October 18, 2012
Sunnyvale, CA – October 18, 2012 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) won Communications Technology Magazine’s “Best First” Award yesterday at the CT Platinum Awards breakfast in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place this week. The prestigious cable industry award recognizes outstanding broadband-technology products and services.
The 2012 “Best First” Award recognized Infinera for the DTN-X platform, featuring the industry’s first 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The
DTN-X platform is designed to support cable operators facing increasing demands for bandwidth driven by video, high speed data and cloud-based services, meeting the needs of their customers with a solution that is simple, scalable, reliable and efficient. The platform is shipping today and has been adopted by customers globally including Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Telefonica, GEANT for the pan-European Research Network and PIPE Networks.
The award was accepted by Gaylord Hart, Director CATV Marketing at Infinera, during a breakfast awards ceremony attended by executives from across the cable MSO industry. “We are pleased to win this award for our latest product,” said Hart. “The positive feedback that we’ve received from the industry about the innovation of the 500 Gb/s PIC built in the DTN-X platform gives us the confidence that the solution will perform well in this market.”
“Kudos to Infinera for being the inaugural recipient of Communications Technology’s ‘Best First’ Award,” commented Debra Baker, Communications Technology Editor. “The work that goes into building and then marketing a groundbreaking platform like the company’s DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gb/s PICs, cannot be performed by just anyone, and we salute the team behind this industry ‘first’ technology.”
The Infinera DTN-X enables cable operators to scale transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. Infinera’s PICs combine multiple optical subsystems on a single integrated circuit and result in fewer fiber connections, less space, and less power when compared to conventional systems based upon discrete components. The Infinera DTN-X increases network efficiency with 5 Terabits of integrated OTN switching per bay, resulting in much more efficient utilization of the 100 Gb/s waves when compared to conventional WDM architectures that do not allow sub-lambda grooming and switching. Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization™ simplifies service deployment, enabling operators to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs.
Infinera’s solutions are widely deployed by major U.S. MSOs in national backbone, regional, and metro applications. Infinera currently has DTN-X purchase commitments from cable operators.
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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 https://www.infinera.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the current and future technical functionality of Infinera’s DTN-X platform; the key benefits of the DTN-X platform including but not limited to: simplicity, scalability, efficiency, and the potential cost savings on operational expenses; any potential revenue generated from purchase commitments from cable operators. 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.