SOURCE: Infinera

June 23, 2008 12:26 ET

Infinera DTN Receives BGR Diamond Technology Award

Digital ROADM Receives 4 Diamonds as a Solution "Ahead of Its Time"

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that the Infinera DTN has received a 4-Diamond rating in Broadband Gear Report's (BGR) 2008 Diamond Technology Reviews. This prestigious award recognizes innovative product achievements in the broadband sector.

The 4-Diamond rating denotes an "excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits." The Diamond Technology Awards are decided by a panel of independent judges including engineering executives from Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, and other industry leaders.

The Infinera DTN digital ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) leverages large-scale photonic integration technology to deliver a scalable optical transport platform that offers greater speed of installation and deployment, enhanced flexibility, and simplified operations. With transport and digital bandwidth management integrated into a single platform, the DTN digital ROADM offers greater bandwidth efficiency, supports the switching and grooming of traffic at the sub-wavelength level, and eliminates the complexities of optical layer engineering that arise in traditional optical ROADM-based networks.

"The Diamond Technology Reviews' judging panel found Infinera's DTN digital ROADM solution to be 'ahead of its time.' They gave it high marks for its ability to cost-effectively drive high-speed digital optic signaling deeper into the network," says Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief at BGR.

The digital architecture enabled by Infinera's innovative design utilizes Bandwidth Virtualization™. With this architecture, an operator's network creates a pool of available bandwidth that can be used to deliver any service, anywhere in the network, at any time. This capability is achieved by decoupling services from the optical network layer, which dramatically increases the speed and flexibility of the network and eliminates the need for significant optical layer re-engineering when adding new services or upgrading the network.

"The Infinera Digital ROADM system has brought value to many cable providers through the scalability, flexibility and operational simplicity of Infinera's digital architecture; and we are very pleased to be honored and recognized by Broadband Gear Report and the Diamond Technology judges," said Gaylord Hart, Infinera Marketing Director for the cable sector.

Infinera will be at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show which begins tomorrow. Infinera representatives will be at Booth #123 in Section 1 of the Exhibit Hall, and will be available to discuss Infinera products and technologies with visitors. This year's Infinera booth will feature Infinera's new line system, ILS2, and a 100 Gigabit Ethernet demo. For further details see related news release, Infinera Pushes the Optical Frontiers at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo takes place from Tuesday June 24th to Friday June 27th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Exhibit Hall opens on Wednesday at 2pm.

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 optical networks 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 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 our belief that the DTN digital ROADM leverages large-scale photonic integration technology to deliver a scalable optical transport platform that offers greater speed of installation and deployment, enhanced flexibility, and simplified operations, that with transport and digital bandwidth management integrated into a single platform, the DTN digital ROADM offers greater bandwidth efficiency, supports the switching and grooming of traffic at the sub-wavelength level, and eliminates the complexities of optical layer engineering that arise in traditional optical ROADM-based networks, that with this architecture, an operator's network creates a pool of available bandwidth that can be used to deliver any service, anywhere in the network, at any time, that decoupling services dramatically increases the speed and flexibility of the network and eliminates the need for significant optical layer re-engineering when adding new services or upgrading the network, and that our system has brought value to many cable providers through the scalability, flexibility and operational simplicity of Infinera's digital architecture. 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 and uncertainties described more fully in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2008, our public announcements and other documents 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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