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IHS Names Infinera Leader in Optical Networking and Datacenter Interconnect Market PDF Icon

June 24, 2015

Sunnyvale, Calif. – June 24, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that IHS, formerly Infonetics Research, named Infinera as a leader among the top optical network hardware vendors in the recently published 2015 Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard. In the report, Infinera is described as the ‘ne plus ultra of the rapidly growing Internet content provider and datacenter interconnect market.’ The report further highlights Infinera as a leader not because of size but because of ‘outstanding customer perceptions, large market share gains and tight finances.’

The IHS 2015 Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard profiles, analyzes and ranks the 10 largest global vendors of optical transport equipment. The only report of its kind, this Scorecard evaluates the top optical hardware vendors on criteria using metrics that include direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation and other benchmarks. In the report, Infinera emerges as one of the three leading optical transport equipment providers worldwide.

“Infinera has excellent scores across the board and as such it is no surprise that Infinera is ranked as a leader,” said Andrew Schmitt, research director, Carrier Transport Networking at IHS. “Infinera has market presence with excellent scores from customers for product reliability, service and support. The company also had excellent momentum as a result of big market share gains in 2014 and is the top perceived vendor when it comes to technology innovation.”

“The IHS Optical Network Hardware Vendor scorecard shows that Infinera’s focus on customer satisfaction, quality and market leading innovation continues to resonate with global network operators,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “We are honored to receive the highest recognition from IHS for the second year running based on our success deploying Intelligent Transport Networks around the world.”

Last year IHS, then Infonetics, ranked Infinera as the top optical vendor in its 2014 scorecard as a result of very high ratings among customers for technology innovation, reliability, and service and support. This year, IHS refined its scoring system and classified the top optical hardware vendors into three categories: leader, established or challenger, depending on their overall score.

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About Infinera
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their datacenter, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at

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