Monte Carlo, Monaco – June 21, 2012 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today the company’s 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) photonic integrated circuit (PIC) was awarded Best Optical Component Product – 100G at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards 2012 in Monaco. Infinera’s first generation PIC was recognized for the disruptive impact it has made in the optical network industry. Integrating more than 60 components onto a pair of chips, the 100 Gb/s PICs are embedded into Infinera’s highly successful DTN platform and boasts more than 725 million hours of field operation without a known failure in live networks worldwide.
Infinera is now shipping the DTN-X platform based on 500 Gb/s PICs. The DTN-X is believed to be the only platform on the market that delivers 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels, and also the only platform to integrate 5 Terabits per second of optical transport network (OTN) switching in the same chassis.
This prestigious award was established to celebrate and recognize the achievements made by service providers and solutions providers in the optical networking industry. Infinera’s award was accepted by Michael Capuano, Infinera’s vice president of corporate marketing.
Infinera’s PICs power the DTN and DTN-X platforms, delivering to service providers globally a simple, scalable, efficient and reliable optical networking solution.
“We are delighted to see our PIC receive this award,” said Michael Capuano. “We believe that our PICs change the dynamics of the optical networking industry by dramatically increasing optical transport network efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership.”
For more information about the award, please visit Next Generation Optical Awards 2012.
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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 Infinera’s current and futures products, and the products features and functionality including that the DTN-X is believed to be the only platform on the market that delivers 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels, and also the only platform to integrate 5 Terabits per second of OTN switching in the same chassis; and that Infinera’s PICs power the DTN and DTN-X platforms and deliver a simple, scalable, efficient and reliable optical networking solution. 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.