OTEGLOBE Doubles International TransBalkan Network Capacity by Deploying 500 Gb/s Super-channels with the Infinera DTN-X Platform

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Sunnyvale, CA and Athens, Greece – April 3, 2013  - OTEGLOBE, the  leading international telecommunications provider in Greece and the Balkans and Infinera, (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, completed the upgrade of OTEGLOBE’s international TransBalkan Network (TBN) by deploying 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super channels with the Infinera DTN-X platform. The Infinera DTN-X platform is deployed in OTEGLOBE's TransBalkan network which stretches from Greece to Germany across more than 8,000 km and is designed to offer multi-Terabits of capacity.

With this upgrade, OTEGLOBE doubled the available capacity on this network from 600 Gb/s to more than 1 Terabit per second (Tb/s) meeting the telecommunication needs of Europe and the constantly increasing demand in the regions of Middle East and Africa. At the same time, OTEGLOBE’s network is able to support 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and  100 Gb/s services to its customers, international carriers, fixed and mobile operators, and multi-site organizations.

The Infinera DTN-X uniquely combines 500 Gb/s long haul super-channels with 5Tb/s of integrated OTN switching capacity enabling OTEGLOBE to offer highly scalable, efficient and reliable services. The Infinera DTN-X solution also provides an intelligent, standardized GMPLS control plane for high-speed restoration.

“We have been working with Infinera since 2008 using the DTN platform in our TBN network,” states Dr. Panagiota Bosdogianni, OTEGLOBE’s Technology Director. “During the past 4 years we took advantage of Infinera's solution for its flexibility, reliability and ease of use, allowing us to activate new 10 Gb/s services in minutes. Being satisfied with our Infinera experience we selected the new DTN-X platform for our recent network upgrade, which has been successfully completed without disturbing existing traffic or our network operation procedures.”

“Infinera is committed to delivering the most reliable and latest technology to our customers without the expense of conventional network architectures,” said Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales. “We are excited that OTEGLOBE has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform for their international network, bringing improved reliability to global carriers in the region."

 
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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/.

About OTEGLOBE

Headquartered in Athens Greece, OTEGLOBE is the international wholesale arm of OTE, the Greek incumbent and the leading telecommunications Group in Greece and South East Europe. The company has grown to a regional hub delivering a complete portfolio of transport, voice, corporate and mobile services to int’l carriers, fixed & mobile operators, and multi-site organizations. OTEGLOBE is the only carrier, in the broader Balkans region, which reaches Western Europe through Greece with two fully owned geographically diverse dual-path, multi-wavelength networks, the GWEN and the TBN, while it also operates an IP/MPLS network (MSP) with 13 nodes in Western & SE Europe. Overall, the majority of Greek, as well as a significant share of South East European broadband volume and international voice traffic, are routed through OTEGLOBE’s Networks. By capitalizing both on its geographic position and extensive network footprint, along with its strong corporate presence in the South East European region, OTEGLOBE aims to become a new telecom hub in the Mediterranean, reliably connecting Middle East & North Africa with Europe.

Infinera Legal – Forward Looking Statements

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 with this upgrade, OTEGLOBE doubled the available capacity on its network from 600 Gb/s to more than 1 Terabit per second (Tb/s) meeting the telecommunication needs of Europe and the constantly increasing demand in the regions of Middle East and Africa; that OTEGLOBE’s network is able to support 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and  100 Gb/s services to its customers, international carriers, fixed and mobile operators, and multi-site organizations; that Infinera’s DTN-X uniquely combines 500 Gb/s long haul super-channels with 5Tb/s of integrated OTN switching capacity enabling OTEGLOBE to offer highly scalable, efficient and reliable services; that Infinera’s DTN-X solution also provides an intelligent, standardized GMPLS control plane for high-speed restoration; and that Infinera is committed to delivering the most reliable and latest technology to our customers without the expense of conventional network architectures.  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 5, 2013, 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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