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Infinera to build national network for Cox

Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:02am
Brian Santo

Cox plans to create a national transport network that stretches from coast to coast, and it has entrusted Infinera with the responsibility for building it.

The 12,000-mile network will lead to voice, video, data and wireless, for both residential and business customers, being converged on a single network. The network will be based on the Infinera Digital Optical Networks architecture.

Dan Estes, Cox's director of transport and access engineering, said that the Infinera Digital Optical Network will help Cox provide for traffic on the Cox network, which has been doubling every 12 to 18 months.

“The flexibility of remote re-configurability allows us to rapidly respond to customer needs and dynamic demand patterns. We know that our wireless services, enhanced video offerings and increased data speeds will drive bandwidth growth in the future. With the Infinera architecture we are positioned to handle that growth,” Estes said.

Infinera said its DTN platform is designed to enable MSOs to take advantage of protection and digital multicast features as well as digital ROADM functionality that integrates DWDM transport with sub-wavelength switching and reconfigurability. The network can be used to deliver high-density Gigabit Ethernet, which can be used for any number of applications, including high-speed Internet, video-on-demand, switched digital video, and high definition TV.

Cox’s business will no doubt have a salutary affect on Infinera’s finances. Infinera’s losses increased from the first quarter of 2007 to the recently completed second quarter, from $19.8 million to $26.1 million. On the plus side, Infinera reported a sequential boost in revenue from $49.2 million in Q1 2007 to $58.4 million in Q2. This was Infinera’s first quarterly report as a public company.

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