Infinera, Opnext Partner for Interoperability Demo on NTT Communications Network
TOKYO and SUNNYVALE, CA, Jun 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) announced today that it has successfully completed a demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) transmission with NTT Communications over a live network. The 100 GbE transmission took place on the NTT Communications network in Makuhari, outside Tokyo. We believe that the demonstration, involving a 100 GbE signal handed off from a router to a prototype 100 GbE Infinera module in an Infinera DTN system, marks a significant step forward in the development of commercial 100 GbE technology.
The demonstration, which can be seen at the NTT Communications stand #5M26 at Interop Tokyo, used Opnext IEEE-compliant 100 GbE LR4 CFP optical transceivers in an Infinera 100 GbE module and an IP router. This is the latest in a series of Infinera demonstrations involving interoperability of 100 GbE components and systems from a range of other technology vendors.
“The Infinera system is unique in its ability to run 100 GbE services over today’s network,” said Mr. Kohei Kitade, IP Network Department of Network Business Division of NTT Communications. “Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization enables a wide range of services, including 100 GbE, to run over any set of available wavelengths, simplifying the deployment challenge for an operator that has already built a large network.”
“In partnership with NTT Communications, Infinera is driving towards wide interoperability and commercial standardization for 100 GbE services,” said Infinera CTO Drew Perkins. “Infinera believes that this demonstration is a first for Japan, a market where bandwidth growth is very strong and the need for next-generation services is clear.”
“Infinera’s interoperability demonstration of 100 GbE at Interop Tokyo highlights the momentum of next-generation optical transmission technology,” said Tadayuki Kanno, President of the Opnext module business unit. “Our design and manufacturing excellence and adherence to emerging standards in our 10G, 40G and 100G products enable system providers to confidently address their biggest network challenges.”
The Infinera DTN 100 Gigabit Ethernet tributary interface module in this demonstration is fully compliant with the most recent IEEE 802.3ba draft specification and CFP MSA. Infinera is working with other vendors and service providers in industry standards bodies to agree common standards for 100 GbE technology and services. Earlier this year, Infinera partnered with other router, test equipment and optical module vendors to show wide interoperability of 100GigE (see Infinera press release, Infinera Demonstrates 100 Gigabit Ethernet with Optical Vendors, March 22, 2010.)
Interop Tokyo takes place from June 9-11, 2010. More information about Interop Tokyo can be found at http://www.interop.jp/en/index.html. Infinera product and technology experts will be available at the Nissho Electronics booth #4G14 to discuss this demonstration and provide information on Infinera products and solutions.
About Infinera Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera’s systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera’s systems and PIC technology are designed to provide customers with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including that the demonstration, involving a 100 GbE signal handed off from a router to a prototype 100 GbE Infinera module in an Infinera DTN system, marks a significant step forward in the development of commercial 100 GbE technology; that Infinera is driving towards wide interoperability and commercial standardization for 100 GbE services and that this demonstration is a first for Japan. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipated,” “believed,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, a new technology being developed that replaces the PIC as the dominant technology in optical networks, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks that may impact Infinera’s business are set forth in our annual report Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2009, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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