Thursday Roundup: Infinera, Calix, Comcast Business, Novva, NFINET

May 20th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Two product rollouts, one metro data center deployment, and a new FTTH business model:

Infinera is bringing more of its XR Optics technology to market. Yesterday the optical vendor revealed it will be introducing coherent pluggable solutions based on the technology to its open optical networking portfolio. The move will support transport rates from 100G through 800G and a variety of standard form factors. Infinera's XR optics technology enables point-to-multipoint optical connections, which the company thinks will create a new way of designing network infrastructure around fewer transceivers.

Calix is taking aim at IPv6 networking with a new Intelligent Access Edge solution. Despite the increasing complexity of sticking with IPv4, the industry is still taking the adoption of IPv6 as a challenge it will take on in its own time. By streamlining the process Calix hopes to make it easier for its broadband service provider customers to migrate over securely and safely. Ciello, the broadband subsidiary of San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative in southern Colorado is among the early adopters.

Comcast Business is teaming up with Novva Data Centers out in the Salt Lake City, Utah metro area. They are providing dual 100G fiber routes and a 40Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection to Novva's West Jordan hyperscale facility and campus, which will be opening this month. Plans for Novva's campus call for as many as 1.5M square feet of data center spaces over four phases, the first phase of which will be ready for client development this summer.

And NFINET is taking a unique approach to FTTH out in Granger, Indiana. They unveiled a 1Gbps symmetric services across dedicated fiber strands to people's homes that is not paid for by the month but rather is fully paid for up front. The idea is to treat internet access a bit like a new furnace, as an asset. The announcement didn't talk price, but the company's website says it's $9625 for 20 years. That sounds like something that will work best for new houses and such, investing in a property's value like one would do with a new roof.

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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · Metro fiber · Telecom Equipment

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