Innovative Technologies Reduce Latency
SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 21, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) unveiled today a set of low latency solutions for carriers and enterprises to enable customers to deploy networks that reduce latency to extremely low levels to support the needs of business and financial applications where nanoseconds count.
The Infinera low-latency solution includes a set of technologies and products that is designed to help service providers and enterprises alike with their end-to-end optical transport network requirements in both Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) environments. The Infinera toolkit builds on the features of Infinera's unique photonic integrated circuits (PICs), adding features like innovative dispersion compensation technology, native wavelengths, and network design strategies to optimize the network for latency. The use of Infinera's PICs and GMPLS-powered network operating system is designed to deliver greater reliability and resiliency than in traditional optical networks based on discrete components.
Colt Technology Services owns and operates an exceptional European network connecting customer sites in 34 cities and 19 data centers in 13 countries. Colt Technology Services have introduced a range of services to support their Colt Fastnet Ultra proposition aimed at low latency customers, including transport over their state of the art Infinera low-latency network. Colt is investing to expand and increment their Infinera low-latency network during the next quarter. "Today, every electronic financial transaction is a race and there are no silver medals -- the winner takes all in just a few milliseconds. Technology is enabling the new trading opportunities and strategies and is now emerging as a true differentiator for organizations, hence our introduction of the Colt Fastnet Ultra family of services," said Terry Quigley, head of Industry Practices in Colt Technology Services' Major Enterprise Division. "With our Infinera network, Colt is ideally positioned to support global financial institutions in winning the liquidity race. We have invested in the technology to ensure latency is reliable and optimized for our customers and we have the service level agreements (SLAs) to support our offerings. We are also working closely with customers to determine the best location or 'center of gravity' for their trading systems, which will enable them to optimize their connections to the various different exchanges and MTFs."
Native Wavelengths for Speed Infinera has optimized its entire product family of long-haul and metro systems for low-latency applications. With conventional DWDM technology, a higher wavelength speed may not necessarily translate into lower latency. Optical functions, electrical processing, and other factors can introduce latency at any bit rate. Infinera's low-latency solutions take into consideration several contributing factors towards end-to-end latency, and are engineered to sub-microsecond granularity to optimize the total solution for delivering information across the optical network in as little time as possible.
"When seeking to eliminate microseconds or nanoseconds of latency from an optical transport network, a careful re-architecting of the network design is required to minimize the end-to-end contribution from both optics and electronics," said Chris Liou, Infinera Vice-President, Network Strategy. "Infinera has developed low-latency solutions that rely on the optimal mix of our range of products and technologies to deliver solutions that will give our customers a speed advantage in the marketplace."
Infinera's digital architecture is well-known for enabling rapid deployment, fast provisioning, and simple and quick operations. Infinera's GMPLS-powered network operating system ensures quick and easy route planning and provisioning. Infinera's low-latency solutions deliver all the benefits of Infinera's digital operations including outstanding reliability.
On April 26th, Infinera and Colt are coming together to speak at an industry conference in New York City, titled UItra High Performance Technologies for the Financial Markets. Infinera's Chris Liou and Colt's Nicolas de Vanssay will speak on the technologies and services that deliver low-latency networks. Infinera representatives will be on hand to provide an explanation of the features and capabilities of Infinera's end-to-end solution at Booth #114. Press and analysts are invited to arrange a meeting by contacting the Infinera representatives below.
About Infinera Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide customers with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including that the Infinera toolkit optimizes the network for latency; that the use of Infinera's PICs and GMPLS-powered network operating system is designed to deliver greater reliability and resiliency than in traditional optical networks based on discrete components; that Infinera has developed low-latency solutions that rely on the optimal mix of our range of products and technologies to deliver solutions that will give our customers a speed advantage in the marketplace; that Infinera's digital architecture is well-known for enabling rapid deployment, fast provisioning, and simple and quick operations; and that Infinera's low-latency transport solutions receive the same level of customer service, ease of use and network reliability. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact any of the group's business are set forth in their annual reports on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2010, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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