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Optical/IP

Infinera Adds a Friend

8:00 AM -- Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN) apparently has Facebook as a customer.

It hasn't been announced; analyst George Notter of Jefferies & Company Inc. pieced it together at OFC/NFOEC and published the factoid in a Feb. 28 research note. Facebook is linking its data hosting centers with an optical network running on Infinera gear. ADVA Optical Networking and Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) are also selling gear to Facebook, he says.

Facebook was at the show to talk about its bandwidth needs, saying it could use 100 Gbit/s Ethernet -- and even Terabit Ethernet, apparently -- were it available today. The optical world should be pleased.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

OFC/NFOEC coverage: It's all here. Be sure to click the "News Wire" and "Other Content" links to get the full effect.

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