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BICS Deploys Coriant Groove™ Solution in Major European Metro Markets to Boost High-Capacity, Low Latency Connectivity Services PDF Icon

Munich – April 5, 2017

Best-in-Class Transport Solution Maximizes Network Efficiency, Reliability, and Scalability

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced that BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has begun deployment of the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network. The Coriant solution will enable BICS to cost-efficiently serve the growing need for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metropolitan area markets, including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille. BICS selected the Groove G30 for its industry-leading high density, ultra-low power consumption, and innovative plug-and-play system architecture optimized for cost-efficient scalability.

As of October 1, 2018, Coriant is part of Infinera. The acquisition positions Infinera as one of the largest vertically integrated optical network equipment providers in the world.

“Metro markets are at the heart of surging demand for reliable, high-capacity services as high-bandwidth applications continue to transform the end-user communications landscape,” said Xavier Gondry, Head of International Network Planning & Deployment, BICS. “With a highly compact, modular design and low power consumption, the Groove transport solution was a perfect fit for our evolving metro network needs. The solution gives us the ability to respond quickly to capacity needs and demands from our customers all while significantly minimizing both footprint and power usage.”

BICS is using the industry-leading Groove transmission solution to support the delivery of metro-based high-capacity, low latency point-to-point services, including 10G, coherent 100G, and OTU4 services. Initial deployment of the Groove systems began in Marseille last month and is now carrying live traffic. Additional deployments are planned for Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and other major European metropolitan area markets in the coming months.

“We are excited to renew our relationship with BICS and deliver a best-in-class transport solution that will help them enhance the scalability and robustness of their business and wholesale services across Europe,” said Richard Fellner, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Coriant.

The Coriant Groove™ G30 Platform is purpose-built to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth that today’s mobile, video, and cloud applications require, with ultra-low power consumption, high density, and flexibility for high-performance connectivity at the lowest total cost. The stackable solution supports 3.2 terabits of capacity throughput in a compact and highly pluggable 1RU form factor, and enables service providers and cloud and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs. The solution supports programmable DWDM line interface to optimize the bandwidth and performance of high-capacity transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-haul transport and/or DCI applications. Coriant recently expanded the Groove solution with the introduction of an open, plug-and-play optical layer that delivers 3X the density over comparable solutions and unmatched configuration flexibility, including support for both coherent and direct detect optical layer applications.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the technical, operational and financial benefits that the Groove G30 may provide. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the quarter and year ended September 29, 2018 as filed with the SEC on November 8, 2018, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at and the SEC’s website at Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.