SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

October 18, 2010 16:12 ET

Infinera Features End-to-End Digital OTN Networking and 100 Gigabit Ethernet at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) will feature two live demonstrations illustrating the advanced capabilities of an Infinera Digital Optical Network at this year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo runs from Wednesday, October 20th through Friday, October 22nd at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Infinera will demonstrate its Digital OTN capabilities with a demonstration of end-to-end Digital OTN switching on a combined Infinera DTN- ATN network at the Infinera booth. Infinera offers what it believes to be the most complete OTN implementation in the industry, with OTN grooming and switching at every node in the network, to maximize service reconfigurability and network performance monitoring throughout the network, and deliver increased network bandwidth efficiency. Infinera's DTN and ATN platforms provide a seamless OTN network supporting point-and-click provisioning across the metro edge, metro core, and long haul segments of the optical network.

In a second live demonstration, Infinera will transport a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) signal from an EXFO test set to an Infinera DTN with a 100GbE module, through fiber, and then looped back to the Infinera DTN, and back to the test set to confirm the signal integrity. The prototype Infinera 100GbE interfaces are fully compliant with the industry standard ratified in June 2010, known as IEEE 802.3ba. Testing and verification of the transmission will be performed with an EXFO FTB-85 100 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) Packet Blazer tester.

"We are pleased to showcase EXFO's FTB85100G Packet Blazer, the industry's first portable 100Gb/s Ethernet tester, at SCTE Cable-Tec together with Infinera, an industry-leading provider of Digital Optical Network solutions," said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President -- Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing.

In the Expo area at the show, Infinera product and technology experts will be available at booth #337 to discuss the Infinera product families, the ATN and DTN, and the latest upgrades that deliver new features and functionality. With ATN R2.0, Infinera continues to enhance the capabilities of the ATN and its interworking with the DTN to deliver an end-to-end seamless network from the metro edge to the core.

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networks solutions to a broad range of customers worldwide, including all five of the largest cable providers in the United States. Today Infinera announced a new Infinera deployment by Midcontinent Communications, to bring the speed, ease of use, and intelligence of an Infinera Digital Optical Networks to the customers of the largest independent cable provider in the Upper Midwest. (See today's related news release, Midcontinent Deploys Infinera Network for Upper Midwest.)

"Infinera solutions are valued by cable MSOs for their ability to accelerate and simplify service turn-up while delivering enhanced scalability and flexibility to meet the growing demands of triple-play services, and, increasingly, commercial services as MSOs broaden their business strategies," said Gaylord Hart, Infinera Director of Marketing.

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 customers 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, including that Infinera offers the most complete OTN implementation in the industry; that Infinera's Digital OTN capabilities maximize service reconfigurability and network performance monitoring and deliver increased network bandwidth efficiency; that Infinera's DTN and ATN platforms provide a seamless OTN network supporting point-and-click provisioning across the metro edge, metro core, and long haul segments of the optical network; that prototype Infinera 100GbE interfaces are fully compliant IEEE 802.3ba; that Infinera's ATN Release 2.0 provides enhancements and its interworking with the DTN deliver an end-to-end seamless network; that Infinera solutions are valued by cable MSOs; and that Infinera's solutions accelerate and simplify service turn-up and deliver enhanced scalability and flexibility. 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, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact any of the group's business are set forth in their annual reports on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2010, 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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