Infinera Photonic Integrated Circuits Exceed One Billion Hours of Failure-Free Operation

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 17, 2013 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today that Infinera's photonic integrated circuits (PICs) recently surpassed one billion hours of failure-free operation in live networks worldwide. This achievement underscores the reliability of Infinera's PICs and the key role they play in creating Intelligent Transport Networks.

This figure is a cumulative total for all of the PICs that Infinera has shipped to customers since late 2004 in the Infinera DTN and DTN-X platforms. PICs are deployed by 109 customers in 67 countries around the world to light over one million kilometers of fiber and provide over three petabits per second of transmission capacity.

"This achievement is a very significant milestone for Infinera," said Rick Talbot, Current Analysis. "It demonstrates that photonic integration offers the same kind of benefits in reliability as silicon integration for electronics has demonstrated over the past 50 years. This reliability is critical as operators leverage PICs for cost-effective super-channel solutions to scale Intelligent Transport Networks."

"We are excited to make this announcement, as it demonstrates that Infinera has revolutionized this marketplace with our photonic integrated circuits," said Dave Welch, Infinera Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and CTO. "Our solutions, based on photonic integrated circuits, provide global service providers with the reliability they demand to operate Intelligent Transport Networks."

Infinera continues to lead the long-haul 100G optical transport market since its entry in Q2 2012. The company announced last month that the Dell'Oro Group ranked Infinera number one for the first quarter of 2013 in the global long-haul 100G wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market.

The Intelligent Transport Network is an evolution of Infinera's Digital Optical Network and is showcased by the DTN-X platform and the Infinera portfolio. The DTN-X is engineered to be scalable and provide investment protection with one terabit per slot capacity ready for future terabit super-channels and Terabit Ethernet. It was designed from the ground up to converge DWDM transmission and OTN switching today along with optical and MPLS switching in the future. It is automated with an intelligent control plane and provides a platform for Transport SDN and Infinera's Open Transport Switch. With the Intelligent Transport Network and the DTN-X, carriers can increase revenues with rapid service delivery, reduce capital costs through multi-layer optimization and reduce operating costs through multi-layer automation.

About Infinera
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

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 with the Intelligent Transport Network and the DTN-X, carriers can increase revenues with rapid service delivery, reduce capital costs through multi-layer optimization and reduce operating costs through multi-layer automation. . 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 and the SEC's website at Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.


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