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Brazil’s Vogel Telecom Selects Coriant End-to-End Solution to Enhance Performance of National Backbone Network PDF Icon

Munich – October 3, 2017

Coriant Teams with Logicalis to Help Vogel Telecom Scale Network Capacity and Enhance Service Flexibility with State-of-the-Art OTN Switching and Optical Transport Technology

Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that Vogel Telecom, a leading carrier’s carrier service provider in Brazil, has selected an integrated OTN switching and coherent optical transport solution from Coriant to scale its nationwide backbone network and enhance the delivery of flexible end-user services, including OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH. The end-to-end Coriant solution, which extends from metro to long haul network segments, was delivered in collaboration with Coriant’s strategic partner Logicalis, a leading provider of global IT solutions and managed services in Latin America. The new project represents an extension to a contract originally signed at the end of 2016.

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.

Vogel Telecom’s national scope includes a network infrastructure that spans over 21,000 kilometers of fiber optics and supports high-capacity connectivity services across over 600 cities in 13 Brazilian states and the Federal District of Brasília. The new national backbone project covers over 4,000 kilometers of fiber optic transmission and connects the States of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro. The project will strengthen Vogel´s presence in major markets in Brazil by expanding its business in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte and by adding Rio de Janeiro as a new location under Vogel´s coverage.

“As we looked to enhance our transport infrastructure, we needed a solution that could deliver efficiency, scalability, and flexibility across multiple network segments. After rigorous evaluation of our options, Coriant was the clear choice. The company’s end-to-end packet optical transport solutions demonstrated best-in-class performance, and working closely with Logicalis, they offered a solution cost-optimized for our current and future needs.” said José Felipe Ruppenthal, Diretor de Planejamento e Estratégia de Recursos de Rede, Vogel Telecom.

“This equipment will offer us essential reinforcement for the increase in capacity in our transport network. Through this initiative we will have a large production capacity available between our main cities, while ensuring a network that is flexible and robust,” said Denio Portella, CTO, Vogel Telecom.

Vogel Telecom selected Coriant’s state-of-the-art technology to efficiently support diverse service types (e.g., OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH) and scale backbone network capacity to meet the evolving connectivity demands of its end-user customers, which include businesses, governments, service providers, data centers, and large telecom operators. The new network supports up to 5 Tbps of capacity and is designed to support up to 10 Tbps in the future as traffic demands evolve.

“We are pleased to be a trusted supplier for Vogel Telecom and are working closely with Logicalis to help them differentiate their high-capacity connectivity services by delivering a superior customer experience from end-to-end,” said Alberto Barriento, Managing Director, Caribbean and Latin America, Coriant.

The end-to-end Coriant solution for Vogel Telecom includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico Packet Optical Transport Platform for cost-efficient metro access, the state-of-the-art Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform for agnostic service aggregation and OTN switching, and the Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform for best-in-class long haul coherent DWDM transmission. To simplify end-to-end provisioning and efficiently manage multi-domain traffic as a single network, Vogel Telecom will rely on the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS). With advanced integration of the Coriant product platforms, seamless interworking and efficient service hand-offs between metro, core, and long haul domains, the Coriant solution will provide significant improvements in network operations, while enabling faster and more cost-effective creation of resilient, high-speed services optimized for end-user application demands.

“Our team worked hard to help Vogel take another step toward consolidating its operation nationwide and raise itself to a new level of quality in the services provided,” said Anderson André, Sales Director, Logicalis Brasil.

Contacts:
Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Investors:
Jeff Hustis
Tel: + 1 (408) 213-7150
jhustis@infinera.com

Coriant at Futurecom 2017
Coriant will showcase the latest advances in its portfolio of SDN/NFV-enabled packet optical transport solutions at Futurecom 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil from October 2-5. Visitors to the Coriant Futurecom exhibit will learn how innovation in open, SDN/NFV-enabled, and performance-aware connectivity is transforming high-speed network infrastructure for a new generation of end-user services and applications, including cloud, 5G, IoT, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Virtual Reality.To arrange a meeting with Coriant executives or technology experts at Futurecom 2017, please contact Daniel Scaion at daniel.scaion@coriant.com.

About Infinera
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at www.infinera.com/blog.

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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 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.