Infinera XR Optics

Sonic components jions the trend of Next-generation Networks by Infinera.

XR optics is a revolutionary technology purpose-built to break the inherent limitations of traditional point-to-point optical transmission solutions. XR optics paves the way for disruptive network economics as 5G, fiber deep, and hyperscale cloud connectivity impose new challenges on operators. With game-changing innovation in coherent optical subcarrier aggregation, XR optics introduces a new pluggable and software-enabled architecture designed to radically reduce the cost of deploying and operating optical networks. XR optics enhances deployment flexibility as the same coherent pluggable can be software-configured to operate in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations.

THE OPEN XR
OPTICS FORUM

The Open XR Optics Forum is the multi-source agreement (MSA) working group for XR optics, the industry’s first point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceiver technology. The Open XR Optics Forum’s mission is to foster collaboration that will advance development of XR optics-enabled products and services, accelerate adoption of intelligent coherent point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network architectures, and drive standardization of networking interfaces to ensure ease of multi-vendor interoperability and an open, multi-source solution ecosystem.

Open XR Optics Forum members include network operators, network equipment vendors, and component suppliers.

OPEN XR OPTICS FORUM MEMBERS

 

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Solving a Fundamental Problem

Since the inception of optical networking, there has been a significant misalignment between actual traffic patterns at the network edge and the technology used to transport that traffic. Network traffic patterns at the edge of the network are overwhelmingly hub and spoke – i.e., numerous endpoints generate traffic that is aggregated by a small number of hub locations. In contrast, optical connectivity solutions have been implemented using strictly point-to-point technology. The result is an extremely inefficient transport architecture that requires large numbers of bookended transceivers, as well as numerous intermediate aggregation devices to up-speed traffic flows.

With Innovation in Coherent Subcarrier Aggregation

In addition to efficiently supporting point-to-point applications, XR optics provides the industry’s first scalable solution optimized for point-to-multipoint traffic flows. Built upon innovation in Nyquist subcarriers, XR optics enables a single transceiver to generate numerous lower-speed subcarriers that can be independently steered to different destinations. By supporting both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations on the same coherent pluggable, XR optics enables network operators to enhance deployment flexibility and reduce sparing costs.

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