Infinera Digital Optical Network Deployed By Cox Communications for Northern Virginia Metro Network
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that Cox Northern Virginia has deployed an Infinera Digital Optical Network for its metropolitan network. Based on pioneering large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs), Infinera’s Digital Optical Network enables Cox to deliver services with industry-leading speed, simplicity, and flexibility.
The advanced features of an Infinera Digital Optical Network give Cox the ability to deliver voice, video and data service in its core metro network. Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization(TM) architecture enables a variety of data rates and protocols, from 155 Megabits/second up to 10 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) and 40 Gb/s, and Ethernet and SONET, to be delivered over the same optical infrastructure with little or no optical re-engineering. Interchangeable client-side optical modules enable a mix of new services to be deployed simply and cost-effectively anywhere in the network at any time. Infinera’s GMPLS-powered service intelligence enables services and network resources to be configured in software. The result is a dramatic reduction in time required to implement service upgrades — from weeks or months to just days, hours, or even minutes.
Speed, Scalability, and Reliability
The advanced features of the Infinera Digital Optical Network provide the scalability and reliability to deliver high-quality services and manage the challenges of changing or growing bandwidth demand. Infinera’s unique PIC-based architecture puts 100 Gb/s of optical capacity on every line card. Infinera’s new ILS2 line system will offer future scalability of up to 8 Terabits/second of capacity on an optical fiber, enough to carry more than 400,000 individual HDTV signals down a single optical fiber smaller than the width of a human hair. The Infinera system offers integrated switching and optical transport and the digital multicast capability, making it simple and cost-effective to accommodate large or shifting demands for video-on-demand and television services.
Cox’s Northern Virginia metro network is linked to the company’s 12,000 mile long-haul Infinera Digital Optical Network that extends from coast to coast, enabling Cox to deliver leading-edge services including voice, video and data to all of its markets.
“Consumers are demanding more services from their providers in an increasingly competitive environment. The Infinera network enables us to be fast, flexible, and highly responsive to our customers,” said Cox Northern Virginia Vice President of Network Operations Darryl Ladd.
“We are very pleased to support Cox Northern Virginia with a state-of-the-art Infinera Digital Optical Network,” said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. “Infinera is focused on innovation that enables faster, more flexible optical networks that can support the unique demands of today’s businesses and consumers.”
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 optical networks 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 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 such the benefits and capabilities or our products and the Digital Optical Networks architecture, including enabling customers to deliver services with industry-leading speed, simplicity, and flexibility; that it enables a variety of data rates and protocols to be delivered over the same optical infrastructure with little or no optical re-engineering, that interchangeable client-side optical modules enable a mix of new services to be deployed simply and cost-effectively anywhere in the network at any time, and that Infinera’s GMPLS-powered service intelligence enables services and network resources to be configured in software, that the result is a dramatic reduction in time required to implement service upgrades from weeks or months to just days, hours, or even minutes, that ILS2 line system will offer future scalability of up to 8 Terabits/second of capacity on an optical fiber, enough to carry more than 400,000 individual HDTV signals down a single optical fiber smaller than the width of a human hair, that the system offers integrated switching and optical transport and the digital multicast capability, and making it simple and cost-effective to accommodate large or shifting demands for video-on-demand and television services, and other statements that 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, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents 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 assume no 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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