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IHS Names Infinera Market Momentum Leader in Global Optical Equipment Segment PDF Icon

May 23, 2016

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 23, 2016 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced today its recognition for the third consecutive year as a leader among the top optical network hardware vendors and the #1 vendor in terms of market momentum in the recently published 2016 IHS Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard. The Scorecard reports that Infinera continues to benefit from the rapidly growing Internet content provider and data center interconnect market, and delivered outstanding market share gains, tight finances and solid customer perceptions over the period assessed.

In addition to naming Infinera #1 in market momentum the Scorecard names Infinera as one of four overall leaders in the market and describes Infinera as producing ‘excellent scores across the board.’ The Scorecard further highlights direct feedback from customers placing Infinera as a leading vendor in multiple categories including:

  • Technology Innovation
  • Product Reliability
  • Service and Support

The IHS 2016 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 a leading optical transport equipment provider worldwide.

“As a leader in the 2016 IHS Optical Network Scorecard, Infinera performed strongly across all evaluation criteria,” said Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, IHS Technology. “Infinera’s lead in market momentum, combined with positive customer perception in technology innovation, product reliability, and service and support were key to it securing this rating for the third year running.”

“The IHS Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard confirms that Infinera’s focus on customer satisfaction, quality and market leading innovation continues to resonate globally with network operators,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “We are honored to receive the highest recognition from IHS for the third consecutive year based on the success of Intelligent Transport Networks deployed around the globe and as a result of delivering the most innovative solutions coupled with the Infinera Experience to our customers.”

IHS 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, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. 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. 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 26, 2016 as filed with the SEC on May 4, 2016, 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.