SOURCE: Infinera

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November 17, 2014 08:00 ET

CenturyLink and Infinera to Deliver Terabit Capacity at Super Computing 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA and MONROE, LA--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2014) - Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that they will deliver one terabit per second (1 Tb/s) of super-channel transmission capacity to support the SCinet network at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), to be held Nov. 17-21 in New Orleans.

One terabit of capacity will connect the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to CenturyLink's nationwide fiber optic network, utilizing the Infinera DTN-X platform. The terabit deployment will demonstrate the rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the conference to CenturyLink's network.

CenturyLink currently offers 100 GbE Optical Wavelength Service to research institutions and laboratories, including those at more than 150 U.S. Department of Defense locations through a contract for the Defense Research and Engineering Network; financial and educational institutions; Internet content providers; and is delivering these Ethernet services to enterprise customers across the U.S. and in select international cities through a dedicated network connection.

"This terabit deployment demonstrates the scale, reliability and efficiency of our network and complements the 100 gigabit Ethernet services we have available to our customers today," said Pieter Poll, senior vice president of national and international network planning at CenturyLink. "The delivery of terabit capacity on SCinet demonstrates the rapid provisioning of services and the ability to turn up terabit capacity in minutes."

SCinet is one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world, created each year for the Supercomputing Conference. This infrastructure enables and brings to life a high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary research applications and experiments taking place at the conference, connecting the New Orleans convention center to research and commercial networks around the world.

"This demonstration with CenturyLink illustrates the ability to rapidly scale bandwidth and provision services across an Intelligent Transport Network," said Bob Jandro, Infinera senior vice president, worldwide sales. "Working with CenturyLink to dynamically deliver terabit capacity over their backbone emphasizes the value of our solutions in powering one of the largest networks in the U.S."

About Infinera
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About SC14
SC14, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC14, please visit: http://sc14.supercomputing.org.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the features and benefits of Infinera's products including that: this demonstration illustrates the ability to rapidly scale bandwidth and provision services across an Intelligent Transport Network and that working to dynamically deliver terabit capacity over a customer's backbone emphasizes the value of Infinera's solutions. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera's business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2014 as filed with the SEC on October 29, 2014, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera's 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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