Sunnyvale, CA – Feb. 1, 2013 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced today the test completion of Ericsson (formerly Telcordia Technologies) Operations Systems Modification for the Integration of Network Elements (OSMINE) Services process for the Infinera DTN-X platform and the latest release of the DTN platform. This was fulfilled for various products within the OSMINE process including inventory management via TIRKS®, fault management via NMA® System, and service provisioning via Transport Element Activation Manager.
The test completion of Ericsson’s OSMINE process is a significant event for Infinera. OSMINE certification enables U.S. Tier 1 service providers to successfully integrate Infinera's DTN-X and the latest release of DTN into Ericsson Operations Support Systems (OSS) ensuring the interoperability of Infinera platforms with existing systems and enabling service providers to accelerate their network deployment rapidly upon selection of Infinera. This is also a first for any network equipment vendor to accomplish an OTN-based OSMINE certification that includes ODUflex capabilities as the Infinera DTN-X and DTN are based on an advanced architecture that integrates WDM transport and OTN switching including ODUflex/ODU0 granularity in a single platform.
"Completion of the Ericsson OSMINE process is an important achievement for network equipment suppliers looking to sell into the Tier 1 market," said Elisabetta Romano, Head of OSS, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson. "This industry-recognized OSS network integration process validates that vendors like Infinera are ready to sell into the Tier 1 market and provides service providers with the confidence that the DTN-X and DTN platforms are network-ready solutions."
"The test completion of OSMINE for DTN-X and DTN is a critical milestone for Infinera," said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "This certification satisfies the requirements for our existing customer and proves to U.S. Tier 1 service providers that Infinera solutions can now operate with the Ericsson OSSs."
Infinera is the first to commercially deliver optical networking solutions based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The Infinera DTN-X platform features 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on the FlexCoherent™ Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. In Dell‘Oro’s Q3 2012 quarterly long-haul optical transport market share report, the DTN-X achieved the number one market share position with 38% worldwide share of 100G ports recognized for revenue. Infinera’s DTN platform features 100 Gb/s PICs and revolutionized the marketplace in its initial release. Both platforms are deployed in networks globally, offering service providers simple, scalable, and reliable optical network solutions.
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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 product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that completion of OSMINE process enables U.S. Tier 1 Service Providers to accelerate network deployment rapidly upon selection of Infinera; that this is a first for any network equipment vendor to accomplish an OTN-based OSMINE certification that includes ODUflex capabilities; that this certification satisfies the requirements for existing customers and proves to U.S. Tier 1 service providers that Infinera solutions can operate with the Ericsson OSS; that the Infinera DTN-X platform scales transport capacity without scaling operational complexity, that the DTN revolutionized the marketplace in its initial release and that both platforms offer service providers simple, scalable, and reliable optical network solutions. 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.