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.
Company revenues beat expectations but profits were sunk by the skyrocketing cost of goods.
One analyst said Ciena was the source of the current price war in the optical networking space.
The company expects to maintain business from its largest customer — CenturyLink.
DCI is set to be significant driver of the optical networking space.
The restructuring plan includes the elimination of facilities and job cuts.
Company sees growth opportunities in 5G and cloud.
ACE combines integrated photonics with SDN.
Using SDN to connect the optical and packet layers.
The SDN also employs containers.
Even the optical layer is becoming more open.
Géant does SDN from optical up the stack.
Netflix migrates everything to AWS.