SOURCE: Infinera


August 30, 2011 13:30 ET

Infinera Expands With Russian Headquarters in Moscow to Support New and Existing Customers

RETN Upgrades Network With Infinera Equipment

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a US-based leading provider of digital optical communications systems, has established its Russian headquarters in Moscow. Infinera Russia will focus on marketing, sales operations and work closely with local partners to expand the company's manufacturing presence and capabilities in the region. The new entity has been created to support telecom carriers and service providers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as Infinera increases its activities globally.

Recently, RETN, a leading Russian wholesale telecom carrier and Infinera customer since 2008, upgraded its pan-European optical network with the latest generation of the Infinera Line System (ILS). RETN specializes in connectivity within Russia and between major international traffic exchange points. Since 2002, RETN has dynamically expanded, upgrading capacity and increasing the number of Points of Presence (POPs). Today, RETN's network is one of the largest in Russia, with a network, extending from Moscow to London, north and south, and directly connected to more than 800 international and domestic carriers.

"Russian carriers see the value of Infinera's unique technology based on photonic integration," said Alexey Popov, General Director for Infinera Russia. "Launching this new entity in Moscow reaffirms our commitment to the region and to customers like RETN. We also believe that it will better enable carriers in this country to benefit from an Infinera Digital Optical Network."

In 2008, RETN deployed Infinera's DTN for its ease of use and ability to turn up services quickly. This enabled RETN to increase total network capacity and provide its customers with a broad range of services including IP, MPLS, SDH and managed wavelength services. Today, RETN's network has been upgraded with Infinera's next generation line system, which supports ultra-long-haul reach, optical express, and future multi-Terabit scalability. Along with Infinera's PIC-based line modules, the expanded capabilities of the ILS offers a highly efficient hybrid EDFA/Raman amplification capability that will allow RETN in the future to scale to 8.0Tb/s per fiber, and to deploy 40G and 100G wavelength -- all without the need for additional upgrade of optical fibers and amplifiers. Infinera's ILS upgrade to RETN's network covers a route of more than 17,000 kilometers.

"We are proud of our network and pleased with our upgrade with Infinera's ILS," said Dmitry Samarin, RETN's CEO. "The ILS has allowed us to double the wavelength density of our competitors with greater simplicity and ease of use. The convenience of having local sales and support teams in Moscow is an added bonus."

Infinera's ILS packs up to 160 Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) channels into the C-band, increases optical reach beyond 2,500 km and enables future capacity upgrades up to 8 Tb/s of fiber capacity, supporting capacity growth and flexible deployment of services from 1GbE to 100GbE.

About RETN
The RETN telecommunications data transmission network was founded in 2002. The network's development and operation are carried out by the group of companies with the following geographical distribution of liabilities: JSC "RetnNet" in Russia, TOV "Retn" in Ukraine and RETN Ltd. in Europe, USA and Asia. The headquarter and control centre of the network are situated in Moscow.

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 systems, the future capabilities of the Infinera system including its scalability to 8 Tb/s and support for 40G and 100G wavelengths, and the expectations for the activities of the Russian legal entity. 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 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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