Infinera Ships DTN-X with Industry's First 500 Gb/s Super-Channels

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Sunnyvale, CA – June 19, 2012Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today the company has made its first shipments of the DTN-X platform to customers for deployment. Infinera continues to undertake multiple trials and has received purchase orders from new and existing customers. To date, Infinera has announced plans to deploy the DTN-X platform with two new customers, Cable&Wireless Worldwide for its Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) and DANTE for its GÉANT European Research and Education Network.

The Infinera DTN-X platform delivers what is believed to be the world’s first 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels, enabling service providers to deploy massive optical transport while lowering operational costs. The DTN-X platform features 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity. Integrated switching enables service providers to build highly efficient networks with switching activated wherever it is needed to improve wavelength fill and decrease the number of wavelengths that must be deployed. This results in networks with a high network Efficiency Quotient and potentially lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). The DTN-X also features an industry leading GMPLS control plane that makes the platform easy to use and further simplifies operations.

Infinera first began shipping the DTN platform in 2004, revolutionizing the marketplace by offering the only optical networking solution based on 100 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The DTN-X platform builds on this foundation of innovation and features the third generation 500 Gb/s PICs today, delivering to service providers a solution that focuses on simplicity, scalability, efficiency and reliability.

“While our competitors talk about their roadmaps for metro 400 Gb/s super-channels, Infinera is delivering the industry’s first 500 Gb/s long haul FlexCoherent super-channels,” said Dave Welch, co-founder, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Infinera. “With DTN-X, we are also bringing the largest capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry’s first deployable FlexCoherent capability. Infinera delivers on the capabilities that help service providers scale, simplify and make their networks more efficient to lower overall lifecycle TCO.”

DTN-X Key Facts

  • First system in the world to deliver 500 Gb/s long haul FlexCoherent super-channels, upgradeable to 1 Tb/s super-channels in the future. 
  • Largest capacity OTN switch with current capacity of 5 Tb/s.
  • Engineered to enable future upgrades to 10 Tb/s per chassis of OTN switching and 100 Tb/s in a multi-bay configuration. 
  • First system in the world to deliver deployable FlexCoherent technology, supporting software selectable modulation formats on a single card, reducing operating costs.
  • Converges layers of the network, supporting best of breed DWDM transmission, OTN switching, and in the future MPLS switching in a single platform. 
  • Intelligent GMPLS control plane software is designed to simplify operations and enable global service providers to rapidly deploy network capacity while lowering operational costs.
  • The DTN-X is inter-operable with the DTN platform and supports 10 gigabit ethernet (10 GbE), 40 GbE, 100 GbE, 10 Gb/s SONET/SDH/OTN, 40 Gb/s SONET/SDH/OTN, 100 Gb/s OTN, 8/10 Gb/s fibre channel, and multiple bit rate clear-channel interfaces. 
  • Infinera is introducing a full-rack XTC-10 and a half-rack XTC-4 chassis, both of which are now shipping to customers.

This week at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking conference in Monaco, Infinera’s product and technology experts are demonstrating hands on live DTN-X demonstrations on the Infinera Express, located on the conference show floor.

The Infinera product portfolio also includes the DTN platform, powered by 100 Gb/s PICs, supporting both 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s channels and designed to scale up to 6.4 Tb/s of transmission capacity per fiber; the Infinera ATN, a scalable metro WDM transport platform; and Infinera Managed Services for global service and support.

For media and analysts:

Media:

Anna Vue

Tel. (916) 595-8157

avue@infinera.com

Investors:

Jenifer Kirtland

Tel. (408) 543-8139

jkirtland@infinera.com

 

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 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/.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the features and functionality of Infinera’s products now and in the future; including that the DTN-X delivers what is believed to be the world’s first production ready 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels, enabling service providers to deploy massive WDM capacity, scaling network capacity while lowering operational costs; that the DTN-X platform features 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity; that integrated switching enables service providers to build highly efficient networks with switching activated wherever it is needed to improve wavelength fill and decrease the number of wavelengths that must be deployed; that this results in networks with a high network Efficiency Quotient and potentially lowers the TCO; that the DTN-X has an industry leading GMPLS control plane that makes the platform easy to use and simplifies operations; that Infinera is delivering the industry’s first 500 Gb/s long haul super-channels; and that the DTN-X is also bringing the largest capacity OTN switch to market and delivering the industry’s first deployable FlexCoherent capability;

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.

 

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