IP Infusion and Jabil Photonics Announce Innovative 400G ZR OLS Open Line System

SAN DIEGO, CA – March 8, 2022 – IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators and Jabil Photonics, a business unit of Jabil (NYSE: JBL) and a leading provider of customized end-to-end design, manufacturing and test solutions for optical communications products, today announced they have launched a new concept of Open Line System – the 400G ZR OLS.

Network disaggregation and open solutions are recognized by web scale providers and network carriers as the key critical enablers of agility, time-to-market and overall lowest cost of ownership (TCO). IP Infusion and Jabil Photonics’ unique solution optimizes the transport of 400ZR signals over 80/120 kilometers by utilizing the IP Infusion OcNOS® software stack to meet the massive demand for bandwidth globally.

Within the optical domain, this surge has impacted the products and modules that translate client signals into an optical signal, such as transponders and mux-ponders. Additionally, this surge is evolving towards pluggable coherent modules implementing 400G ZR/ZR+ standards that can be plugged directly into Ethernet switches and/or IP routers.

“The need for disaggregated solutions has expanded fast from the data center to cell sites and gateways to optical transport networks,” said Stefano Schiavoni, vice president and GM of Jabil’s Photonics business unit. “The architectural change of transport networks allows for extended disaggregation and openness to optical line systems with particular focus on simple scenarios where the optical network is a point-to-point connection between data centers. As a result, operations become more simplified and lower cost are achieved. We are pleased to partner with IP Infusion, an open networking market leader, to enable customers to enjoy the advantages of this new architecture.”

“Disaggregated solutions for optical networks are essential to meet the growing global demand for 5G bandwidth,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “We are pleased to pair our highly scalable OcNOS® architecture with Jabil Photonics to offer a solution that’s a significant economic and technical breakthrough for network operators, bypassing vendor and technology lock-ins.”

The new 400G ZR OLS is provided in a standard 1RU chassis and is easy to install into the same Ethernet switch and cloud server rack. The product is available to end customers, network integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in a variety of business models, including as a white label.

For more information about the IP Infusion and Jabil Photonics concept, visit booth #3525 at OFC 2022 (https://www.ofcconference.org) in San Diego from March 8-10.


About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.IPInfusion.com.

IP Infusion and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is a registered trademark or trademark of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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About Jabil

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a manufacturing solutions provider with over 260,000 employees across 100 locations in 30 countries. The world’s leading brands rely on Jabil’s unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise. Driven by a common purpose, Jabil and its people are committed to making a positive impact on their local community and the environment. Visit www.jabil.com to learn more.

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