Telecom Lead India: Digital optical communications
systems provider Infinera is planning to expand its presence in the Indian
Infinera’s R&D center in Bangalore will complete ten
years In September this year. This center initially focused on high end
engineering and innovation for the company’s global customers.
Given the increasing market potential that Infinera sees
in India, the company’s current strategy will also focus on new business
development, expansion opportunities, and support services for its existing and
potential customers in India.
Andrew Bond-Webster, vice president, Asia Pacific,
Infinera, told Telecom Lead that the company will be expanding its resources in
Bangalore R&D center and for strengthening its business development
Currently, Infinera has around 250 people in its R&D
facility in Bangalore. Infinera has already invested significantly in R&D
projects that cater to global markets.
Infinera is already working with telecom majors such as
Reliance Globalcom, a part of Reliance Communications and Tata Communications
for their submarine projects. Talks are currently on with top mobile operators
Andrew said Indian service providers are expanding as demand
is growing for mobile computing and cloud computing among retail and enterprise
According to Andrew, there will be immense potential for
Infinera’s newly launched DTN-X platform, a multi-terabit packet-optical
transport solution, in Asian telecom markets.
Infinera has already received purchase commitments for
the DTN-X from ten customers, including three customers new to Infinera. These
customers represent a cross section of our markets, including cable, subsea,
internet content, research & education, and Tier 1 providers.
The DTN-X is built using 500 Gb/s PICs, integrating more
than 600 optical functions onto a pair of chips and delivering 500 Gb/s
FlexCoherent long haul super-channels that can reach up to 3,000 kilometers.
The solution integrates 5 Tb/s of OTN switching and a
GMPLS control plane enabling any service to be switched to any optical
wavelength, providing cable operators a network solution that scales for the