SOURCE: Infinera

March 27, 2007 18:45 ET

FPL FiberNet Selects Infinera for Florida Regional Optical Network

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- FPL FiberNet has selected Infinera for its regional optical network in Florida. The Infinera DTN will bring the benefits of Digital Optical Networking to the fast-growing Florida market, a key connection point between the North American market and the Caribbean and Latin American markets.

FPL FiberNet, a subsidiary of FPL Group (NYSE: FPL), delivers broadband services to the major IXCs, wireless carriers, international telecom companies, ISPs and large enterprises. With more than 2,500 route miles of high count fiber deployed throughout Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, with connectivity to central offices, customer POPs, carrier hotels, including NAP of the Americas, and all international cable landing stations in South Florida, FiberNet is the transport provider of choice in Florida.

FPL FiberNet chose Infinera because the Infinera Digital Optical Networking system provides a scalable solution with the capability to add services and wavelengths quickly and economically. The Infinera solution is designed to provide significant operational advantages. With its unique architecture based on photonic integration, the Infinera system is designed to be easy to install and provision without requiring a heavy investment in highly skilled engineering staff.

"The Infinera platform will provide FPL FiberNet with the ability to enhance service delivery to our customers," said FPL FiberNet Director of Network Engineering and Operations Peter Del Frate. "With today's increasing demand for bandwidth, Infinera provided the ideal solution to meet our customers needs."

"FPL FiberNet is an innovative, forward-looking service provider and we are delighted to be working with them as they implement more powerful networking solutions to serve their Florida customers," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh.

With 100 Gigabits/second of optical capacity on each line card, the DTN System is designed to meet the needs of high-bandwidth networks and fast-growing networks. Infinera's DTN System is architected to combine high-capacity transport, fully reconfigurable switching, and GMPLS service intelligence in one platform.

About FPL FiberNet

FPL FiberNet, LLC is a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc., nationally known as a high quality, efficient, and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, it is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, serves 4.4 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, an FPL Group competitive energy subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. FPL FiberNet, LLC delivers broadband services throughout most major metropolitan areas in Florida, with its extensive long-haul and metro fiber-optic networks. Additional information is available on the Internet at,, and

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems (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

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to advantages derived from our DTN System and statements relating to our ability to implement our DTN System in FPL FiberNet's network. 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 and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "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.

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