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

Infinera Grows 100G Subsea Network Footprint to 38,000km With DTN-X Coherent 
Super-Channel Technology 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  Infinera (NASDAQ:
INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced
today that its DTN-X platform with ultra-long haul 500G
FlexCoherent(TM) 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(TM) 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
(TM), 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. 
Contacts: 
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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