The initial phase of the program will cost between $6 million and $8 million and is linked to Infinera's recently closed $430 million acquisition of Coriant.
The company's CEO attempted to moderate his previous comments about growing pricing pressure from larger rivals, stating "You should assume that I communicated very poorly last quarter."
Both vendors were recently labeled as "challengers" by IHS Markit in the optical networking space behind heavyweights Cisco, Ciena, Huawei, and Nokia.
Network operators that are transitioning to 5G need to manage a significantly greater number of switching routes compared to data center operators.
DCI is set to be significant driver of the optical networking space.
The open optical group has been the most prominent work of TIP, so far.
Coriant snares new investment as the optical network is predicted to surge.
It worked with Coriant and Telia Carrier.
Coriant is the second named vendor for PacketFabric's SDN network.
Welcome Voyager, the white-box transponder.
ECOMP is involved too, of course.
NTT will run EPC in its network with NFV technology, starting in March.
An impressive partner list starts with Cisco, Juniper, and Huawei.
Three buyout firms are competing for $4 billion worth of Dell's assets; Verizon and IBM are cloud partners.
A Coriant CTO says the YANG model is key to its controller enhancements.