Infinera Grows 100G Subsea Network Footprint to 38,000km With DTN-X Coherent Super-Channel Technology

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SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced today that its DTN-X platform with ultra-long haul 500G FlexCoherent™ super-channel technology is now being deployed in eight subsea networks across approximately 38,000 route kilometers of undersea fiber. Infinera has publicly announced the DTN-X platform in submarine networks with customers including Telefonica, MedNautilus, PIPE Networks, PACNET and KDDI.

Infinera's solutions, long valued for their scalability, simplicity and efficiency have reduced deployment times from months to days while also improving space utilization by up to 33%. Submarine network operators have leveraged this new level of speed and efficiency along with the unique operational efficiency of 500G WDM super-channels enabling them to build subsea networks faster while driving down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Further, Infinera subsea solutions, which are built upon ultra-reliable photonic integrated circuit technology, are seamlessly integrated with terrestrial networks reducing costs by eliminating equipment and power requirements, while further improving overall network reliability and resiliency.

"There is a significant opportunity for 100G coherent solutions in the long haul subsea market," said Ron Kline, Principal Analyst Network Infrastructure, Ovum. "100G upgrades for subsea systems are definitely becoming more common, particularly as the financing climate for new cables remains weak and operators can increase capacity by a factor of ten in a short time period compared to constructing a new cable system."

"Subsea network operators are very discerning customers because they operate mission-critical networks that typically exceed terrestrial specifications," said Steve Grubb, Infinera Fellow. "With demand for increased capacity on Submarine routes, the DTN-X, featuring FlexCoherent™ technology, is delivering submarine operators differentiation in the form of speed and reliability as well as lower total cost of ownership for 100G coherent optical subsea networks. Further, with network resiliency enhancements like Infinera's FastSMP™, network protection not only improves reliability, but also lowers cost."

Infinera continues to add capabilities to Infinera's Submarine Solutions to support network operators. Earlier this year, Infinera conducted a trial with Telstra Global, successfully demonstrating Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) across a 4,200 km submarine link between Hawaii and California.

Infinera Presents at SubOptic 2013
Infinera will participate next week at the SubOptic 2013 Conference which takes place April 22-25th at the Marriot Rive Gauche in Paris, France. At the conference, Infinera engineers will discuss the latest optical networking technologies to support submarine networks and share how the innovation behind the Infinera DTN-X platform has enabled Infinera to gain traction in submarine networks globally.

Infinera's engineers will give presentations addressing the latest developments in technologies that enable next-generation submarine networking solutions.

  • Infinera Fellow Dr. Steve Grubb will lead a tutorial with Antti Kankkunen, Vice President Product Planning at Infinera, Andy Lumsden, Chief Technology Officer at PACNET and Dr. Michael Enrico, Chief Technology Officer at DANTE titled "OTN and Mesh Network Protection" on April 23rd at 1:30pm
  • Emily Burnmeister, Infinera Senior Engineer, will present a poster session titled "Diminished nonlinear impact of bit-aligned polarization multiplexing with advanced modulation formats on subsea cables" on April 24th at 4pm
  • Xiaohui Yang, Infinera Senior Systems Engineer, will present a poster session titled "Demonstration of Effective Idler Solutions in Subsea Field Trials" on April 24th at 4pm
  • Pierre Mertz, Infinera Senior Principal Engineer, will present "Unrepeatered Systems & Upgrade Technologies | TCM-QPSK provides 2.5dB gain over BPSK in Festoon" on April 25th at 1:30pm

For more information on Infinera's Submarine Solutions, please visit www.infinera.com/go/subsea

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's platforms leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that Infinera's solutions, long valued for their scalability, simplicity and efficiency have reduced deployment times from months to days while also improving space utilization by up to 33%; that submarine network operators have leveraged this new level of speed and efficiency along with the unique operational efficiency of 500G WDM super-channels enabling them to build subsea networks faster while driving down total cost of ownership; and that Infinera's subsea solutions, which are built upon ultra-reliable photonic integrated circuit technology, are seamlessly integrated with terrestrial networks reducing costs by eliminating equipment and power requirements, while further improving overall network reliability and resiliency. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our development of new products or services, including new product delivery and revenue dates, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2013, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Infinera Investors:
Jenifer Kirtland
Tel. +1 (408) 543-8139
jkirtland@infinera.com

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