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Australia’s NBN Selects Infinera’s GX Series Platform and ICE-X Intelligent Coherent Pluggables to Upgrade National Broadband Network PDF Icon

San Jose, Calif. – March 14, 2024, 8:00 a.m. ET – Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) announced today that NBN Co (nbn), Australia’s wholesale open-access broadband provider, has selected Infinera’s GX Series platform and ICE-X intelligent coherent pluggables to help upgrade its nationwide optical network. The combined solution, spanning metro, regional and long-haul transport, will expand the capacity of nbn’s nationwide network and enable the company to enhance delivery of high-speed services to its wholesale customers.

nbn’s nationwide network supports delivery of broadband access to wholesale customers across the country while also connecting homes and businesses on its broader nbn broadband access network. The Infinera GX and ICE-X solution, which will be deployed across nbn’s 60,000-kilometer fiber optic transport network, will increase traffic aggregation efficiencies and overall network capacity, while enabling significant power and cost per bit savings.

“The need for broadband in Australia is expected to reach levels never seen before over the next decade, and we continue to upgrade and modernise our national network to stay ahead of the evolving needs of our customers,” said Andrew Leong, nbn Chief Technology Officer – Fixed Networks. “By enhancing the performance of our fibre optic backbone by using Infinera’s GX platform and ICE-X pluggable optics, we expect to be able to cost-efficiently scale capacity while delivering a great customer experience.”

“We’re pleased to extend our longstanding relationship with nbn by providing them with a versatile suite of networking solutions enabling them to innovatively leverage their fiber assets and rapidly respond to current and emerging customer demands,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “nbn’s new upgraded network will continue to position them as Australia’s key telecommunications backbone.”

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Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Infinera Investors:
Amitabh Passi
Head of Investor Relations
Tel. +1 (669) 295-1489
apassi@infinera.com

About Infinera

Infinera is a global supplier of innovative open optical networking solutions and advanced optical semiconductors that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments, and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. Infinera solutions deliver industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications. To learn more about Infinera, visit www.infinera.com, follow us on X and LinkedIn, and subscribe for updates.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the technical, operational and financial benefits of Infinera’s GX platform and ICE-X pluggables. 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 Fiscal Quarter ended September 30, 2023 as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2024, 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.

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