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Building Next Generation Transport Networks


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Presented by Yalin Wang, Senior Director, Product Planning at NGT Asia 2013 in Hong Kong.

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Building Next Generation Transport Networks

  1. 1. 1 | © 2013 Infinera Building Next Generation Transport Networks Yalin Wang Sr. Director, Product Planning March 2013
  2. 2. 2 | © 2013 Infinera This presentation contains "forward-looking" statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, our results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward- looking, including, but not limited to, any projections of financial information; any statements about historical results that may suggest trends for our business; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements of expectation or belief regarding future events, potential markets or market size, technology developments, or enforceability of our intellectual property rights; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the items mentioned. These statements are based on estimates and information available to us at the time of this presentation and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact our business are set forth in our annual reports on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at and the SEC’s website at We assume no obligation to, and do not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements. Safe Harbor
  3. 3. 3 | © 2013 Infinera Radical innovation Instant bandwidth delivery Network challenges Who is Infinera
  4. 4. 4 | © 2013 Infinera  Technology Innovator • Silicon Valley success story • Industry’s first Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) • Industry’s first platform: OTN switch + WDM • Transformed Optical Transport Market • 450+ Patents Filed/Granted Who is Infinera
  5. 5. 5 | © 2013 Infinera Who is Infinera – Market share 3Q 2012: #1 World-wide, 100G long-haul ports shipped Source: Dell’Oro 3Q12 Optical Network HW 955 707 345 302 111 22 38% of all LH 100G WDM ports in Q3, 2012 22% of all LH 100G WDM ports ever sold
  6. 6. 7 | © 2013 Infinera Radical innovation Instant bandwidth delivery Network challenges Who is Infinera
  7. 7. 8 | © 2013 Infinera 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total SP Bandwidth Usage (Tbps) ServiceProviders must balance 2 key constituencies Source: Telegeography 2011, Various SP financial statements Capex / Revenue, Opex / Revenue ratios must stay flat or improve Scale the network → Investments Deliver new services faster Investors Wall Street, Private Customers Business, Consumer Cloud Video Mobility
  8. 8. 9 | © 2013 Infinera IP/MPLS OTN SDH SONET DWDM Networkbuild challenges: scale, efficiency, simplicity RouteSwitchTransport Service Provider Network Broadband Users Data Center Complex multi-layer ops ∑ (devices, connections, resources) ElectronsPhotons Moore’sLawappliedviaIC?
  9. 9. 10 | © 2013 Infinera Network architecture choices have ripple effects Architectures have visible first-in costs But also recurring costs lasting years Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5….. One Time Capex: Wavelengths → Chassis/Modules Opex: Power, Rack Space Planning, Provisioning, Troubleshooting Inventory, Upgrades Step-function required to reduce Total Cost of Ownership On Going Capex: Wavelengths → Chassis/Modules
  10. 10. 11 | © 2013 Infinera Radical innovation Instant bandwidth delivery Network challenges Who is Infinera
  11. 11. 12 | © 2013 Infinera The Infinera Founding Vision An Infinite Pool of Intelligent Bandwidth Enabled By Photonic Integrated Circuits Integrated OTN Switching GMPLS Automation Bandwidth VirtualizationTM Key features that convert the network into a competitive advantage
  12. 12. 13 | © 2013 Infinera Building the ultimate network resource An Infinite Pool of Intelligent Bandwidth Founding vision of Infinera 10G Era: 100G Pool (circa 2005) DTN 1G client/service traffic Key enablers: Photonic Integrated Circuits, PICs Integrated WDM and OTN Switching Intelligent Software Control Plane 10G client/service traffic
  13. 13. 14 | © 2013 Infinera PICCapacity 2004 2014 100G PIC 10G 1st Gen Regional 2009 ~~ 100G PIC 10G 2nd Gen Ultra long-haul UnparalleledEngineering 60discreteopticalfunctionsintegrated PICs unleashed exponential DWDM capacity Photons 2012
  14. 14. 15 | © 2013 Infinera DTN quickly led the market in 10G 100G PIC 18,000+ units, 2.7+ Pbps deployed 45% of 10G λ since 2007 40GbE & 100 GbE 10G & 40G λ 100+ customers in 50+ countries DTN
  15. 15. 16 | © 2013 Infinera PICCapacity 2004 20142012 100G PIC 10G 1st Gen Regional 2009 ~~ 100G PIC 10G 2nd Gen Ultra long-haul 1T PIC Coherent Super-channels 5th Gen 2T PIC 500G PIC 100G Coherent Super-channels 3rd Gen 4th Gen 4T PIC 8T PIC UnparalleledEngineering 600discreteopticalfunctionsintegrated 250+fiberconnectseliminated Photons Infinera extends PIC leadership “PICs look to be the future for high bit rate scaling at cost effective price points.” Eve Griliches, ACG Research “As we move to the 100G era and beyond, the use of photonic integration becomes more pervasive and, ultimately, mandatory.” Sterling Perrin, Heavy Reading
  16. 16. 17 | © 2013 Infinera Building high density long-haul DWDM Alternative Solution Photonics (Optical) 3rd party optics = ∑components 3rd Gen PIC – 500G 0.78W / Gbps 2.8 W / Gbps Infinera estimate, line module only, shipping product operating at 25°C 500G Capacity Example 1 module 5 modules Coherent (Electronics) FlexCoherent™ Processor (FCP) Coherent ASIC
  17. 17. 18 | © 2013 Infinera SCALABLE SIMPLE EFFICIENT • 500 Gb/s super-channel; 1Tb/s future • 5 Tb/s to future 240Tb/s switching • Intelligent GMPLS automation • Converged DWDM/OTN; MPLS future • Most efficient use of resources • Lowest Power, Space, Network Ops DTN-X: The next step-function in network TCO 500G PIC
  18. 18. 19 | © 2013 Infinera  Transforms waves into resources • An infinite pool of intelligent capacity  GMPLS allocates resources to service demands • Same concept as data center virtualization  Supports fast shared mesh protection (fastSMP) • <50ms protection against multiple simultaneous network failures  Enabler for Software Defined Networks (SDN) Foundational Elements • DWDM • OTN Switching • GMPLS Control Plane 10GbE service demand 40GbE service demand Bandwidth VirtualizationTM speeds up provisioning In use65 Gb/s Total200 Gb/s 75 Gb/s 115 Gb/s
  19. 19. 20 | © 2013 Infinera Accelerating ROI and lowering TCO, per network 63% decrease Total # Modules, Cards 14,017 5,129 Discrete Optics Photonic Integration 38% decrease Power Consumption over 5 years 9.0 MW-hr 5.6 MW-hr Discrete Optics Photonic Integration 63% Decrease Total Number of Chassis 900 329 Discrete Optics Photonic Integration Source: Infinera Case Study, Large-sized Network Network-wide Lifecycle Impact
  20. 20. 21 | © 2013 Infinera 22 DTN-X customers - unprecedented success! Tier 1 Domestic Tier 1 Wholesale Cable (MSO) Tier 2 / Wholesaler Internet Content Provider Research & Education Submarine 10 in AMER 9 in EMEA 3 in APAC New Existing 7 15 Long-HaulMetro Core Subsea 12 64
  21. 21. 22 | © 2013 Infinera Continuous innovation for the next decade Phase 1Status Quo SP Network Phase 2what THE NETWORK will be RouteSwitchTransport IP/MPLS OTN SDH SONET DWDM IP MPLS Converged MPLS/OTN/DWDM (future) PIC Enabled Converged OTN/DWDM PIC Enabled IP Services
  22. 22. 23 | © 2013 Infinera Converging Network Layers Instant bandwidth delivery The Architectural Blueprint Network Challenges
  23. 23. 24 | © 2013 Infinera What is Infinera Instant Bandwidth TM? Industry’s first software-activated 100G bandwidth delivery solution Operational Innovation Enhanced programs Rapid delivery of client interfaces 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE No link/node re-engineering Software Innovation New capability on DNA Bandwidth management Software-activated 100G Automated service activation Hardware Innovation New WDM Line Card 500G Super-channel capable Initial capacity for 100G Incremental capacity of 100G 100G ACTIVE 100G Latent 100G Latent 100G Latent 100G Latent
  24. 24. 25 | © 2013 Infinera Instant Bandwidth TM powers success-based networkgrowth An Infinite Pool of Intelligent Bandwidth Activated in slices matching customer revenue 100G Era: 500G Pool Nx100G Enabled Per Line Module 100G slice activated 100G slices available; software-defined activation DTN-X 10G client traffic 2.5G client traffic 100G client traffic
  25. 25. 26 | © 2013 Infinera  Intelligent Control across layers & domains  Speeds service delivery  Reduces transaction costs between IP and Transport teams  Optimize resource utilization & bandwidth cost Multi-layer Control and Optimization $,W Router Optics Digital Switching $$$,kW Converged Packet/OTN/Optical Layer IP/MPLS Layer Intelligent Control Local IP net Local Enet SDN Demo with Esnet for Transport SDN
  26. 26. 27 | © 2013 Infinera Architectural Transformation Underway Intelligent Transport 100G and Beyond Converged Architecture Choosing the right architecture has a profound, lasting impact
  27. 27. 28 | © 2013 Infinera Thank You