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Press Release -- June 13th, 2011
Source: Infinera
Tags: 100G, Exchange, Video

Infinera Speaks at Cable Show on Digital Architecture Supporting Top-Performing U.S. Internet Service Providers

SUNNYVALE, CA, Jun 13, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

At this week's Cable Show in Chicago, Infinera's (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) Director of Marketing Gaylord Hart will speak on the architectural advantages of Infinera's large-scale photonic integration that have made it the choice of the majority of the top-performing Internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S., according to new data on ISP performance from Netflix.

Mr. Hart will speak on a business panel titled Architectural Considerations for Commercial Services Delivery. During this panel session, Mr. Hart will explain how Infinera's unique Digital Optical Networks architecture based on photonic integrated circuits enables service providers to scale capacity to meet rising demand quickly and efficiently. He will also discuss the evolution of optical transport technologies to 100G transport waves and beyond. To retain spectral efficiency and optimize performance, 100G and higher optical transport requires complex optical modulation such as PM-QPSK, which Infinera believes is most efficiently implemented using photonic integration, providing significant benefits in cost, reliability, density, heat generation, and reduced fiber connections.

According to data from analyst firm Ovum, the four highest-growth service providers in the U.S. from 2009 to 2010 were all cable operators. Cable companies are experiencing revenue growth by leveraging advanced services like video on demand and DOCSIS 3.0 broadband data. In a separate study of on-line streaming rates by Internet service providers, leading online entertainment giant Netflix found that all of the top seven performing U.S. ISPs in the January to May 2011 period were MSOs. Of the seven top performing U.S. cable operators cited, six have deployed an Infinera network.

"This data tells us the best performing cable operators rely on Infinera," said Mr. Hart. "Cable operators value Infinera's ability to deliver enhanced scalability and flexibility to meet their increasing demands to offer customers a variety of services including video and commercial services."

Infinera pioneered Digital Optical Networks with the Infinera DTN, a Digital ROADM based on large-scale photonic integration. With the new ATN platform, Infinera now offers an end-to-end solution providing scalable optical transport from the metro edge through regional networks and across the national backbone.

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 in order to retain spectral efficiency and optimize performance, 100G and higher optical transport requires complex optical modulation such as PM-QPSK, which Infinera believes is most efficiently implemented using photonic integration, providing significant benefits in cost, reliability, density, heat generation, and reduced fiber connections and that Cable operators value Infinera's ability to deliver enhanced scalability and flexibility to meet their increasing demands to offer customers a variety of services including video and commercial services. 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, 2011, 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.

For media and analysts:
Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Investors:
Bob Blair
Tel. (408) 716-4879
bblair@infinera.com

SOURCE: Infinera

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