challenging conventional thinking and reimagining the telecommunications industry to power the modern enterprise. There’s no better way to demonstrate a commitment to innovation than chasing and breaking world records in network connectivity. This is a groundbreaking moment and we are proud to have partnered with Zayo to make history.”

http://www.zayo.com

Zayo lays out its 400G upgrade plan

Zayo announced the planned deployment of thirty-one high capacity, 400G-enabled long haul routes across North America and Western Europe. The significant network update is expected through Q1 of 2022. Up to 800G transmission will be available in select areas as Zayo deploys significant speed enhancements in anticipation of future network needs.“400G is rapidly becoming the prevailing requirement for networks and Zayo is breaking new ground with its...


Thursday, March 10, 2022

What's hot at OFC22? Coherent Optical Engines


Think of the enormous optical capacity enabled by coherent optical engines, says Tim Doiron, Senior Director, Solution Marketing, Infinera.



Monday, March 7, 2022

Infinera intros ICE-XR Pluggables and Open Optical toolkit

Infinera expects to begin trials later this year of its first suite of intelligent coherent optical pluggable solutions capable of supporting both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications. Commercial availability of the Infinera ICE-XR pluggable is anticipated in the first half of 2023. The company also introduced its Open Optical Toolkit, a new suite of open optical automation solutions designed to enable network operators to leverage the power of coherent optical technology in any platform across any optical infrastructure.

Infinera says its ICE-XR pluggables will enable dramatic network simplification across a range of topologies including regional to metro, DCI, and access, yielding as much as 70% reduction in network costs. 

Infinera’s ICE-XR pluggables will initially include 400G, 200G, and 100G options in industry-standard CFP2 and QSFP-DD form factors to enable ease of deployment in a wide variety of networking devices. 

With 0 dBm launch power and low out-of-band noise, ICE-XR pluggables are optimized for seamless deployment over a wide variety of network infrastructures, including colorless/directionless fixed- and flexible-grid ROADM networks. Infinera’s ICE-XR also introduces a new level of intelligence into a pluggable solution, integrating system-level functionality onto a pluggable. This combination enables end-to-end visibility, accelerated service activation, and traditional optical system-level control even when deployed in non-traditional optical networking equipment.

Infinera’s Open Optical Toolkit is a suite of automation solutions that enable network operators to maintain a seamless operational experience as optical networks become increasingly open and heterogenous, with coherent optical engines from numerous suppliers deployed in a wider variety of network platforms such as routers, switches, compute platforms, and mobile radios. The Open Optical Toolkit includes Open Wave Manager (OWM), a modular software application designed to enable network operators to seamlessly deploy and operate coherent optical engines from any supplier over any optical line system. OWM will expand the choices for network operators, ensuring that they can choose from the best-in-class coherent optical technology to meet their specific application needs.

Infinera’s Open Optical Toolkit also includes Infinera’s Intelligent Pluggables Manager (IPM). IPM is part of an open and collaborative approach to the management of coherent pluggable optics defined by the Open XR Forum. This approach decouples the management of optical engines from the host platform, ensuring a seamless operational experience with any optical engine deployed in any host platform. This approach also promotes independent innovation cycles between the host platform and the optical engine.

“Infinera’s suite of vertically integrated ICE-XR intelligent coherent pluggables and Open Optical Toolkit offer network operators both unique networking capabilities and innovative software applications to dramatically simplify their network and enable seamless operation,” said Tom Burns, General Manager of Optical Modules & Coherent Solutions Group at Infinera. “This type of holistic approach to coherent optical networking will play a critical role in enabling our customers to efficiently roll out next-generation services including 5G, enhanced broadband, and cloud-based services.”

Infinera’s Open Optical Toolkit’s suite of automation solutions is planned to be generally available the second half of the year.

https://www.infinera.com

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Windstream Wholesale and Infinera develop Node-on-a-Blade

Windstream Wholesale will transform its optical network infrastructure using an innovative Node-on-a-Blade jointly pioneered by Infinera and Windstream.

The companies describe Node-on-a-Blade as the next evolution of ROADM-based solutions that will provide a more advanced and cost-effective approach to optical networking enabling deployment across a wider variety of network locations. Advanced capabilities include a coherent optical channel monitor and a coherent probe.

