Infinera and Verizon Achieve World Record for Reported Real-Time Polarization Mode Dispersion Compensation

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Sunnyvale, CA – Sept. 17, 2012Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of digital optical communications systems, announced today the release of a published paper unveiling the results of a record breaking achievement for real-time polarization mode dispersion (PMD) performance, with Infinera’s coherent optical transmission based on 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

By surmounting the problems of PMD, coherent transmission promises to enable higher communication rates without penalty from this common fiber impairment. In the published paper, Infinera and Verizon report on the real-time PMD tolerance measurement results of Infinera’s coherent transmission technology. Taking advantage of the advanced signal processing built into the modem, performance could be analyzed for both first-order and second-order PMD. Moreover, the combination of high amounts of PMD and fast polarization transients could be tracked with near-perfect precision.

“Our team, with Verizon, was able to demonstrate a coherent optical transmission that can handle large PMD values with our commercially available 500 Gb/s PIC,” said Dave Welch, Infinera Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Infinera. “System vendors in the industry today are having a difficult time achieving this. Not all coherent systems are the same. This paper illustrates the robustness of our optical solution and is a tribute to our brilliant teams here in Sunnyvale and in our Ottawa Design Center, developing the algorithms to make this possible.”

To view the full paper, click here.

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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, that this is a record breaking achievement for real-time polarization mode dispersion (PMD) performance, with coherent optical transmission based on 500 Gb/s photonic PICs; that coherent transmission promises to enable higher communication rates without penalty from this common fiber impairment; that other system vendors in the industry today are having a difficult time handling large PMD values; and that 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. 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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