Sunnyvale, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2013 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced today TeliaSonera International Carrier's (TSIC) network expansion across North America with the Infinera DTN-X platform delivering long haul FlexCoherent 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels based 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and Instant Bandwidth™.
With an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, TSIC completed a major network expansion adding an additional 18,400 km fiber to their existing North America network, to reach 44 Points of Presence (PoPs) by the end of this year and providing diverse connection capabilities to Latin America.
TeliaSonera International Carrier, a leading global IP carrier, operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 PoPs across Europe, North America and Asia. Customers include content providers and network operators globally for IP, DWDM, Ethernet, voice and specialized IPX-based mobile services. TSIC was the first to deploy an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network and Instant Bandwidth in North America reaching 35 PoPs in 23 cities. Today, the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network is also deployed throughout TSIC’s North America network and in part of its European backbone.
“Today’s end users want everything, anywhere, instantly. This expansion is about supporting that and the increasing interest for our offering in the Americas,” said Erik Hallberg, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network helps strengthen our global backbone and demonstrates our commitment to be ready to carry the big ideas of tomorrow.”
"Our team at Infinera is excited to make this announcement supporting TeliaSonera International Carrier in expanding their business and providing the services demanded by the industry and their customers," said Bob Jandro, Infinera’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. "We help our customers grow their business and in this case, support TSIC beyond expanding their network, we’re also providing professional support services to help ensure their network is deployed, operated and maintained in excellence."
The Intelligent Transport Network helps enable carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation.
Infinera is a leader in Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities and advantages including that the Intelligent Transport Network helps enable carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation. 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.