Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings), a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X into TeliaSonera International Carrier’s (TSIC) European network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, has already enabled TSIC to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE services to wholesale customers in North America and now TSIC is expanding the network into Europe.
TSIC, a leading global IP carrier, operates a wholly owned fiber optic network connecting 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America and Asia. Customers include content providers and network operators globally for IP, DWDM, Ethernet, voice and specialized mobile services.
TSIC is deploying an Intelligent Transport Network to scale network capacity, automate operations and reduce complexity by converging multi-layer switching with the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gigabit per second coherent super-channel transmission. The Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise to enable future upgrades to terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet.
“Stockholm to Hamburg is an important network route for us both for delivering services to our Nordic and Baltic end-users and for being part of the global long haul routes Europe-Russia and Europe-overland to Asia,” said Erik Hallberg, President of TSIC. “Our experience in North America is that Infinera gives us a competitive edge by enabling us to use time as a weapon to deliver 10 GbE and 100 GbE services faster than the competition. We look forward to expanding our Intelligent Transport Network into Europe with Infinera.”
“TSIC is building one of the most advanced networks in the world, and they need a network that enables them to respond quickly to customer requests for high-bandwidth services,” said Chris Champion, Infinera SVP, EMEA Sales. “TSIC’s deployment of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network in Europe shows that together we are lighting the way to the Terabit Era.”
TSIC first selected the Infinera DTN in 2009. In November 2011, TSIC and Infinera performed the world’s first terabit trial in California based on DTN-X equipment. In June 2012, TSIC was named Best Global NGN Optical Network at the DWDM Awards in Monaco. In November 2012 TSIC announced the deployment of the DTN-X platform with Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ across its North American network.
The Intelligent Transport Network enables carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation.
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About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is part of Teliasonera Group. It owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services –empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at teliasoneraic.com
Infinera is a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that deploying an Intelligent Transport Network enables carriers to scale network capacity, automate operations and reduce complexity by converging multi-layer switching with 500G coherent super-channel transmission; the Infinera DTN-X is designed to scale without compromise to enable future upgrades to terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet, that the Intelligent Transport Network enables carriers to use time as a weapon to increase revenues with highly reliable, differentiated services while reducing operating costs through scale, multi-layer convergence and automation; and that Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. These forward looking 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 ability to protect our intellectual property rights, 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 and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2013, 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.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.
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