Sunnyvale, CA – July 11, 2012 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Eurofiber announced today the availability of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) services across Eurofiber’s Netherlands and Belgium network based on the Infinera DTN platform.
Eurofiber operates a fiber optic network that extends through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The network spans across 13,000 kilometers with more than 5,400 connection sites and 590 industrial estates. Eurofiber specializes in providing managed dark fiber connections, Ethernet services and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) based Optical Transmission Services to service providers and businesses throughout the region.
With a DWDM-network based on the Infinera DTN platform, Eurofiber is now able to extend the company’s product portfolio by offering 100 GbE services to their customers. Offering 100 GbE enables Eurofiber to provide their customers with services to meet the rapidly growing bandwidth demands from Internet exchanges, data centers, cable companies and Internet service providers.
"About eight years ago, the first 10 GbE services entered the market,” said Bart Oskam, Managing Director of Eurofiber. “At that time, 10 Gb/s was a lot of bandwidth, even for Internet exchanges. Today, given the pace in which the demand for bandwidth is increasing, the demand for 100 GbE connections will grow much faster. Rather than aggregating multiple 10 GbE links to increase capacity, it is often more efficient to simply deploy a single 100 GbE connection. The Infinera DTN enables these new 100 GbE services from our existing network.”
The Infinera DTN platform is designed for optical transport network operators and features 10GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE service interfaces for flexible applications across regional, long-haul, and subsea deployments. In addition, DWDM line-cards support 40 Gb/s per wavelength coherent optical transmission, allowing the DTN platform to scale up to 6.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) of transmission capacity per fiber. The widely-deployed DTN platform pioneered the integration of DWDM optical transmission with OTN digital switching in a single system without performance compromise, thus boosting network efficiencies. The Infinera DTN platform, powered by the highly reliable Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology, enables global network operators a simple, scalable and efficient solution to migrate their networks according to their bandwidth needs. Infinera’s optical transport solution is deployed by 99 customers globally.
“Infinera’s DTN platform, based on our award winning 100 Gb/s PIC, offers Eurofiber a solution that allows their existing network to offer new high-bandwidth services to meet the growing needs of their customers,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “We are pleased to work with Eurofiber to deploy a scalable, reliable and efficient optical transport network.”
Eurofiber first deployed the Infinera DTN platform in 2009.
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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/.
Eurofiber is a specialized provider of managed dark fiber connections, Ethernet services from 10 Mbps and optical transmission services over DWDM to 800 Gbps. The basis for this is a highly dense fiber network. This network currently has a size of more than 13,000 kilometers and is continuously expanded. Besides reliable fiber connections for transporting critical data, Eurofiber provides the ability to securely store data in its data center in Utrecht.
Eurofiber stands for freedom of choice and room to grow. This independent network gives organizations a free choice of the services they want to deploy their fiber connections and the providers of these services. Also for the retrieval of data in the data center, they can choose any desired party. Eurofiber also offers the flexibility to change the bandwidth of connections at any time to increase. For more information: www.eurofiber..
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 Infinera’s DTN platform is scalable up to 6.4 terabit per second (Tb/s) of transmission capacity per fiber; that the platform pioneered the integration of DWDM optical transmission with OTN digital switching in a single system without performance compromise; and that the platform enables global network operators to migrate their networks according to their bandwidth needs. 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 as 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.