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Western James Bay Telecom Network Selects Infinera to Expand Broadband Services to Rural Canadian Communities PDF Icon

San Jose, Calif. – December 19, 2023, 8:00 a.m. ET – Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) announced today Western James Bay Telecom Network (WJBTN) selected Infinera to expand connectivity services to rural communities in northern Ontario, Canada. With Infinera’s optical networking solution based on the Infinera XTM Series, the Canadian rural telecom service provider can deliver flexible, reliable, and cost-effective high-bandwidth solutions to its residential, business, and government customers.

WJBTN has been bringing telecommunications services to rural communities in Canada from Moosonee along the western James Bay coast through Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Attawapiskat since 2010. With the selection of Infinera, WJBTN will be able to cost-effectively deliver critical next-generation high-capacity network services to support the region’s economic development and access to education and telehealth.

WJBTN’s vast network traverses challenging terrains, including ice roads and rugged landscapes. In this demanding environment, the meticulous design expertise of Infinera’s partner, FONEX Data Systems, played a pivotal role in addressing region-specific challenges. By utilizing the Infinera XTM Series, FONEX delivered strong customer support and a wide range of long-term growth options.

“FONEX’s unwavering support, coupled with Infinera’s excellent XTM solution, has greatly improved our network design, enabling us to substantially boost bandwidth, expand our service network footprint, and significantly enhance service quality and bandwidth speeds for our valued customers,“ said David Coté, General Manager, Western James Bay Telecom Network.

“We are pleased to support Western James Bay Telecom Network’s upgrade, helping them expand their broadband networking infrastructure with Infinera’s leading technology to deliver robust connectivity services to rural Ontario communities,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.

Infinera worked closely with its local partner FONEX to offer a best-in-class solution to fit WJBTN’s needs.


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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the potential technical, financial and operational benefits of the Infinera XTM Series. 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 July 1, 2023 as filed with the SEC on August 9, 2023, as well as any subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at and the SEC’s website at 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.