Rostelecom Selects Infinera for Multi-Terabit Intelligent Transport Network(TM) in Russia

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SUNNYVALE, CA and MOSCOW, RUSSIA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks and Rostelecom, OJSC. (RTS: RTKM) (RTKMP.ME) (OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest nationwide telecommunications operator in Russia, announced today that they have initiated the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform based on 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) coherent super-channel technology to extend the reach of Rostelecom's transport IP/MPLS network.

With an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, Rostelecom has the flexibility to offer a wide range of 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to their customers. Infinera's 500 Gb/s super-channel technology provides high-speed service delivery and high scalability for the multi-terabit transport network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X with photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology, also allows Rostelecom to reduce operating costs by offering network automation capabilities, multi-layer convergence and high reliability.

Rostelecom serves more than 100 million subscribers in 80 regions throughout Russia, offering cutting-edge fixed and mobile telephony, broadband access, television, and cloud solutions to consumers and businesses.

"Being the largest telecommunications provider in Russia, Rostelecom sees the need to respond to immense growth of traffic volumes in a quick and proactive manner," says Ivan Zima, Senior Vice-President for network development at Rostelecom, OJSC. "We are happy to embrace the challenge of the dynamic and ever-growing market together with Infinera."

"Infinera is the fastest-growing supplier of WDM equipment in Europe as a result of the introduction of the DTN-X," said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical at Infonetics Research.

"We are seeing ever increasing demand for our Intelligent Transport Network solution globally," said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "Our innovative 100G solution, uniquely delivering 500Gb/s super-channels, provides operators like Rostelecom a solution that delivers on scale, speed and flexibility, allowing them to use time as a weapon to differentiate in their market." 

The Intelligent Transport Network architecture is based on the Infinera DTN-X platform which uses the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s coherent super-channel technology. The DTN-X enables service providers to scale to terabits, integrating DWDM optical transmission and 5 Tb/s non-blocking OTN switching into a single platform. As an integrated solution, DTN-X is designed to utilize the network resources more efficiently compared to conventional WDM architectures. Intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery.

About Infinera
 
Infinera is a leader in Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.

About Rostelecom
Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is Russia's largest national telecommunications operator with presence in all Russian regions. The Group is a universal operator and undisputable leader of broadband and pay TV markets in Russia with over 9.6 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 6.9 million pay TV subscribers. As Rostelecom develops its mobile data networks, its position as a major mobile operator is growing with over 13.8 million currently subscribed to Rostelecom's mobile voice services. The Group is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing and education.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera's current and planned future products and product features and functionality including that: Infinera's 500 Gb/s super-channel technology provides high-speed service delivery and high scalability for the multi-terabit transport network; that the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X with PIC technology, also allows customers to reduce operating costs by offering network automation capabilities, multi-layer convergence and high reliability; Infinera's solution delivers on scale, speed and flexibility, allowing them to use time as a weapon to differentiate in their market; as an integrated solution, DTN-X is designed to utilize the network resources more efficiently compared to conventional WDM architectures; and that intelligent software combined with this converged platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and enable faster service delivery. 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 ability to protect our intellectual property rights, 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

Valeria Titova
Tel. +7 (499) 678-2231
Titova@east-side-consulting.com

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