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Coriant Extends Collaboration with Telefónica Colombia to Enhance Network Infrastructure with Data Center Interconnect Solution PDF Icon

Munich – October 25, 2017

Metro to Long Haul Packet Optical Transport Innovation Helps Reduce Costs and Power New Services

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced it has extended its long-standing network technology collaboration with Telefónica Colombia with the introduction of the Coriant Groove™ G30 muxponder platform. The compact 1RU Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution enables Telefónica Colombia to cost-efficiently deliver high-performance 100G interconnect solutions to large enterprises and web-scale Internet operators, while building upon a scalable and efficient end-to-end packet optical network powered by Coriant technology.

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.

“Our best-in-class packet optical transport infrastructure enables Telefónica Colombia to quickly and cost-efficiently meet the service requirements of our end-user customers,” said Hernán Felipe Cucalón Merchán, Director de Redes, Telefónica Colombia. “Coriant has played an important role in the evolution of our network since 2006 with proven technology innovation backed by an unwavering commitment to service and support, including a strong local team with technical expertise.”

In addition to the recent deployment of the Groove G30 platform, the Coriant metro to long haul packet optical transport solution for Telefónica Colombia includes the latest features of the Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform and the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform. The tightly integrated solution helps Telefónica Colombia maximize utilization of deployed network resources to reduce CapEx, while accelerating service provisioning and reducing OpEx with end-to-end service management enabled by the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS).

“We are pleased to support one of the most technically advanced networks in the region that is optimized to serve the needs of Telefónica Colombia’s customers today and into the future,” said Uwe Fischer, Executive Vice President, R&D and PLM, and Chief Technology Officer, Coriant. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with new advances in flexible, scalable, and programmable packet optical networking.”

Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157

Jeff Hustis
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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, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at

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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.