OVH Selects Infinera for High-Performance French Internet Network

PDF Version (27 KB)

SUNNYVALE, CA, Sept. 17, 2007
– OVH, the leading Internet-hosting network in France [source: AFNIC], has selected a Digital Optical Network from Infinera for the network linking its data centers in Paris and Roubaix, in order to provide its customers scalable and reliable optical capacity.

A recognized Internet leader in France, OVH is known for its reliable network and leading-edge innovation, including video over IP, and quality services at attractive prices, suitable for small and large web domains. Today, OVH hosts more than 160,000 customers, 600,000 websites, 600,000 domain names, with more than 24,000 servers located in its data centers.

OVH chose Infinera for the benefits enabled by the innovative technology in the Infinera platform, including Infinera’s use of large-scale photonic integrated circuits. The Infinera technology is designed to enable optical networks, such as OVH’s, to deliver more flexible services and more capacity faster and more efficiently than traditional DWDM systems. The Infinera Digital Optical Network is designed to permit more rapid network deployment by eliminating the majority of the tedious optical fine-tuning required by traditional analogue DWDM systems.

Web 2.0 applications including video, Internet radio, and the new wave of mobile services are contributing to growth of the web-hosting market in France. OVH targeted a solution that would enable it to deploy bandwidth and new services more rapidly. Infinera’s “Just-in-TAM” program, in which Infinera is committed to delivering client-side modules within ten days of receipt of order, will enable OVH to add capacity to its network by lighting additional wavelengths and offering services very rapidly.

“We are pleased to bring the benefits of Digital Optical Networking to the French market,” said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. “OVH is a leader and innovator in delivering innovative web services to French enterprises and consumers, and the Infinera solution is a great fit for Internet content companies, who are dealing with dramatic and unpredictable growth in network traffic. The Infinera solution is designed to offer the flexibility and intelligence to manage that growth quickly and effectively.”

About OVH

Founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, OVH is an independent French company based in Roubaix in northern France. OVH manages a network that includes a data center in Paris hosting more than 160,000 customers and more than 24,000 servers. Accredited as a registrar by ICANN, the body responsible for managing domain names ending in .com, .net, and .org, OVH is number one in domain names ending in .fr and number one in hosting websites in France [Source: Netcraft]. OVH is developing a European growth strategy targeting Poland, Spain, Germany, and the UK. OVH offers a range of turnkey service packages at attractive prices. For more information, visit

About BE FREE Networks, Supplier of Integration Services for Infinera in France

Infinera’s partner for the French market, BE FREE Networks is a telecom systems integrator offering a full range of services to customers including network design, logistics, installation, 24/7 service and support, and management of deployed solutions. BE FREE Networks managed the deployment of the Infinera network for OVH. BE FREE Networks has offices in eight cities in France. Its customers include the major telecommunications companies active in the French market. With recognized expertise in the area of service, BE FREE Networks is known as a leading integrator of innovative technologies.

About Infinera
Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera’s systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera’s systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and more flexible networking. For more information, please visit

Media contact in France

Carol Pender / Marjorie Meyer
Johnson-King France

+33(0)1 53 16 11 14 / 13

Other media:
Jeff Ferry
Tel. +1 (650) 273-2100

Investor contact:
Bob Blair
Tel. +1 (408) 716-4879

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future such as the benefits of our system and the “Just-in”TAM” program, our ability to put more optical capacity in a significantly smaller footprint and other statements that can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.