Infinera supports FIFA World Cup 2022 network demands

Jan. 9, 2023
Infinera and Beyond Technology, a technology transformation services provider and Gold Partner in Infinera’s PartnerPlus Program, say they collaborated on construction of a 3.6-Tbps optical network for a network operator.

Infinera and Beyond Technology, a technology transformation services provider and Gold Partner in Infinera’s PartnerPlus Program, say they collaborated on construction of a 3.6-Tbps optical network for a network operator the two companies described as “one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia Pacific.” The optical communications networking technology helped the operator meet streaming capacity demands related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar, last year’s host for the World Cup, saw nearly 1.5 million visitors arrive at the country of approximately 3 million people. The network deployment leveraged Infinera’s ICE6 800G technology to support not only global streaming demands but that of about 500,000 locally each day as well.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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