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    First public demonstration of Infinera's 2 Tb/s small form factor DTN-X platform

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    Sunnyvale, CA–Feb. 29, 2012Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today its participation at OFC/NFOEC next week and plans for the first public demonstration of its 2 Tb/s small form factor DTN-X platform. OFC/NFOEC takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 4th through 8th in Los Angeles, CA.

    At the conference, Infinera will feature the Infinera Express mobile demonstration lab, showcasing the latest Digital Optical Networking solutions designed for the Terabit Age. Inside the Infinera Express at OFC/NFOEC, the company will have on display a pair of DTN-X platforms configured with 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. At OFC/NFOEC, Infinera is providing the first public demonstration of the half-rack small form factor XTC-4 chassis with 2 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching and simulating typical high-bandwidth transport links on customer networks. The XTC-4 provides a DTN-X class solution in a smaller form factor for operators who have space constraints or a need for lower total chassis capacity. The DTN-X platform in a full-rack XTC-10 chassis with 5 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching was demonstrated in September 2011. Both the XTC-4 and XTC-10 are planned for availability in the first half of 2012.

    The Infinera Express will also showcase the DTN platform which interoperates with the DTN-X for cost effective service delivery.  Both the DTN and DTN-X boast an 8th generation common  intelligent GMPLS control plane along with a common DNA management system for rapid service turn up via point and click provisioning, auto-discovery and automated service restoration.

    Infinera’s DTN-X platform is the industry’s only super-channel DWDM solution based on 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs); it also integrates OTN switching and a GMPLS control plane without any performance compromise. The PICs integrate more than 600 optical functions, traditionally implemented on discrete components, onto a pair of chips significantly improving reliability, increasing system density and reducing power consumption. They deliver the world’s first 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on 100 Gb/s  channels–providing service providers a network that scales for the future, is simple to operate enabling agile service deployment, and efficiently uses fiber resources ultimately benefitting an operator’s bottom line.

    Infinera Executives and Engineers Present at OFC/NFOEC

    Infinera’s executives and engineers will make presentations addressing new developments in technologies that enable next-generation optical networking solutions including photonic integration and coherent transmission. Infinera Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Dr. David Welch will speak Monday, March 5th where he will present “Disruptive Technologies: What to PIC?”  KuangTsan Wu, Infinera Fellow and one of the world’s foremost coherent transmission architects will speak Thursday, March 8th on “Techniques in Carrier Recovery for Optical Systems.  Infinera’s Vice-President of Development and Manufacturing, Fred Kish, will speak Monday, March 5th during a workshop titled “Optical Component Technology.” Infinera’s Vice-President of Product Marketing, Antti Kankkunen, will speak Thursday, March 8th on a panel titled “Photonic Integration in Long Haul Transport Networks,” and Han Sun, Senior Principal Engineer focused on coherent algorithms, will speak Thursday March 8th on “Clock Recovery and Jitter Sources in Coherent Transmission.”

    For a complete list of workshops and sessions involving Infinera, please visit http://infinera.com/news/events.html.

    At OFC/NFOEC, Infinera product and technology experts will be on hand to provide information and private tours of the Infinera Express, located at booth # 1158, near the EXPO Theatre and Corporate Village. To arrange a meeting, contact your Infinera representative or email us at events@infinera.com. Further conference information is available at www.ofcnfoec.org.

    For media and analysts:

    Media:
    Anna Vue, Infinera
    Tel. (916) 595-8157
    avue@infinera.com

    Investors:
    Bob Blair, Infinera
    Tel. (408) 716-4879
    bblair@infinera.com

    About Infinera
    Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking solutions 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, that Infinera plans the first public demonstration of its 2Tb/s small form factor DTN-X platform; that the Infinera Express mobile demonstration lab will showcase the latest Digital Optical Networking solutions designed for the Terabit Age; that the integrated OTN switching will simulate typical high-bandwidth transport links on customer networks;  that XTC-4 and XTC-10 are planned for availability in the first half of 2012; and statements relating to anticipate commercial and technical benefits of the DTN-X XTC-10 and DTN-X XTC-4 platforms. 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 1, 2011, 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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