“Node-on-a-Blade technology will be a powerful tool in the evolution and transformation of optical networks,” said Ron Johnson, general manager, optical systems and network solutions group at Infinera. “Infinera is excited to work with Windstream to usher in a new era of optical networking capabilities and the services this new architecture will enable.”

“Networks and service offerings need to transform to provide better support for hyperscale customers as initiatives like distributed computing evolve,” said Art Nichols, vice president of architecture and technology at Windstream. “Key technologies such as Node-on-a-Blade and innovative partners like Infinera will be instrumental in enabling Windstream’s ICON vision to better support continued edge traffic growth and introduce a new class of hyperscale optimized network services that will provide unique value to our customers.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/windstream-wholesale-partners-with-infinera-to-build-next-generation-optical-infrastructure

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Infinera's ICE6 Turbo enables 4 x 400 GbE long-haul services

Infinera is rolling out a performance-optimized configuration of its 1.6T (2 x 800G) ICE6 coherent optical engine.

Infinera's ICE6 Turbo, which is produced in Infinera’s in-house, U.S.-based fabrication center, is the industry’s first coherent optical solution that can operate above 100 Gbaud.  This enables network operators to support 4 x 400 GbE services using a single optical engine across long-haul distances and 3 x 400 GbE services across ultra-long-haul distances, driving down the cost per bit of delivering high-speed optical services. ICE6 Turbo will be available in both C- and L-band variants.

Infinera said its ICE6 Turbo solution leverages the capabilities of the company’s unique monolithic indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology. The new benchmark for optical performance set by ICE6 Turbo is enabled by the holistic co-design of the various optical engine components and pioneering optical networking features including second-generation Nyquist subcarriers, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS), dynamic bandwidth allocation, and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) gain sharing.

“ICE6 Turbo builds on Infinera’s heritage of delivering innovative optical solutions that provide meaningful value for our customers,” said Ron Johnson, General Manager of Infinera’s Optical Systems & Network Solutions Group. “ICE6 Turbo further pushes the boundaries of optical performance, enabling our customers to rapidly scale their networks with industry-leading economics.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/infinera-ice6-gets-a-turbo-charge

Fastweb carries 600 Gbps wavelength across 1,372km with Infinera

Fastweb, one of the main telecom providers in Italy, completed a single-wavelength service connectivity speed trial of 600 Gb/s across its network, including the Milan-Bari optical route spanning 1,372 kilometers. The trial used Infinera’s fifth-generation ICE6 800G technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform. Infinera said its ICE6 solution enabled Fastweb to increase network capacity by up to two times. The ICE6 solution features...

Telia Carrier picks Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution for global network

Telia Carrier has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution for Telia Carrier’s global network after completing a successful trial of the technology on Telia Carrier’s live number-one-ranked global network, AS1299. The decision to deploy Infinera’s ICE6 comes after a field validation trial on the 2,396-km link in the U.S. between Denver and Chicago. The trial was performed using Infinera’s innovative ICE6 technology over an existing third-party...

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Infinera reports revenue of $403 million, up 13% yoy, record bookings

Infinera reported revenue of $400.3 million (GAAP) for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 25, 2021. This compares to $355.8 million in the third quarter of 2021 and $353.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 35.6% compared to 33.2% in the third quarter of 2021 and 35.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(33.1) million, or $(0.16) per share, compared to $(53.8) million, or $(0.26) per share, in the third quarter of 2021, and $(9.9) million, or $(0.05) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $5.7 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net loss of $(3.0) million, or $(0.01) per share, in the third quarter of 2021, and a net income of $16.7 million, or $0.13 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Infinera CEO David Heard said, “Q4 was a pivotal quarter for us. We achieved record revenue and bookings for the company, and exited the year with substantial backlog. Our strong performance in the quarter was the perfect way to wrap-up 2021, a year in which we strengthened our portfolio, bolstered our management team, accelerated growth and expanded margins.”

