Light Reading
7:15 AM Could DTN-X deal be back door into Vodafone?

Infinera's New Euro Scalp

Ray Le Maistre
3/5/2012
50%
50%

7:15 AM -- Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) has a new European customer for its high-capacity DTN-X platform that could give it a back-door entry into global mobile giant Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD). (See Infinera Unleashes Coherent 100G.)

Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc (London: CW), which operates an international network that reaches 150 countries worldwide, is to deploy Infinera's platform on its portion of the Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) network.

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.

The network is due to go live in May 2012, by which time C&WW's corporate fate might be a bit clearer. That's because the operator is currently being assessed for potential acquisition by Tata Communications Ltd. and Vodafone, two accounts not currently in the Infinera customer portfolio. (See Euronews: Tata Considers C&WW Bid and Euronews: Vodafone Eyes M&A Opportunity.)

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...

Even without any M&A-aided follow-on opportunities, the new deal gives Infinera a new DTN-X customer to talk about. Also worth noting for Infinera watchers is that two other European operators, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and existing European customer Interoute Communications Ltd. , have also put the DTN-X platform through its paces. (See TeliaSonera, Infinera Trial 500Gbit/s Super-Channels and Interoute Checks Out Infinera's DTN-X.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

(18)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
tojofay
50%
50%
tojofay,
User Rank: Moderator
12/5/2012 | 5:40:43 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp




<div style="color: #333333; font-family: tahoma, arial, geneva, helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: -webkit-left; background-color: #f3f6f9; float: left; width: 392px;">
<div style="float: left; width: 70px; border-image: initial; margin-top: 2px; border: 1px solid #e6e6e6;"><img alt="laytonhasnochance" border="0" height="70" src="http://img.lightreading.com/aboutus/new/default_LR3.gif" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" width="70"></div>
<div style="float: left; width: 312px; margin-left: 8px;">
<div>Re: Tested all 500G</div>
<div style="margin-top: 3px;">laytonhasnochance</div>
<div style="float: left;">User Ranking</div>
<div style="float: left; margin-top: 1px; margin-left: 2px;"><img alt="" border="0" height="20" src="http://img.lightreading.com/boards/lr_boards_bananasthree.gif" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" width="29"></div>
<div>MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2011 1:39:14 PM</div>
</div>
</div>
<div id="msg_ratebox_340845" style="color: #333333; font-family: tahoma, arial, geneva, helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; background-color: #f3f6f9; float: right; width: 112px;">
<div class="ratebox" style="width: 114px; height: 50px; background-color: #ffffff; border-image: initial; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid #eaeaea;">
<div>
<div style="width: 114px; margin-top: 3px;">
<div style="width: 80px; height: 14px;">
<div style="float: left; width: 16px; height: 14px;"><img alt="" border="0" height="14" src="http://img.lightreading.com/images/lr2009_rate_tail_full.gif" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial;" width="16"></div>
</div>
</div>
<div>
<div class="loginbutton" style="width: 100px; border-image: initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 1px solid #ffffff;">
<ul class="loginbuttons" style="width: 100px; position: relative; list-style-type: none; font-size: 12px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">
<li class="loginbutton" style="height: 12px; display: block; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; color: #004276; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Login to Rate</li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<div style="color: #333333; font-family: tahoma, arial, geneva, helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: -webkit-left; background-color: #f3f6f9;">

So are we going to be hearing about infinera adfiniteum until next july?&nbsp; 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?

</div>



ninjaturtle
50%
50%
ninjaturtle,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:40 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


Simply the real story. Why do you doubt and why?

tojofay
50%
50%
tojofay,
User Rank: Moderator
12/5/2012 | 5:40:39 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


Yes agree the real story, I'm a believer.

ninjaturtle
50%
50%
ninjaturtle,
User Rank: Light Beer
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&amp;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.&nbsp;

laytonhasnochance
50%
50%
laytonhasnochance,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:38 PM
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>


&nbsp;

ninjaturtle
50%
50%
ninjaturtle,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:37 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


Well, the fact that INFN won a 100G deal from C&amp;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.

laytonhasnochance
50%
50%
laytonhasnochance,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:37 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


Wrong Again. Many carriers, especially the important ones have been using 100g in live networks for over a year. Live Traffic. Where ya been?

ninjaturtle
50%
50%
ninjaturtle,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:37 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


Verizon Plans 100G deployment in 2013. INFN is late to the game. READ AND INFORMED.

laytonhasnochance
50%
50%
laytonhasnochance,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:24 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


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.&nbsp; Prove your statement. Back it up. Verizon already deploys alu or ciena 100g and has been for a year.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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.


&nbsp;

ninjaturtle
50%
50%
ninjaturtle,
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 5:40:23 PM
re: Infinera's New Euro Scalp


You my friend are delusional and must be a Republican with such a myopic mind.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
More Blogs from EuroBlog
Having taken a breather from its acquisition spree in the US, Zayo could kick-start some infrastructure consolidation action in Europe
Some good news for its Finnish parent – Nokia Siemens Networks is on a margin roll
Telefónica to boost its broadband lines in LatAm with DSL management the from ASSIA
According to the value of Nokia's takeover deal, Nokia Siemens Networks is worth less than $5B
As APAC and North America forge ahead, Europe seems stuck in yesteryear
Flash Poll
From The Founder
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Innovating Access Technology With G.fast

10|1|14   |   3.42   |   (0) comments


Exploring the potential of G.fast technology from the point of view of the Broadband Forum, Huawei – and an end-user.
LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

9|26|14   |   4:07   |   (1) comment


As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
UBB Forum News
Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

9|25|14   |   3:09   |   (11) comments


Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

9|25|14   |   3:47   |   (1) comment


XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
UBB Forum News
The OTT Conundrum

9|24|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
LRTV Documentaries
Putting Broadband to Work

9|24|14   |   01:26   |   (0) comments


High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
Light Reedy
Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

9|24|14   |   0:55   |   (4) comments


Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
UBB Forum News
Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

9|19|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
Upcoming Live Events
October 29, 2014, New York City
November 6, 2014, Santa Clara
November 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA
December 2, 2014, New York City
December 3, 2014, New York City
December 9-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
Infographics
Half of the world's population will be connected to the Internet by 2017, but not just by smartphones and desktops.
Hot Topics
Facebook Pokes Around LTE Direct
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/30/2014
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/25/2014
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/25/2014
SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed