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Frontier Communications Enhances Broadband Services in Connecticut with Coriant Solution PDF Icon

Naperville, Ill. – July 18, 2017

Best-in-Class Packet Optical Transport Technology to Improve Connectivity Services for Residential, Business, and Wholesale Customers

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 Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) will deploy Coriant technology to modernize its fiber-optic transport infrastructure across Connecticut. The Coriant solution will enable Frontier to enhance broadband services for its residential, business, and wholesale customers while improving network scalability, functionality, and efficiency.

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.

The statewide network upgrade, scheduled for completion in the second half of 2017, will span more than 100 Point-of-Presence sites and include transmission speeds from 10G to 100G. The Coriant solution includes the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform and Coriant® 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platform, as well as the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite, a sophisticated end-to-end management solution that improves service resiliency, simplifies operations, and supports fast provisioning of high-capacity services.

Coriant’s integrated packet optical solution will give Frontier a robust suite of advanced technologies to cost-efficiently scale and manage broadband service capacity from the network edge to the optical core. These technologies include universal switching, Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM), and end-to-end service programmability, automation, and management enabled by the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite.

“We are excited to be working with Frontier to enhance the performance of its optical network to ensure a superior customer experience,” said Richard Miller, Managing Director, North America, Coriant. “Our high-capacity, low-latency solution is a perfect fit for Frontier’s needs, and is fully optimized for the high-bandwidth services and applications driving network transformation, including enterprise cloud, IoT, and ultra-high-definition video streaming.”

Contacts:
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Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
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Investors:
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jhustis@infinera.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.