SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

April 28, 2009 04:00 ET

Infinera Express Rolls Across Europe

Mobile Demo Brings Digital Optical Networks to Your Doorstep

LONDON--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) is on the move in Europe this spring with the Infinera Express, a mobile demonstration unit equipped with state-of-the-art Infinera networking systems. The Infinera Express begins its European tour today in London. Future stops include locations in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Benelux.

The Infinera Express is fitted out with the latest Infinera systems to bring the Infinera Digital Optical Networking experience to any customer's doorstep. Based on the world's first commercially available large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs), the Infinera DTN delivers 160 wavelengths today with scalability up to 8 Terabits/second on a fiber. The Infinera PIC delivers significant benefits in scalability, density, speed of operations, and energy efficiency. Infinera systems use Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization™ architecture that is designed to deliver any service, including 40 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) services today and future 100 Gb/s services, over any network infrastructure.

The Infinera Express is also equipped with the Infinera Management Suite, a powerful and scalable software suite that enables network deployment, provisioning, and performance monitoring. Infinera's GMPLS-powered network management automates many of the processes involved in managing and configuring networks. The Infinera Network Planning System enables graphical modeling, planning, and configuration capabilities for designing Infinera Digital Optical Network solutions.

All these tools can be demonstrated on the Infinera Express. In addition, Infinera engineers can demonstrate the simplicity and speed of the Infinera system, which enables the deployment of large optical networks with a few mouse clicks. The demonstration shows how 100 Gigabits of optical capacity can be turned up and operational in four minutes or less. Visitors are encouraged to try turning up and configuring optical capacity themselves on an Infinera link in the Express.

"The Infinera Express is fully equipped to provide customers with a hands-on experience of the Infinera DTN and the Infinera Management Suite," said Tom Schmitt, Infinera Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "It's a powerful demonstration of the digital features and capabilities of the Infinera architecture right on a customer's doorstep."

Infinera Momentum in Europe

Infinera's US mobile demo unit has been on the road for more than a year in the US, where it clocked up more than 20,000 miles and contributed to more than $20 million of Infinera revenue last year. After securing the number one position in long-haul networks in North America in 2007 and 2008 (source: Ovum), Infinera is focused on winning customers and market share in Europe and other key markets. In the past year Infinera has won new customers in Europe including Deutsche Telekom, OTEGlobe, and EU Networks.

Customers are invited to visit http://www.infinera.com/news/emea_infineraexpress.html to learn more about the Infinera Express and to sign up to schedule a visit.

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 http://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, such as that the DTN is based on the world's first commercially available large-scale PIC; that the Infinera DTN delivers 160 wavelengths with scalability up to 8 Terabits/second on a fiber with unrivalled scalability, flexibility, and ease of use; that the architecture is designed to deliver any service, including 40 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) services today and designed to scale to 100 Gb/s services in the future, over any network infrastructure; that the Infinera system enables the deployment of large optical networks with a few mouse clicks; that the demonstration shows how 100 Gigabits of optical capacity can be turned up and operational in four minutes or less; and that the US Mobile demo unit contributed to more than $20 million of Infinera revenue last year. 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 that may impact Infinera's business are set forth in our annual report Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2009, as well as subsequent reports 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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