Infinera and DANTE Set Guinness World Record on GEANT Network

Infinera and DANTE Set Guinness World Record on GEANT Network 
Record Set for Fastest Provisioning of Long Haul Optical Transmission
Capacity 
SUNNYVALE, CA and CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) --
08/14/13 --   Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of
Intelligent Transport Networks(TM), and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced
Network Technology to Europe), an operator of advanced networks for
research and education, announced today that they have achieved a
Guinness World Record for the fastest rate of multi-Terabit optical
capacity across the GEANT Network. The record underscores how an
Intelligent Transport Network enables service providers to use the
rapid provisioning time to increase revenues with reliable,
differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale,
multi-layer convergence and automation.  
Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate eight Terabits
per second (Tb/s) of long haul super-channel optical capacity, enough
capacity to simultaneously stream 1.6 million high-definition movies
in each direction. This capacity was activated across the GEANT
production network in 19 minutes and 1 second after plugging in the
first line card.  
The record was set using an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network,
featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform,
deployed on the GEANT backbone across a long distance link from
Vancis Amsterdam, The Netherlands to GlobalConnect Hamburg, Germany. 
"Working with Infinera to achieve the Guinness World Record for
fastest provisioning of long-haul transmission capacity on a live
network is consistent with our day-to-day experience operating an
Intelligent Transport Network," said Michael Enrico, CTO of DANTE.
"Infinera provides the easy-to-deploy multi-Terabit capacity we need
to rapidly scale GEANT, Europe's largest research and education
network." 
The DTN-X platform provides transmission capacity using 500 Gigabit
per second (Gb/s) super-channel line cards which require only two
fiber connectors each. Sixteen such cards and 32 fiber connections
were deployed at each end of the link, and once the super-channels
were in operation a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service was
provisioned over the link. The total time from the insertion of the
first super-channel line card to the activation of the 100 GbE
service was 19 minutes and 1 second resulting in a provisioning rate
of 26.02Tb/s per hour. Competitive alternatives in the marketplace
today only offer 100 Gb/s line cards and to achieve the same level of
capacity would require the installation of 160 line cards and fibers. 
"We know that service providers are facing increasing capacity
demands at a multi-Terabit scale," said Geoff Bennett, Director of
Solutions and Technology Marketing at Infinera, and leader of the
record-breaking team. "Our ability to turn up a full eight Tb/s of
capacity in less than 20 minutes clearly demonstrates the superiority
of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in meeting those
challenges, allowing service providers to use time as a weapon to
increase revenue." 
One of the independent observers for the test was Wolf Pueschner,
previously the senior vice president for Deutsche Telekom's Global
Network Factory, and now an independent telecommunications consultant
in Germany. 
"Many companies still make the mistake of underestimating the value
of a network's ease of operation when selecting a vendor," said
Pueschner. "Operators that are best prepared in a highly competitive
environment differentiate with solutions that are easy to operate and
can quickly turn up services. Transport solutions like Infinera
Intelligent Transport Network is a way to win business. This was an
unprecedented demonstration, and extremely impressive." 
The test was completed using the Infinera DTN-X platform which
delivers the industry's only production ready long haul 500 Gb/s
FlexCoherent super-channels based on 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated
Circuits (PICs), engineered to be upgradeable to one Terabit
super-channels in the future. The DTN-X converges five Terabits of
non-blocking OTN switching into the same platform, resulting in much
more efficient network utilization when compared to conventional WDM
architectures. Intelligent software combined with this converged
platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and
enable faster service delivery.  
To view the full test, visit www.infinera.com/go/gwr.  
About Infinera 
 Infinera is a leader in 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.  
About DANTE
 DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to
Europe) is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 that plans,
builds and operates large scale, advanced networks for research and
education. On behalf of Europe's National Research and Education
Networks (NRENs), DANTE has built and operates GEANT, a flagship
e-Infrastructure key to achieving the European Research Area. For
more information, visit www.dante.net 
About GEANT
 GEANT is the pan-European research and education network
that interconnects Europe's National Research and Education Networks
(NRENs). Together we connect over 50 million users at 10,000
institutions across Europe, supporting research in areas such as
energy, the environment, space and medicine. For more information,
visit www.geant.net.  
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 test was completed using the
Infinera DTN-X platform which delivers the industry's only production
ready long haul 500G FlexCoherent super-channels based on 500 Gb/s
PICs, engineered to be upgradeable to one Terabit super-channels in
the future; that the DTN-X converges five Terabits of non-blocking
OTN switching into the same platform, resulting in much more
efficient network utilization when compared to conventional WDM
architectures; that Intelligent software combined with this converged
platform automates manual operations to lower operational costs and
enables faster service delivery; that competitive alternatives in the
marketplace today only offer 100 Gb/s line cards and to achieve the
same level of capacity would require the installation of 160 line
cards and fibers; that service providers are facing increasing
capacity demands at a multi-Terabit scale and Infinera's ability to
turn up a full 8Tb/s of capacity in less than 20 minutes clearly
demonstrates the superiority of the Infinera Intelligent Transport
Network in meeting those challenges, allowing service providers to
use time as a weapon to increase revenue. 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. 
Contacts: 
Infinera Media: 
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com  
DANTE Media:
Tamsin Henderson
Tel: +44 1223 371391
tamsin.henderson@dante.net  
Infinera Investors:
Jenifer Kirtland
Tel. +1 (408) 543-8139
jkirtland@infinera.com 
 
 
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