The EPEG network will run for 10,000 kilometers from Frankfurt in Germany to Oman (mostly terrestrial, with only 246km running undersea), with Cable & Wireless Worldwide (C&WW) responsible for building the part that runs from Frankfurt to the Ukraine/Russia border.
It's possible, then, that the EPEG deployment could prove to be much more than just a new European engagement for Infinera: If either of the current suitors swallows C&WW then the new contract could result in enhanced opportunities with an even bigger hitter in the international communications sector.
So keep an eye out for what happens with C&WW in the coming weeks...
So are we going to be hearing about infinera adfiniteum until next july? If you listened to all the hype, including this site, they are the cats meow. Claims made here and I assume on their site that they are running Five 100G channels simultaneously resulting in 500G would be a world first would it not. They also claim their 100g solution is light years ahead of everything based on PIC, even though they make no claims how long systems have been running error free and what they are driving? Do alcatel, ciena or the asian companies have anything close to this? If all the hype is to believed it would be nothing short of a major disappointment, and therefore a major revenue adjustment if Infinera fails to live up to the promises. At this point it looks like they are claiming their solution is head and shoulders above any other solution, with much better QOS, cheaper, and therefore a much better investment. That is bold talk for a product still in the test stage if that, and not even ready for a year from now. Somebodys not being honest or infinera are the best thing since sliced bread? If they live up to their expectations they are basically stating they will put alcatel and ciena out of business immediately. Is this for real? Who knows the real story?
ninjaturtle, User Rank: Light Sabre 12/5/2012 | 5:40:38 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp
Late to the 100G game. Are you joking. Carriers are just starting to look at 100G. Plus the C&W deal deploys and goes live in May 2012. If you got a bone to axe with INFN that's fine. But don't be stupid.
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp <div class="msg-body inner undoreset"> <div id="yiv29199913"> <div> <div style="color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; font-size: 12pt;"> <div>Let's not get too excited Sylvester. You definitely ain't caught the tweety bird yet. My questions from last summer still are open ended. So they have had some trials. Big deal. Going live may 2012? That usually means add six months to that. The new Inf 100g solution has proven nothing yet. Nothing. If it upstages or starts taking market share from the top three then perhaps you will have something to crow about. That is not to<var id="yiv29199913yui-ie-cursor"></var> mention how the product</div> <div>stands up over time and real application. I am sure there are plenty of bugs to find and fix. That's one big disadvantage coming to market late. If it all works out as you seem to think i will be the first to congratulate. We'll see.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
ninjaturtle, User Rank: Light Sabre 12/5/2012 | 5:40:37 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp
Well, the fact that INFN won a 100G deal from C&W, typically a CIEN customer shows that INFN 100G 500 SC is the real deal. Verizon will deploy INFN in 2013. You heard here first. INFN is in the 100G + game big time and without question has the best technology in the transport space. You can believe what you want but talk to carriers that have INFN. They say the same. Deployments are as easy as setting up an iMAC.
Cable and Wireless is not a typical ciena customer. Inf stole or gained nothing with this deal over ciena or the other two big players. Prove your statement. Back it up. Verizon already deploys alu or ciena 100g and has been for a year. No way will Vz put in unproven late to the gate inf gear at the expense of these guys. No Way. The top three players can all come up with proven stats and experience in real time usage to claim they all have better technlogy than inf. You are blowing smoke. I would suggest you lay low for awhile. You could be setting your sacred cow up for an embarrassing fall. Let your results and success over time guide and support your comments. Since you are not even at the gate yet, I would think that it would be prudent to sit back and observe like everyone else. Talk my friend is indeed cheap especially if nobody puts the talker to task.
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