February 4, 2013
Tokyo, Japan – Feb. 4, 2013 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today KDDI Corporation’s (KDDI) selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth™ via its local partner Nissho Electronics to upgrade the Miyazaki – Okinawa Cable network in Japan. The upgrade will offer a robust network, providing multi-Terabit optical transmission to deliver 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) services across the country.
KDDI, an integrated Japanese telecommunications provider, owns and operates the Miyazaki – Okinawa Cable, an independent cable system that links to the Japan Information Highway cable system, stretching 10,300 km. KDDI’s deployment of the Infinera DTN-X on this network will provide service providers 100 Gb/s services quickly and efficiently, on-demand.
“The DTN-X provides us with an industry leading 100G transport solution that differentiates us in the marketplace,” said Shigeto Kiritani, General Manager and Head of International Network Department at KDDI. “By deploying the DTN-X we can rapidly increase the capacity of our system while enabling a robust network that is scalable and efficient. With Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth™ feature on the DTN-X, we are able to activate 100G services instantly on an as-needed basis.”
“Infinera is committed to offering the most innovative optical transport solutions globally,” said Andrew Bond-Webster, VP APAC Sales for Infinera. “We are pleased that KDDI has selected the DTN-X on this critical network. The DTN-X provides simple operations, scalable super-channel bandwidth and efficient network utilization. Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth™ is a key feature that helps our customers, like KDDI, win in the marketplace by delivering services faster than their competitors.”
Infinera is the first to deliver 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent™ Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational complexity. Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth™ is industry’s first software-activated 100G bandwidth delivery solution which enables a success-based business model for service providers allowing them to deploy 100G capacity the same day as they turn on the customer services. Infinera’s DTN-X also integrates 5 Tb/s of OTN switching combined with an intelligent control plane, enabling service providers to effectively manage revenue generating services while maximizing efficient use of their infrastructure.
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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 Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that DTN-X on this network will provide service providers 100 Gb/s services quickly and efficiently, on-demand; that The DTN-X provides simple operations, scalable super-channel bandwidth and efficient network utilization. Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth™ is a key feature that helps our customers, like KDDI, win in the marketplace by delivering services faster than their competitors; that 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long-haul super-channels enable the scaling of transport capacity without scaling operational complexity; that Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth™ is industry’s first software-activated 100G bandwidth delivery solution; and that the DTN-X enables service providers to effectively manage revenue generating services while maximizing efficient use of their infrastructure. 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.