Infinera's 500G Photonic Integrated Circuit Wins Best Optical Component Beyond 100G Award

Top Quote Infinera's 500G photonic integrated circuit wins the best optical component award at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards 2013 in Monaco. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 26, 2013 - Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that its 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) PIC was named Best Optical Component Product Beyond 100G at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards 2013 in Monaco.

    500G PIC is a smart key component of the transmission network. Embedded in the DTN-X package optical fiber transmission network platform, PICs enable the industry's only commercially available 500G long-haul super channels.

    These super channels reduce the complexity in the carrier networks by simplifying the process of provisioning transmission capacity. Infinera has won this big award for a second time, last year, its 100G PIC has bagged the "Best 100G fiber optic components" award.

    PIC-based intelligent transport network has now been adopted by more than 109 customers over 67 countries worldwide. Infinera's PIC has successfully achieved 1 billion hours of live network operation without any breakdown.

    The judges for the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards said. "The InP (Indium Phosphide) technology based PICs Infinera delivers is far and away the most innovative component available today. In a land of me-too products this company has dared to build something different."

    When first introduced, Infinera's 100Gb/s PICs changed the dynamics of the optical networking industry. Today 500Gb/s PICs are a key ingredient of the Intelligent Transport Network as operators advance into the Terabit Era. " said Mark Showalter, senior director corporate communications at Infinera.

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