Telefonica I+D and Infinera First to Demonstrate 10Tb/s of Super-Channel Capacity

Telefonica I+D and Infinera First to Demonstrate 10Tb/s of Super-Channel 
Capacity 
MADRID, SPAIN and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- 
Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) a leading Tier-1 network operator, and
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical
Network solutions, announced today the successful completion of a
joint Terabit Technology Showcase. The Terabit Technology Showcase
demonstrated pioneering implementations of advanced technologies
expected to increase the capacity of future optical networks. 
The highlights of the Terabit Technology Showcase demonstrations
include: 


 
--  10 Terabit per second (Tb/s) of super-channel capacity based on
    Infinera FlexCoherent(TM) technology to realize QPSK and 16 QAM
    super-channels to extend fiber capacity and signal reach
--  Telefonica I+D's Flexi-Grid standards based GMPLS control plane
    for rapid service deployment and simplification of network operations
--  Demonstration of Infinera's next-generation PIC-based flexible grid
    super-channels for improved spectral efficiency and flexibility

  
The demonstration illustrates some of the potential future capabilities
of Infinera's PIC based Digital Optical Network solution including
transmitting ten 1Tb/s super-channels as well as a demonstration of
flexible grid transmission.  
"Infinera's 10 Terabit super-channel transmission and flexible grid
transmission have been successfully tested in Telefonica I+D labs,"
said Juan Fernandez-Palacios, Head of Core Network Evolution at
Telefonica I+D-GCTO Unit. "This demonstration shows a promising path
to higher capacity and cost effective optical transmission beyond
100Gbps." 
Rapid deployment of services, robust protection and ease-of-use were
demonstrated with Telefonica's prototype Flexi-Grid GMPLS control
plane. Telefonica and Infinera, together with other vendors and
service providers are standardizing GMPLS based control plane as one
of the key technologies for flexible networks in Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF) standards committees.  
"We are extremely pleased with the results of our Terabit Technology
Showcase with Telefonica," said Dave Welch, Co-founder, EVP and Chief
Strategy Officer at Infinera. "This demonstration is another proof
point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic
integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical
networks growing beyond 100G." 
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). This demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's
Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is
the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond
100G. 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 the demonstration illustrates some of
the potential future capabilities of Infinera's PIC based Digital
Optical Network solution including transmitting ten 1Tb/s
super-channels as well as a demonstration of flexible grid
transmission; that rapid deployment of services, robust protection
and ease-of-use were demonstrated with Telefonica's prototype
Flexi-Grid GMPLS control plan; that this demonstration is another
proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with
photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation
optical networks growing beyond 100G; and that this demonstration is
another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution
with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next
generation optical networks growing beyond 100G. 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 dependence on a
single product, 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 6, 2012,
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. 
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