400Gb/s of Capacity Restored in Four Weeks
SUNNYVALE, CA, Jun 29, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) announced today its achievement in delivering technology to support Pacnet’s restoration of damaged terrestrial and subsea optical networks following the earthquakes and tsunami which devastated northeast Japan earlier this year.
Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider and operator of a regional network providing connectivity among Japan, Hong Kong, China, the United States and other countries throughout the Pacific Rim.
Days after the disaster, Infinera was given the task to deliver 400Gb/s of capacity over Pacnet’s Japanese subsea and terrestrial networks as quickly as possible without compromising Infinera’s high standards. Infinera’s response was an immediate commitment to get the network into the customer’s desired state.
Without any delay, Infinera assembled a virtual task force in Tokyo, Singapore and Sunnyvale to put in place a detailed recovery plan. Four days later, all the equipment required to restore the 400Gb/s of capacity over the Pacnet subsea and terrestrial networks was shipped to Tokyo.
In all, it took the Infinera Japanese support team — after battling extreme conditions and tight timelines — less than four weeks to install, commission and test the entire new 400Gb/s of capacity.
“Pacnet’s priority has always been our customers — we want them to enjoy the latest, most innovative services that meet the highest industry standards regardless of any situation. When the disaster hit, we immediately took action to restore the fault and are very thankful to have Infinera as our partner,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Technology Officer of Pacnet. “Throughout the whole process, the Infinera team displayed solid commitment, determination and professionalism in supporting the restoration of our network and service to our customers in record time.”
“The task to help restore the Pacnet network under such tight timelines and immense pressure was significant,” said Lonny Orona, Infinera Vice-President for Customer Support. “But we were determined to help our customer in any way possible and be with them every step of the way, so they could fully meet their customers’ needs. Both the Pacnet and the Infinera teams worked tirelessly to restore service on the network enabling them to roll out services quickly and efficiently.”
The Infinera DTN based Submarine Solution delivers the benefits of Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture, enabling ease of scalability and operation, as well as seamless interoperability with a terrestrial Infinera network. Infinera has deployed more than 85,000 kilometers of subsea networks across five continents.
About Pacnet Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry’s first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
About Infinera Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera’s systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency 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 forward-looking statements, which statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 1, 2011, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our 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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