Infinera and Lumentum collaborate to bring XR Optics-based networking solutions to market

Feb. 18, 2020 - CALIFORNIA, USA: Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (Lumentum), a market-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, today announced a collaboration to bring to market XR optics-based networking solutions. XR optics enables radically more efficient and cost-effective solutions to address the transport networking challenges operators face in delivering new 5G, enhanced broadband, and cloud-based business services. Featuring the industry’s first point-to-multipoint coherent optical aggregation technology, XR optics is designed to disrupt optical networking economics by enabling new transport architectures.

XR optics is powered by Infinera’s innovative low-power DSP technology, which leverages routable Nyquist subcarriers to enable a single high-speed transceiver to simultaneously send and receive independent data streams to/from numerous low-speed transceivers. Lumentum brings a history of successful coherent module development and manufacturing expertise to help realize XR optics-based solutions. The partnership will result in the introduction of a family of easily deployable, pluggable XR optics offerings applicable across a wide variety of market applications.

“We are delighted to partner with Lumentum to introduce this revolutionary point-to-multipoint solution designed to help network operators benefit from unprecedented savings,” said Dr. Dave Welch, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Infinera. “Lumentum has been an important team player, recognizing the value of XR optics and committed to bringing this innovative solution to market.”

“Collaborating with Infinera leverages our deep experience in high-speed coherent components and pluggable modules to bring an innovative solution like XR optics to market,” said Beck Mason, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lumentum’s Telecom Transmission Business. “The XR optics concept aligns with our core strategy to provide scalable and flexible coherent optical network solutions that enable higher speeds for next-generation transport networks.”

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