SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - March 04, 2014) - Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, today introduced new solutions for service providers planning to simplify the operation of multi-layer transport networks through increased automation. Multi-layer transport networks blend the efficiency of digital switching with the scale of optical switching to create the communication foundation of cloud-based services and the Internet. The new solution includes the industry's first super-channel FlexROADM (reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexer), the first standards based multi-layer control plane for spectrum switched optical networks (SSON) and the first 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) flexible-grid super-channels. The combination of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform with these new solutions uniquely enables multi-layer automation of Intelligent Transport Networks.
"At Telefonica I+D we continuously explore innovative technologies to help create the communication services of the future," said Juan Fernandez-Palacios at Telefonica I+D lab. "Our successful testing of the innovative FlexROADM helped shape the solution Infinera is announcing today. This is one example of how Telefonica I+D collaborates with technology innovators like Infinera to shape the next generation of optical networks."
"Infinera continues to drive innovation in the optical communications industry," said Ron Kline, Principal Analyst at Ovum. "Adding super-channel FlexROADM capabilities to its unique photonic integrated circuit based architecture deepens the company's differentiation. A unified control plane with multi-layer automation provides needed flexibility at a time when communications service providers really need it."
These new solutions for the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network make it easier for operators to automate the digital switching and the optical transport layers of their multi-terabit transport networks:
- Super-Channel FlexROADM for Scalable Optical Switching. Infinera's converged switching capabilities have been enhanced to feature a new, purpose-built super-channel FlexROADM. The FlexROADM is colorless, directionless and contention-less (CDC) and is available in C, CD, and CDC versions up to nine degrees. When combined with the multi-terabit OTN switching of the DTN-X platform, service providers now have a converged multi-layer solution with digital grooming of client services and optical switching of efficiently filled super-channels. Together these enable service providers to respond quickly to changing service and traffic demands while simplifying network operations.
- Standards Based Control Plane for Multi-Layer Transport Automation. Infinera's widely deployed standards based control plane now extends transport automation beyond super-channels to control the FlexROADM, which is compliant with the Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF) SSON framework. For the first time, the same standards based multi-layer control plane controls the digital OTN switching for point and click service establishment as well as the switching of flexible grid super-channels at the optical layer. This combination uniquely enables service providers to automate everything in the Intelligent Transport Network.
- Flexible Grid Super-Channels for Efficient Long-Haul Transmission. Infinera's third generation of 500 Gb/s super-channels takes full advantage of large scale photonic integrated circuit technology and the FlexCoherent Processor™ to deliver the industry's first single-card long haul flexible grid super-channels. Infinera customers have deployed almost one petabit per second of Infinera's first and second generation FlexCoherent super-channels since the introduction of the DTN-X platform in 2012.
"At Infinera we work closely with our customers to understand when and where to best introduce technology innovations that drive the most value," said Dr. David Welch, Infinera Co-Founder and President. "Through this collaboration, Infinera is the first to deliver multi-layer automation of transport networks to help our customers deliver services faster while simultaneously lowering operational costs."
Infinera will demonstrate its new flexible grid super-channel solutions at OFC in San Francisco from March 10-13 at Booth 314 in Moscone Center's South Hall.
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Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Learn more at www.infinera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that the new solution includes the industry's first super-channel FlexROADM, the first standards based multi-layer control plane for SSON and the first 500 Gb/s flexible-grid super-channels; that the combination of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform with these new solutions uniquely enables multi-layer automation of Intelligent Transport Networks; that the new solutions for the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network make it easier for operators to automate the digital switching and the optical transport layers of their multi-terabit transport networks; that the solutions enable service providers to respond quickly to changing service and traffic demands while simplifying network operations; that for the first time, the same standards based multi-layer control plane controls the digital OTN switching for point and click service establishment as well as the switching of flexible grid super-channels at the optical layer; that the solution enables service providers to automate everything in the Intelligent Transport Network; that Infinera delivers the industry's first single-card long haul flexible grid super-channels; and that Infinera is the first to deliver multi-layer automation of transport networks to help our customers deliver services faster while simultaneously lowering operational costs. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 21, 2014, as well as any subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.
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