MedNautilus, TI Sparkle Group's Mediterranean Backbone, Deploys Infinera DTN-X for the Delivery of 100Gb/s Services Across Its

MedNautilus, TI Sparkle Group's Mediterranean Backbone, Deploys Infinera DTN-X 
for the Delivery of 100Gb/s Services Across Its Subsea
Network 
ROME and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 --   Infinera
(NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and
Telecom Italia Sparkle Group, announced today MedNautilus' deployment
of the Infinera DTN-X platform across the Mediterranean to increase
capacity on its subsea network and deliver up to 100Gb/s
international connectivity services.  
MedNautilus, the Mediterranean operations of the Telecom Italia
Sparkle Group, operates the largest protected submarine cable network
in the Mediterranean connecting Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and
Cyprus, and serves the growing capacity needs of the region. 
The Infinera DTN-X solution enables MedNautilus to upgrade its
network quickly in response to customers' demands as the platform
simplifies the management of long-haul terrestrial and submarine
networks.  
"Mednautilus now operates the first submarine cable network in Europe
able to provide up to 100Gb/s international connectivity services
with a solution that ensures top quality and efficiency standards,"
said Mario Pirro, Sparkle's EVP Technology. "The market in the region
is demanding faster and more advanced services and with the Infinera
DTN-X solution for the provision of 100Gb/s services, we are able to
provide the capacity we need in order to meet the fast growing
requirements of our customers throughout the markets covered by our
backbone." 
"We are pleased that MedNautilus selected us to build out one of the
regions fastest growing networks," said Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales
for Infinera. "The simplicity of the DTN-X allows us to upgrade any
backbone quickly, enabling our customers to deploy services faster
while offering outstanding reliability." 
Infinera's DTN-X is the first to deliver up to 500 Gb/s long-haul
super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the
FlexCoherent(TM) Processor, scaling transport capacity without
scaling operational complexity. With coherent long haul reach for
submarine links, the Infinera DTN-X platform seamlessly integrates
terrestrial and subsea applications for network operators. 
About Infinera
 Infinera special
izes 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 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 http://www.infinera.com/. 
About MedNautilus:
 MedNautilus is the Mediterranean operations of
the Telecom Italia Sparkle Group through LanMedNautilus Limited and
is the only telecommunication submarine cable backbone with a ring
configuration in the Mediterranean since 2001. The MedNautilus
network provides end-to-end connectivity from the eastern part of the
Mediterranean to major destinations in Europe and is the leading
connectivity solutions provider in the region. It uses
state-of-the-art DWDM technology offering seamless connectivity
between Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel and Cyprus by way of
a 7,500 km backbone and is able to extend its reach to major cities
in Europe, North America and the world thanks to protected
interconnections with Telecom Italia Sparkle Pan-European and Global
Backbones. 
About Telecom Italia Sparkle
 Telecom Italia Sparkle S.p.A. (TI
Sparkle) is the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia Group
(NYSE: TI) with the mission to develop and consolidate the Italian
telco's international services business. As a leading global carrier,
TI Sparkle offers a full range of voice, mobile data, Internet
protocol (IP) and bandwidth solutions to fixed and mobile operators,
Internet service providers (ISPs), Media and Content providers and to
Multinational enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and
distributed over 39 countries. Find out more about Telecom Italia
Sparkle at www.tisparkle.com.   
This press release contains forward-looking statements including,
among other things, statements relating to This press release
contains forward-looking statements including, among other things,
statements relating to Infinera DTN-X platform enables customer to
upgrade its network quickly and efficiently and simplifies the
management of long-haul terrestrial and submarine networks; that the
simplicity of the DTN-X allows us to upgrade any backbone quickly,
enabling our customers to deploy services faster while offering
outstanding reliability; that DTN-X is the first to deliver up to 500
Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits
(PICs) and the FlexCoherent(TM) Processor, scaling transport capacity
without scaling operational complexity and that with coherent long
haul reach for submarine links; that the Infinera DTN-X platform
seamlessly integrates terrestrial and subsea applications for network
operators; and that Infinera products 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. 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. 
Infinera Media: 
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com 
Infinera Investors:
Jenifer Kirtland
Tel. +1 (408) 543-8139
jkirtland@infinera.com 
TI Sparkle Media:
TI Sparkle Communication
+390652745037
tisparkle.communication@telecomitalia.it 
 
 
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