GBI Deploys Infinera’s ICE Optical Engines to Increase Network Capacity, Launch New Services, and Support the World Cup
San Jose, Calif. – March 23, 2022, 8:00 a.m. ET – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity, and content enabler, deployed Infinera’s industry-leading Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology to increase capacity on GBI’s Smart Network. This has enabled GBI to launch new initiatives like its Capacity Protection Program and prepare for major events like the World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar later this year.
Infinera’s ICE technology deployed across GBI’s submarine and terrestrial networks equips GBI to deliver reliable, ultra-high-speed capacity to its customers, helping them meet increasing data traffic and bandwidth demands in the region. Positioning GBI’s network for success, Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform has enabled GBI to launch its Capacity Protection Program, which seeks to provide customers with increased protection and optimize both the restoration and repair processes, as well as take a proactive approach to fault prediction and detection. Launched earlier this year, GBI’s program will provide billions of international viewers with a seamless viewing experience of the world’s largest football competition.
“Deploying Infinera’s ICE technology across our network provides the terabits of capacity required to meet the demanding bandwidth needs of the region,” said Gavin Rea, Chief Technical Officer at GBI. “This deployment has enabled GBI to kick off our exciting new Capacity Protection Program to better support our customers and stream international events with reliability and ease. With Infinera’s ICE technology, we are well-positioned to provide a variety of reliable, high-capacity services now and in the future.”
“GBI operates significant subsea and terrestrial networks in the Middle East and globally, providing their customers with industry-leading network services,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “By deploying Infinera’s high-capacity coherent optical transmission solutions on their Smart Network, GBI is able to increase network capacity and deliver new services to their customers. We are delighted to support GBI and their customers throughout the Middle East and globally.”
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the technical, financial and operational benefits of Infinera’s ICE technology and its GX Series Compact Modular Platform. 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 Fiscal Year ended December 25, 2021 as filed with the SEC on February 23, 2022, as well as any 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. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies and can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.