Infinera named fastest-growing optical company in North America and EMEA combined

April 30, 2015

Thomas J. Fallon CEO

Thomas J. Fallon CEO

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that market research and consulting firm Infonetics Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc) has ranked it as the “fastest-growing optical company in the West”, recognizing Infinera’s combined success in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) and North America.

Infinera says that it is enabling network operators to deliver vast amounts of bandwidth with greater ease. Whether for the long-haul core, metro, or emerging high-capacity metro Cloud, Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks are designed to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for Cloud-based services and data-center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit era.

According to the recent Infonetics Optical Network Hardware Market Share report, the ‘fastest growing’ ranking accredited to Infinera is based on hardware revenue growth of 23% in 2014, validating the firm’s focus on expanded markets and highlighting its lead over competitors serving the data-center market.

“Infinera was the big success story for 2014, outperforming the broad market with greater than 20% growth as a result of their focus on new customer verticals,” comments Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst, Carrier Transport Networking, at Infonetics Research. “Looking at 2014, Infinera was the fastest-growing optical company in the West, defined as EMEA and North America. Also, Infinera’s new product targeted at metro data-center interconnect is in production now and I estimate it has at least a six-month jump on the market,” he adds.

“The Infonetics results recognize Infinera’s focus on developing purpose-built Intelligent Transport Networks for global network operators,” says Infinera’s CEO Tom Fallon. “In 2014, we grew our market share by delivering a leading 100G solution that has enabled us to grow while expanding profit.”

Besides being named ‘Fastest Growing Optical Company in the West’, Infinera was named the number-one optical transport vendor worldwide (according to Infonetics’ 2014 Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard), based on very high ratings from network operators for technology innovation, reliability, and service and support.

(Courtesy: NetEvents)

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