CenturyLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X for 100G National Backbone

CenturyLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X for 100G National Backbone 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 --  Infinera (NASDAQ:
INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced
today that CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has deployed the Infinera
DTN-X platform, featuring 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul
super-channels on its nationwide fiber optic backbone. The Infinera
DTN-X platform enables CenturyLink to enhance its nationwide next
generation backbone transport network to support critical video,
mobile, and cloud IP services, and extend its ability to deliver up
to 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) to the company's data centers
and customer facilities around the country.  
The Infinera DTN-X platform provides CenturyLink a scalable,
efficient, and reliable long haul optical transport solution for its
network. Infinera's DTN-X uniquely delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent(TM)
super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of OTN
switching per chassis, resulting in lower latency for mission
critical services while lowering the total cost of ownership of the
transport network.  
"We evaluated the available 100G solutions for long haul optical
transport and the DTN-X platform stood out," said Matt Beal,
CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product
development and chief technology officer. "Our experience with the
Infinera DTN platform has demonstrated a system based on quality,
ease of use, proven technology and reliability. As a customer since
2004, we look forward to including the DTN-X as part of our next
generation network and achieving the same positive results as we have
in the past." 
"I am delighted to announce the continuation of the long-term
relationship between CenturyLink and Infinera," said Tom Fallon,
Infinera CEO. "CenturyLink's selection of the DTN-X platform
underscores the value of our optical transport solution for Tier-1
operators around the world. As operators upgrade existing networks to
100G or deploy new 100G networks, the DTN-X uniquely delivers the
scale and efficiency required at the core of the world's largest
optical networks." 
CenturyLink first deployed Infinera's Digital Optical Network
architecture in 2004 with the DTN platform, the industry's first
optical transport solut
ion powered by photonic integrated circuits
The Infinera product portfolio includes the DTN-X platform, based on
500 Gb/s PICs and 5 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching per chassis,
upgradeable in the future to 100 Tb/s of OTN and MPLS switching; the
DTN platform, powered by 100 Gb/s PICs; the Infinera ATN, a scalable
metro WDM transport platform; and Infinera Managed Services for
global service and support. 
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: the Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC).
Infinera's systems 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
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