“Looking ahead to 2022, we intend to build on the foundation we established in 2021,” continued Heard. “The demand drivers fueling our business are robust. While we expect the industry-wide supply chain challenges to remain intense through at least the first half of the year, we are focused on driving 8-12% revenue growth in 2022 and delivering on our longer-term target business model.”

An investor presentation is online.

https://investors.infinera.com/news/news-details/2022/Infinera-Corporation-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-and-Fiscal-2021-Financial-Results-dacea9d26/default.aspx

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Arelion brings 800G capacity to 1623 Farnam data center in Omaha

Arelion, the newly rebranded Telia Carrier, has upgraded its network capacity and capabilities at 1623 Farnam's interconnected edge data center in Omaha, Nebraska. 

The network expansion also enables access to Arelion's new multi-terabit optical fiber route, which delivers high-capacity bandwidth from Chicago to Denver and leverages Infinera's ICE6 800G coherent transponder technology. 

The new route utilizes transponder systems with coherent lasers and detectors capable of transmitting 800G waves across the system, which can be broken down into smaller bandwidth interfaces such as 400G, 100G, and 10G according to customer capacity requirements. 

1623 Farnam said its robust connectivity ecosystem, strategically centralized location in Omaha, and an array of trusted data center services, helps tenants in the data center utilize the latest technologies with competitive commercial costs and a greater availability by avoiding supply chain challenges using multiple supplier options on the open line system.

"Customers that are looking to digitally transform need ample network capacity for their applications and systems to thrive — and it's clear we have a tremendous amount of capacity in Omaha. At 1623 Farnam, we're proud to offer access to Arelion's leading global backbone," comments Todd Cushing, President, for 1623 Farnam. "Many vendors are dealing with 25-30 week lead times, and people don't have that kind of time anymore. We have the capacity available and ready to go. As an edge expert and a connectivity connoisseur, we're glad that we can continue to improve our ecosystem with wonderful partners and tenants, creating a rising tide that lifts all boats."

https://www.1623farnam.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Fastweb carries 600 Gbps wavelength across 1,372km with Infinera

Fastweb, one of the main telecom providers in Italy, completed a single-wavelength service connectivity speed trial of 600 Gb/s across its network, including the Milan-Bari optical route spanning 1,372 kilometers. The trial used Infinera’s fifth-generation ICE6 800G technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform. 

Infinera said its ICE6 solution enabled Fastweb to increase network capacity by up to two times. The ICE6 solution features probabilistic constellation shaping and digital Nyquist subcarrier technology with dual-carrier super-channels, enabling successful transmission of 1.2 Tb/s signals on the Milan-Bari route. The combination of these technologies improves Fastweb’s spectral efficiency and boosts existing capacity on its current Infinera flexible-grid backbone network.

Fastweb has now selected Infinera’s ICE6 solution to enhance its backbone network and is poised to launch new 400 Gigabit Ethernet services across its existing infrastructure. 

“Sustaining the digital transformation efforts of enterprises and meeting our customers’ need is our primary objective,” said Marco Arioli, Technology Officer, Fastweb. “We are constantly looking to improve our infrastructure to ensure we can always provide our customers with the highest bandwidth and best-quality services they need to be successful. ICE6 is a significant step forward for us, substantially increasing the capacity of our network with a smooth upgrade path and enabling us to keep up with the relentless demand for increased capacity of unpredictable bandwidth-hungry events.”

“Infinera’s ICE6 solution enables network operators to meet the demands of rapid bandwidth growth by providing the greatest capacity at the greatest reach, resulting in the most cost-effective and spectrally efficient solution,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “We are pleased to continue to support Fastweb’s upgrade of its network infrastructure to meet today’s growing bandwidth demands.”

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Telia Carrier picks Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution for global network

Telia Carrier has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution for Telia Carrier’s global network after completing a successful trial of the technology on Telia Carrier’s live number-one-ranked global network, AS1299. 

The decision to deploy Infinera’s ICE6 comes after a field validation trial on the 2,396-km link in the U.S. between Denver and Chicago. The trial was performed using Infinera’s innovative ICE6 technology over an existing third-party line system. In the trial, Telia Carrier was able to achieve transmission speeds of 600G and spectral efficiency of 5.33 bits/s/Hz, resulting in a fiber capacity increase of at least 50 percent compared to the previous generation of transponders. 

