Infinera Announces the Intelligent Transport Network for the Terabit Era
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- Infinera (NASDAQ:
INFN) announced today the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network(TM),
an architecture for carriers to exploit the increasing demand for
cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance
into the Terabit Era. The Terabit Era envisions a highly connected
global community sharing experiences and doing business at light
speed, delivered by an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth. The
Intelligent Transport Network helps carriers use time as a weapon to
increase revenues with reliable, differentiated services while
reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and
In 2005 Infinera introduced the Digital Optical Network, an
architecture based on the company's breakthrough 100 Gigabit per
second (Gb/s) Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). By integrating
PICs into the DTN platform Infinera was the first to converge Optical
Transport Network (OTN) switching and wavelength division
multiplexing (WDM) in the same chassis. Within 18 months of the DTN's
initial deployment Infinera led the highly competitive long-haul
optical transport market in North America. The Intelligent Transport
Network builds on the foundation of the Digital Optical Network,
expanding the original vision as service providers and internet
content providers prepare for the Terabit Era.
The Intelligent Transport Network enables carriers to create rich
end-user experiences based on efficient, high-capacity transport by
combining the following elements:
-- Scalability: The proliferation of data centers, rise of big data and
increasing consumption of video are fundamentally changing traffic
characteristics in operator networks. The Intelligent Transport
Network delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent(TM) super-channels today and
is designed to scale without compromise to enable terabit
super-channels and Terabit Ethernet in the future.
-- Convergence: Networks are growing in complexity with the proliferation
of chassis, network layers and fiber interconnects. Complexity
increases the time it takes to plan and deploy network services and
increases the cost of maintenance, operations, power, space and
cooling. By converging packet, OTN and reconfigurable optical add-drop
multiplexer (ROADM) switching functions the Intelligent Transport
Network is designed to reduce complexity while lowering overall
network spending without compromising performance.
-- Automation: Network operators face intensifying competition to meet
customer demand for immediate bandwidth needs and better visibility
into the network. The Intelligent Transport Network features
intelligent software control to help simplify multi-layer
provisioning, and in the future will support Transport Software
Defined Network (SDN). Automation allows end-user control of their own
network services and aligns service revenue to transport network
growth through capabilities such as Infinera Instant Bandwidth(TM).
"We believe Infinera delivers the world's most innovative networking
solutions, helping our customers win in the marketplace by enabling
an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth," said Dave Welch, Infinera
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer. "The Intelligent Transport Network
takes the Digital Optical Network to the next level with automated
control, converged multi-layer switching and scalable super-channel
transmission. Unlike the competition, we are not retrofitting legacy
10G and 40G platforms. We have designed the Intelligent Transport
Network from the ground up for the Terabit Era."
"Our Stockholm to Hamburg route is an important network for us, one
of the busiest in delivering services to our end users in the Nordic
region," said Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International
Carrier. "Our experience with the Infinera Intelligent Transport
Network in North America gave us a competitive edge by enabling us to
use time as a weapon to deliver 10 GbE and 100 GbE services faster
than the competition. We look forward to expanding our Intelligent
Transport Network into Europe with Infinera."
"Infonetics surveyed service providers and found almost 90% of them
plan to deploy platforms that converge OTN switching and WDM
transmission by 2016," said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst,
Optical at Infonetics Research. "The approach Infinera is taking with
the Intelligent Transport Network aligns with what the largest global
carriers are looking for."
Infinera is the world's leading provider of
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.
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 deploying an Intelligent Transport
Network enables carriers to scale network capacity, automate
operations and reduce complexity by converging multi-layer switching
with 500G coherent super-channel transmission; that the DTN-X is
designed to scale to enable future upgrades to terabit super-channels
and Terabit Ethernet; and that the Intelligent Transport Network
enables carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with
highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating
costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation. 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.
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