Following a tough third quarter, optical transport provider Infinera has announced a restructuring plan that it hopes will return the company to profitability next year.
SUNNYVALE, CA – Infinera, the leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network, deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 to expand their delivery capacity for streaming videos. More than 100 million Netflix members in over 190 countries enjoy 125 million hours of streaming TV shows and movies per day.
Infinera has set two industry milestones for advanced coherent technologies that take the capacity of optical transport networks to the next level: 100Gbaud transmission and 1024-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation).
Optical networking is becoming smarter. Guesstimates and offline calculations are on their way out; to be replaced by real-time computation and machine learning applied to ‘big data’ generated by the network itself, which can be used to optimise performance in ways that weren’t possible before.
At OFC 2017, Infinera (booth 3259) will demonstrate its latest packet-optical products for long-haul, metro and cloud networks, including those based on the company’s Infinite Capacity Engine, the first multi-terabit optoelectronic subsystem, delivering the next step function in transport networking performance.
Infinera has expanded its mobile fronthaul and backhaul product ranges to support the stringent performance requirements of mobile operators as their networks advance towards 5G. The new products include flexponders for mobile fronthaul and a new EMXP Access Unit for mobile backhaul, which extends the capabilities of the XTM Series platform.
Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement
Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances
Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission
ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.