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Press Release -- October 26th, 2010
Source: Infinera
Tags: 100G, 40G, DWDM, Ethernet, Exchange, Low Latency, MPLS

KVH Selects Infinera for Japanese Network

High-Speed Ethernet Services for Business & Finance Community

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — KVH, a provider of integrated communications and IT management solutions in Japan, has selected an Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) Digital Optical Network to provide speed, scalability, and low latency to its business customers.

Based in Tokyo, KVH offers integrated communications and IT management solutions including managed services, data networking, internet access, and voice services to business customers with facility-based networks in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka. KVH is the leading provider of ultra low latency and proximity hosting solutions to the high frequency trading community in Japan.

KVH’s customers are increasingly demanding multi-Gigabit connections for applications including high frequency trading, real time disaster recovery and storage area network backup. KVH selected the Infinera DTN Digital ROADM system with integrated OTN switching for the scalability, speed, and flexibility of Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture. With the Infinera DTN network, KVH can deliver services from 1 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) to 40Gb/s today and 100Gb/s in the future in a matter of days, instead of the weeks or months typically required by traditional DWDM systems. Infinera systems powered by photonic integrated circuits are designed up to 8 Terabits per second of line-side capacity throughout the network. Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization architecture enables the flexible deployment of PIC-based network capacity to carry any available service between any points on the network without any of the optical impairments or constraints typical of all-optical ROADMs. With Infinera’s Digital ROADM, OTN switching and grooming is enabled at every network node.

KVH will deploy the Infinera DTN with new software-provisionable multi-protocol Tributary Adapter Modules (TAMs) available in Release 6.0 to deliver 4Gb/s and 10Gb/s Fibre Channel services to support disaster recovery and storage backup services. These new products began shipping in Q3 of this year.

With the Infinera network, KVH will also be able to deliver reduced latency across its network. The Infinera network delivers low latency with optics and electronics optimized to minimize non-essential processing of the signal as it travels through the network. After the initial deployment in the Tokyo metropolitan area, KVH intends to deploy Infinera networks in Yokohama and Osaka.

“Our new Infinera network will support us in our goals of leading the market with new services for our business customers, especially customers in the financial services industry, to further strengthen our proposition in ultra-high-speed networks and ultra-low-latency network and cloud computing services,” said KVH Vice President, Telco and International Business Unit, Dr. Zhongmin Guo.

“KVH is at the leading edge of important networking trends and serving some of the world’s most demanding customers, and we are delighted to support KVH with an Infinera Digital Optical Network,” said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon.

The Infinera DTN is the first optical networking system powered by large-scale photonic integrated circuits. Deployed worldwide in long-haul and metro core networks, the Infinera DTN combines high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

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

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 KVH has selected Infinera’s Digital Optical Network for its speed, scalability, flexibility, and low latency; that KVH can deliver services from 1 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) to 40Gb/s today and 100Gb/s in the future in a matter of days; that Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization architecture can carry any available service between any network points without optical impairments or constraints; that Infinera’s network will enable KVH to deliver reduced latency across its network; that the Infinera network delivers low latency with optics and electronics optimized to minimize non-essential signal processing; and that KVH intends to deploy Infinera networks in Yokohama and Osaka. 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, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact any of the group’s business are set forth in their annual reports on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2010, 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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SOURCE: Infinera

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