Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.
The WDM market is enjoying a continual growth wave, rising 10 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 to $2.6 billion as more service providers deploy 100G in long-haul network applications.
Infinera has named Moscow cable MSO Akado Telecom as the latest service provider using its DTN-X platform, adding another customer to its growing European customer list.
Stu Elby, one of Verizon's key technologists, has taken up new digs at Infinera, where he will serve as the optical vendor's vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.
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.