Infinera Corp was incorporated in December 2000 and originally operated under the name Zepton Networks. It is incorporated in the State of Delaware. The Company provides optical transport networking equipment, software and services to telecommunications service providers, Internet content providers, cable providers, wholesale and enterprise carriers, research and education institutions, and government entities. It manufactures Indium Phosphide photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which are used as a key differentiating component inside its Intelligent Transport Network platforms. Its third generation PICs, commercially available since 2012, transmit and receive 500 Gigabits per second, incorporating over 600 discrete optical functions into a pair of PICs. Its PICs are combined with its FlexCoherent processors to deliver coherent optical transmission Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching capabilities to offer Service Providers a combination of scalable transmission capacity and easy to use bandwidth management tools to simplify transport network operations. The Company's end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed to be managed with a single network management system. In addition to offering its traditional management system for WDM operations, it also provides solutions for enabling programmability of its Intelligent Transport Network with software defined networking (SDN) via the Infinera Open Transport Switch (OTS). This SDN platform can enable Service Providers to write software applications that can control the Intelligent Transport Network to more rapidly deliver services with service level agreements while efficiently using their network resources. The Company's customers include Tier-1 carriers for domestic and international networks; Tier-2 and Tier-3 carriers; ICP and cloud operators; wholesale and enterprise carriers; multiple system operators/cable companies; and research and education/government entities. Its technologies include Infinera Intelligent Transport Network Architecture; Infinera Photonic Integrated Circuit; Infinera FlexCoherent Processor; Super-Channels; Integrated OTN Switching; a Infinera Instant Bandwidth; and Infinera Packet Optical Transport. The Company's product portfolio consists of the Infinera DTN-X family of platforms, the Infinera DTN platform, the Infinera Cloud Xpress platform, the Infinera TM-Series, the Infinera TG-Series and the Infinera ATN platform addressing subsea, long-haul and metro networks end-to-end. It also provides software solutions including the Infinera OTS and Infinera Management Suite to increase the efficiency and optimization of the network. In the long-haul market, its competitors include current WDM suppliers, such as Alcatel-Lucent (acquired by Nokia), Ciena, Coriant, Huawei and ZTE. In the metro market, it faces the same competitors as in long-haul, plus Cisco, Adva, Arista and Fujitsu.
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