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Press Release -- November 17th, 2017
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CenturyLink and Infinera Connect the Research and Education Community at SC17

Sunnyvale, Calif. and Monroe, La., – Nov. 14, 2017, 10:00 AM PST – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings), a leading global network services company and Infinera, the leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, are delivering multi-terabit connectivity to SC17, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. SC17 gathers the research and education community to share a wide range of cutting-edge demonstrations including atmospheric research, astrophysical imaging of space and genetic data mining. CenturyLink and Infinera are providing 2.8 terabits per second of capacity between SC17 and research networks around the world, leveraging the CenturyLink core network.

CenturyLink operates a robust, global 450,000 route mile fiber network and a 360,000 route mile international transport network. CenturyLink utilizes Infinera for delivery of optical networking innovations to keep pace with accelerating bandwidth demand.

“As the continuous growth of the digital economy expands what is possible, CenturyLink is a trusted partner in an increasingly complex digital world,” said Aamir Hussain, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CenturyLink. “CenturyLink’s goal is to be the world’s best networking provider and we are well-positioned to address the complex network requirements of research and education institutions. Working with Infinera to deliver 2.8 terabits per second of capacity to SC17 demonstrates our commitment to serving these customers and providing them with the highly secure network connectivity they need.”

“We are delighted to work with CenturyLink to connect SC17 to research and education networks around the world,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera connects research and education networks that push the boundaries of computing with optical networking platforms that deliver industry-leading performance in an easy-to-use, compact footprint.”

Contacts:

Infinera Media:

Anna Vue

Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157

avue@infinera.com

CenturyLink Media:

Stephanie Meisse

Tel. +1 (419) 755-8433

stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com

Infinera Investors:

Jeff Hustis

Tel: +1 (408) 213-7150

jhustis@infinera.com

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

About Infinera

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate 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 www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

Infinera and the Infinera logo are registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the potential benefits of deploying Infinera platforms in research and education networks. 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 September 30, 2017 as filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017, as well 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. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

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