"As a pioneer in deployment of open optical line technologies across the globe, deploying ICE6 on our network will be yet another example of how open and disaggregated networking works and allows for greater efficiency and agility,” said Andrew Haynes, COO at Telia Carrier. “Innovative solutions like Infinera’s ICE6 demonstrate the ability to achieve vast improvement across our optical network, from high-performance, high-speed transmission capacity to increased cost-efficiencies. Deploying ICE6 will enable us to introduce best-in-class technologies and infrastructure capabilities for our customers."

"Telia Carrier’s embracing of open optical networking enables them to always be able to take advantage of the best technologies to create differentiated value for their customers," said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. "In this case, they were able to leverage the industry-leading performance of Infinera’s ICE6 technology over their existing third-party line system to quickly and cost-effectively increase capacity and deliver new services to meet the ever-increasing connectivity needs of their global customers."

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/telia-carrier-selects-infinera-ice6-800g-coherent-technology-as-part-of-its-global-expansion

Monday, November 8, 2021

Brazil's G8 deploys Infinera for long-haul DWDM

G8 Telecommunications (G8), which operates long-haul and regional networks in Brazil, has deployed Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform on its long-haul DWDM network to increase network capacity to meet the growing needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies. 

G8 has more than 3,000 km of fiber across statess including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.

Infinera’s GX G30 platform can be deployed with a 1.2 terabit transponder with individual channels up to 600 Gbps per lambda and the ability to scale to 2.4 terabits in a single rack unit. Infinera says its compact modular solution enables G8 to rapidly modernize its network infrastructure to quickly deliver high optical performance on demand.

“Infinera’s GX solutions provide us with robust solutions that deliver the high capacity we’re looking for on long-distance spans with ease and reliability and seamless operations in existing optical line systems,” said Rogério Fernandes, CTO at G8 Telecommunications. “Deploying Infinera’s solutions on our network doubles the capacity we’re able to offer today across all distances, setting us up for success against our competitors.”

“We are pleased to work closely with G8 and our partner Arsitec to modernize G8’s networks to provide its customers with reliable, high-capacity services to meet the growing bandwidth needs in the region,” said Alexandre Salomão, Infinera Country Manager for Brazil. “By deploying Infinera’s innovative solutions, G8 is well-positioned to deliver fast service activation to its customers and remain competitive in the market.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/broadband-internet-service-provider-in-brazil-increases-network-capacity-with-infinera

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

stc to deploy Infinera's ICE6 on submarine cables

stc will deploy Infinera’s ICE6 800G-capable technology on its submarine cable networks enabling new regional and international connectivity services in the Middle East.

This project will expand stc’s international network, using Infinera’s ICE6 800G-capable technology and GX Series Compact Modular Platform. These development projects will increase the capacity of the international network by 10-fold based on initial design capacity.

“With rapid increase in demand and the requirement to accelerate and strengthen connectivity between Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Europe, Infinera’s 800G submarine network solution will enable us to meet the exponential growth of international connectivity while improving reliability,” said Mohammed A. Alabbadi, stc, Chief Wholesale Officer. “ICE6 will also enable the expansion and diversification of cloud services in the region and around the world, and this technology is ideal for our upcoming projects 2Africa and Saudi Vision Cable.”

“stc’s selection of Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform featuring ICE6 technology sets them up for success to meet growing bandwidth demands in the Middle East. ICE6 provides stc with the greatest spectral efficiency and best overall economics, which will enable stc to deliver on critical projects in the region,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “This initiative will pave the way for new and exciting digital opportunities throughout the Middle East.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/stc-expands-its-network-through-an-agreement-with-infinera-to-adopt-ice6-technology-with-capacities-of-up-to-800g

Infinera posts Q3 revenue of $355.8 million

Infinera reported Q3 2021 GAAP revenue of $355.8 million compared to $338.2 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $340.2 million in the third quarter of 2020.

GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 33.2% compared to 35.6% in the second quarter of 2021 and 31.8% in the third quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(3.0) million, or $(0.01) per share, compared to net loss of $(6.0) million, or $(0.03) per share, in the second quarter of 2021, and a net loss of $(0.8) million, or $(0.01) per share, in the third quarter of 2020.

Infinera CEO David Heard said, “Q3 was a strong quarter for us, with revenue coming in ahead of the mid-point of our outlook range and both non-GAAP gross margin and operating margin exceeding the high-end of our outlook range. We delivered these results against a challenging supply chain environment and ended the quarter with record backlog. The demand drivers fueling our business are robust and we remain focused on executing our strategy with an enhanced leadership team. Having refreshed our portfolio, we are ramping our ICE6 products and achieving greater market traction. Based on this foundation, I remain confident in our ability to deliver on our financial goals for 2021 and our longer-term target business model.”

https://investors.infinera.com/overview/default.aspx

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Telstra deploys Infinera’s Coherent 800G across 2,940-km subsea cable

Telstra has deployed Infinera’s coherent 800G solution across a dispersion-managed subsea cable between Hong Kong and Singapore, a segment that spans 2,940 kilometers.

The deployment uses Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology on its GX Series Compact Modular Platform, enabling a 45% increase in capacity over previous-generation technology and 20 times the original design capacity of the cable.

Infinera said its ICE6 solution, which offers highly granular baud rate configuration, long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS), and Nyquist subcarriers, helps network providers to get the most out of their dispersion-managed subsea cables.

“Telstra designed and deployed its dispersion-managed cable, EAC-2A1, long before coherent transmission was developed. The success of our ICE6 trial illustrates that we can successfully upgrade our existing cable systems to meet growing bandwidth demands,” said David Robertson, Executive International Networks & IT at Telstra. “This success was the driving force behind selecting ICE6. With Infinera’s 800G solution, we can significantly increase capacity on all segments of our network across our new modern and legacy cables globally. Building new cables is expensive so getting the most out of them using the latest technology means we can meet our customers’ ever-increasing capacity and resilience needs at the right price point.”


“The success of this trial with Telstra and its decision to deploy ICE6 emphasize the innovative technology, capability, and value of ICE6, which demonstrated its ability to deliver scalable capacity across a challenging legacy cable,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “As subsea operators look to protect their subsea network infrastructure investment, deploying proven solutions that quickly and cost-effectively enable accelerated service turn-up will be critical to meet increasing customer demands.

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/telstra-deploys-infinera-coherent-800g-solution-across-dispersion-managed-subsea-cable

Monday, September 20, 2021

Globe leverages Infinera's Auto-Lambda optics

Globe Telecom has deployed Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution, featuring autotuneable optics, to upgrade its existing 4G access and aggregation networks in the Philippines.

Globe is the leading mobile network operator in the Philippines and offers one of the largest fixed line and broadband networks in the country. 

Infinera describes the installation as the industry’s first widescale deployment of autotuneable optics over sophisticated amplified ring architectures.

Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution enables Globe to plug autotuneable DWDM optics directly into its existing aggregation and access nodes, allowing its network to automatically tune each of the optical signals to the appropriate wavelength, which significantly simplifies deployment while increasing capacity.

“In today’s environment, our customers are always online and want unhindered access and capacity. As one of the leading telecom services in the Philippines, we seek the best technology to support our nation’s connectivity needs,” said Jaeson Evangelista, Head Transport Planning at Globe Telecom. “Our network requires a solution that is easy to deploy and scalable to meet the increasing capacity needs of our customers. We chose Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution because it provides the innovation and benefits our network needs, from operational simplicity and ease of deployment to cost savings and eliminating the need for new networking hardware. Additionally, Infinera’s autotuneable optics provide a unique solution that enables DWDM upgrades directly into third-party devices in our network, making installation and deployment easy for our engineers.”

“Globe has a rich legacy in the Philippines for its telecommunication services and providing the country with unmatched connectivity,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Globe’s deployment of Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution highlights the benefits provided by Infinera’s innovation, including autotuneable optics that provide high-capacity access and aggregation DWDM networks without an extensive overhaul to an operator’s existing network infrastructure.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/globe-telecom-upgrades-network-for-5g-with-infinera-auto-lambda-solution