SOURCE: Infinera


February 21, 2012 12:27 ET

Infinera Bolsters Global Professional Services With Todd Hanson as Vice President

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that Todd Hanson has joined Infinera as the vice president of global professional services. Mr. Hanson brings deep experience from serving in operations executive roles with world-class cable and service provider companies.

Infinera's Global Professional Services division is rapidly growing to meet customer demand. Serving customers globally, Infinera's Professional Services team supports customers with deployment, technical support, training, maintenance and consulting services such as network migrations from legacy equipment to photonic integrated circuits (PIC) based systems. Infinera's Global Professional Services team offers customers a range of options from walking customers through the critical responsibility of planning and building a network to supporting and operating the network once it's live.

Mr. Hanson brings to Infinera experience from a customer perspective. Serving in engineering and operations, management, and executive roles at Sprint, AT&T Canada, Qwest, Frontier, and Time Warner Cable, Mr. Hanson is familiar with Infinera's solutions and the benefits of Infinera's industry leading technology and professional services.

"As a former Infinera customer on several occasions, I personally experienced Infinera's advanced solutions and services and quickly recognized the operational benefits in terms of simplicity and lower overall life cycle costs Infinera delivered to our network compared with others," said Mr. Hanson. "I look forward to working with our customers to improve their networks, demonstrating the ease of operation on Infinera's platforms and the capex and opex improvements."

"Infinera has grown rapidly, expanding our worldwide footprint," said Lonny Orona, Senior Vice President, customer services/product support. "Todd brings a wealth of operational experience from his leadership roles with world-class service providers that will serve our customers well. We are excited to have Todd on our team."

Infinera serves 98 customers globally with equipment operating in 50 countries. Infinera's product portfolio includes Infinera's DTN platform, Infinera ATN and Infinera's DTN-X platform featuring 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels.

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to the benefits of Infinera's technology; that Infinera's technology is industry leading; Infinera's products and services; operational benefits in terms of simplicity and lower overall life cycle costs compared with others; improving customer networks; the ease of operation of Infinera's platforms; the capex and opex improvements available with Infinera's platforms; and that Infinera's semiconductor technology represents a unique breakthrough. 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 dependence on a single product, 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 1, 2011, 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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