Infinera joins IOWN Global Forum to accelerate innovations in next-generation optical networks
Nov 16, 2020
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today it has joined the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) Global Forum, a consortium formed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Intel Corporation, and Sony Corporation to collaborate on innovations to enable next-generation networks in key areas such as photonics, computation, and network infrastructure. Infinera will play a pivotal role in contributing to IOWN Global Forum to help shape the future of network architectures with its innovative solutions, including XR optics technology.
IOWN Global Forum was established to define the next-generation communications infrastructure to help create a smarter, more connected world for billions of people. To achieve this vision, IOWN Global Forum will collaborate with companies like Infinera to accelerate new technologies that will improve network infrastructure with advanced capabilities of low-power consumption and ultra-wide bandwidth by leveraging photonics-based cutting-edge technologies.
Infinera’s XR optics, the industry’s first point-to-multipoint coherent optical subcarrier aggregation technology, will be the first of Infinera’s innovations to contribute to IOWN Global Forum’s development.
“Optical technologies are at the heart of cost-effective, low-power, scalable solutions for next-generation communication networks,” said Dave Welch, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, at Infinera. “The ability to help transform optical networks is a tremendous opportunity. We look forward to introducing XR optics and other innovations to the IOWN community and collaborating on how next-generation technologies can pave the way to an advanced optical architecture for the 21st century.”
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