Infinera Still Number One in Global Long-Haul 100G Market Share

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Sunnyvale, CA – May 22, 2013Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that the Dell’Oro Group ranked Infinera number one for the first quarter of 2013 in the global long-haul 100G wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market as measured by the number of long-haul 100G ports sold.  As a result, Infinera retains the number one market share position in long-haul 100G since the DTN-X entered the market in third quarter of 2012. The Dell’Oro Group tracks the telecommunications market and is known as a trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries.

The May 20, 2013, edition of the Dell’Oro Group Optical Transport Report shows that in the first quarter of 2013 Infinera remains number one in the worldwide long-haul 100G WDM market.  The Dell‘Oro Group reports the market leaders in the long-haul 100G WDM market by the number of long-haul 100G ports recognized for revenue in the quarter. The report shows Infinera accounts for 34% of the long-haul 100G WDM ports sold in the first quarter of 2013, and also shows that Infinera accounts for 29% of all long-haul 100G ports sold since the long-haul 100G market emerged in 2010.  The Dell’Oro Group forecast projects 100G revenue to grow at a 47% CAGR between 2012 and 2017, reaching $5.6 B and contributing 60% of WDM capacity shipments by 2017.

Infinera reports strong traction for the DTN-X around the world with purchase commitments from 27 customers through the first quarter 2013 in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, including BICS, CenturyLink, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, KDDI, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, TeliaSonera International Carrier and DANTE for the GÉANT pan-European Research Network.

The Infinera DTN-X platform is designed for global network operators facing increasing bandwidth demands driven by video, high speed data and cloud-based services.  For these operators the DTN-X provides a simple, scalable, and efficient solution that integrates optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity with market-leading multi-Terabit transport capacity. The DTN-X enables network operators to efficiently deploy the world’s first and only commercially available 500G long-haul super-channels.  Long-haul super-channels enable operators to scale transport capacity without scaling operational complexity thereby lowering total cost of ownership for multi-Terabit transport networks.

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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 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/.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera’s reporting of strong traction for the DTN-X around the world; that the DTN-X provides a simple, scalable, and efficient solution that integrates optical transport network (OTN) switching capacity with market-leading multi-Terabit transport capacity; that the DTN-X enables network operators to efficiently deploy the world’s first and only commercially available 500G long-haul super-channels; and that long-haul super-channels enable operators to scale transport capacity without scaling operational complexity thereby lowering total cost of ownership for multi-Terabit transport networks.  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 ability to protect our intellectual property rights, 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.