Infinera continues to benefit from sales of its next-gen DTN-X platform as second-quarter 2014 earnings jumped sequentially and year-over-year to $165.4 million from $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $138.4 million in the second quarter of 2013.
XO Communications has made another step forward with its 100G initiative by deploying Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport network platform across its nationwide network.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has tapped Ciena as the optical vendor of choice to upgrade the pan-European segment of its global fiber network, enabling it to expand its portfolio of 1-100G services to its wholesale service provider customers.
Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Infinera may have been a late bloomer in the broader optical hardware market, but according to a new Infonetics scorecard, it has gained high ratings for innovation, reliability, service and support.
Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.
Windstream is enhancing its ability to serve its growing base of business customers in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets it operates in by employing Infinera's DTN-X platform for its Long-Haul Express Network.
Changes in network usage and technology are creating opportunities and threats for network infrastructure vendors, including carrier routing and switching and optical transport systems vendors.
Infinera credited growing acceptance of its flagship DTN-X optical platform by more service providers as a key factor of its revenue growing 24 percent year-over-year from $128.1 million in the same period a year ago.
The Q4 2013 earnings season is underway, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed.