SOURCE: Infinera

June 04, 2007 15:22 ET

New Mexico Selects Infinera for Statewide Government Network

First Government Agency to Deploy Digital Optical Network

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - The State of New Mexico General Services Department, Communications Division has selected Infinera to provide an optical network connecting the major state and local government, research, and educational facilities throughout the state.

With 200 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) of connectivity currently available in the network, the New Mexico network will enable local and state government offices to share information and information technology assets for greater productivity and economic efficiency. It will also connect to an existing digital microwave network that provides voice and data connectivity to rural areas of New Mexico. When complete, the infrastructure will provide connectivity to renowned research institutions located in New Mexico including the University of New Mexico system, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Tech University and all state government offices. Other plans include expansions to support tele-health, public safety and education.

"We were impressed by the capabilities of Infinera's Digital architecture and the economics of their system," commented John Martinez, Director of the Communications Division at the State of New Mexico. "As technology advances, so does the need for greater capacity, and the Infinera platform provides the scalability to advance us many years into the future," added Martinez.

"We are excited to see a forward-looking state like New Mexico become the first state in the country to deploy a Digital Optical Network," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "With its ability to provide easily scalable bandwidth and carrier-class reliability at the affordable price points suitable for public organizations such as the State of New Mexico, we believe that Infinera is a great fit for government networks."

The Infinera DTN is architected to combine the scalability of DWDM transport, the flexibility of digital bandwidth management, and the intelligence of GMPLS service availability.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems (the DTN System) to telecommunications carriers, cable operators and other service providers worldwide. Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) incorporates 100 Gigabits per second of transmit and receive capacity and the functionality of more than 60 discrete optical components into a pair of indium phosphide chips. Infinera's DTN system and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks that provide operating simplicity, enhanced revenue generation, faster time-to-service and capital cost savings. For more information, please visit 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 such as the expected suitability of our system for government networks, our system's ability to provide easily scalable bandwidth and carrier class reliability at affordable price points and other statements that can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Jeff Ferry
    Infinera
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