Infinera Brings Efficiency to the Metro Network

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 19, 2009 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) is unveiling its new ATN metro WDM edge platform to bring the benefits of Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture to the edge of the network, providing service providers with a seamless end-to-end managed WDM solution. With the introduction of the compact and flexible ATN today and the Infinera submarine solution last month, Infinera now provides end-to-end optical networks capability. Infinera products are now carrying live traffic in all segments of the DWDM market: metro, regional/long-haul, and submarine.

The Infinera ATN will be on display in a live demo at Infinera's booth no. 2609 at the Supercomm 2009 trade show, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 21st in Chicago.

The ATN is designed to offer seamless integration with an Infinera DTN network with a common network management system, enabling end-to-end service provisioning and visibility. By eliminating back-to-back transponders at network interconnection points, an ATN/DTN network delivers savings in capital expenditure, while extending Infinera's well-known ease of operation to the metro edge. An ATN network, in combination with a DTN network can offer end-to-end integrated OTN bandwidth management for traffic transiting the network, leveraging Infinera's integrated digital bandwidth management. The ATN also provides a best-in-class, high-density platform for stand-alone metro C/DWDM applications, including data center connectivity, commercial services extension and broadband backhaul. The ease of operation and powerful management software provide robust network management options from the smallest to the largest networks, enabling operators to minimize network operational expenditure.

The Infinera ATN is a compact, metro optical transport platform delivering up to 40 DWDM or 8 CWDM wavelengths on a single fiber pair. Implementing flexible Service Interface Modules (SIMs) with all line-side and client-side interfaces pluggable, the ATN offers flexible configurations to simplify and accelerate network deployment. The ATN has been designed to offer best-in-class density and power consumption in a small form factor. It is designed to support all metro transport services, including Ethernet, SAN, SONET/SDH, OTN and video services.

Network Efficiency

Infinera's digital architecture has brought new efficiency to core optical networks: Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization™ ensures that bandwidth resources in the core network can be allocated to carry any available service between any points on the network, thereby increasing network flexibility and utilization rates, and minimizing stranded bandwidth. By interconnecting ATN and DTN networks, the ATN extends those efficiency and flexibility benefits to the metro edge.

Infinera has already won six customers for the new ATN platform, including wins in the U.S. and overseas. These ATN customers represent a broad range of optical network operators, including telecom carriers, cable operators, and Internet content providers. Deltacom, a leading provider of integrated communications services in the southeastern U.S., has deployed the Infinera ATN in several of its metro markets. Deltacom already operates a long-haul DTN network across the southeastern U.S. After looking at a number of metro platforms, Deltacom selected the Infinera ATN because of its space and power efficiency, broad range of services supported, and the power of a combined ATN/DTN network. "We are pleased to integrate the Infinera ATN, with its rapid bandwidth augmentation capabilities, into our metro network, enabling Deltacom to quickly and reliably respond to customer demand and continue to expand our reach across our southeastern markets," commented Jim O'Brien, Deltacom's Executive Vice President of Operations.

According to independent market analyst firm Ovum, worldwide revenue in the metro DWDM market in 2008 was $3.6 billion, with a forecast average annual growth rate of 13% over the next six years. The introduction of the ATN enables Infinera to address the full metro market. "Infinera's ATN metro platform effectively doubles Infinera's addressable market while also strengthening its value proposition," said Ovum Vice-President for Network Infrastructure Dana Cooperson. "In-house development of the platform promises capital and expense efficiencies from tight coupling of the ATN and DTN in critical areas like service and network management and physical interworking, but the platform stands on its own as well."

"Our customers have embraced the simplicity, efficiency and speed of the Digital Optical Network," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "They have asked us for solutions to extend the Infinera benefits deeper into their metro network. We're very happy to provide our newest platform, the ATN, to make an end-to-end, tightly integrated Infinera network a reality."

Infinera at Supercomm

Infinera will be hosting customers and other visitors at our booth at Supercomm, Booth no. 2609, at McCormick Place, Chicago, from Wednesday, Oct. 21st to Friday, Oct. 23rd. At Supercomm, we will feature a live demonstration of ATN/DTN interworking, showing the ease of use and power of end-to-end circuit provisioning with an Infinera network. Infinera sales and technical experts will be available to provide updates on Infinera solutions for submarine networks and middle-mile broadband stimulus networks, as well as Infinera's world-leading photonic integration technology. To book an appointment, please contact your Infinera sales representative or email us at Email Contact.

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 an ATN/DTN network delivers savings in capital expenditure, while extending Infinera's well-known ease of operation to the metro edge; that the ATN provides a best-in-class, high-density platform for stand-alone metro C/DWDM applications; that the ease of operation and powerful management software provide robust network management options from the smallest to the largest networks, enabling operators to minimize network operational expenditure; that the ease of operation and powerful management software provide robust network management options from the smallest to the largest networks, enabling operators to minimize network operational expenditure; that the ATN has been designed to offer best-in-class density and power consumption in a small form factor and designed to support all metro transport services; and that the introduction of the ATN enables Infinera to address the full metro market. 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, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, a new technology being developed that replaces the PIC as the dominant technology in optical networks, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks that may impact Infinera's business are set forth in our annual report Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2009, 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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