SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

October 11, 2010 21:00 ET

Infinera Submarine Solutions Deliver New Features, Capabilities to Submarine Networks Worldwide

Deployed Subsea Systems Total 85,000 Route-Kilometers

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) - Infinera Submarine Solutions (NASDAQ: INFN) will highlight the new features, capabilities, and benefits of Infinera subsea networks at Submarine Networks World 2010 this week. Infinera personnel will speak at two conference presentations and Infinera will exhibit product solutions at a booth display at the conference's trade show.

The continuing growth in submarine bandwidth is straining the ability of existing submarine fiber cable systems, many more than a decade old, to meet today's growing bandwidth needs. Submarine cable system operators must therefore consider the possibility of new cable deployments, at considerable cost in capital investment and build-out time. Infinera has changed the rules of the game by introducing a broad range of features on the Infinera DTN to provide SLTE (submarine line terminating equipment) functionality and enable rapid, cost-effective capacity upgrades of new and existing fiber cable systems. Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture enables a submarine network to deliver greater capacity, new services, and significantly faster speed of deployment on existing undersea cable infrastructures without any sacrifice in reach or reliability, and with greater cost-effectiveness than before.

The Infinera DTN operating in SLTE mode provides a set of application-optimized features for upgrading submarine cable networks, including support for high-reliability trans-oceanic optical transmission, low-cost and low-latency full-band dispersion compensation optimized for greatly reduced size, integrated low-cost terrestrial backhaul and submarine network inter-connection, and undersea cable connectivity solutions optimized for operating over existing cable systems. Infinera Submarine Solutions have been deployed worldwide for multiple customers for a total of more than 85,000 route-kilometers, including routes across the Atlantic, between North, Central, and South America, in the Middle East, and in the Indian Ocean.  

The features and capabilities of Infinera Submarine Solutions have been enhanced with additional capabilities introduced in Release 6 of DTN, the IQ Network Operating System, and the DNA network management system. New features include new client interfaces to support OTN services on a submarine network, and simplified management of multi-vendor networks via the Infinera Management Suite.

At Submarine Networks World, Infinera Fellow Dr. Steve Grubb will present on the features and capabilities of 40Gb/s communications in submarine networks at a panel discussion on October 13th titled "Assessing the commercial viability of 40G technology to optimize bandwidth requirements: Is this the optimal technology for cables today?Dr. Grubb will also deliver a talk titled "High capacity upgrades of existing submarine wet plant using photonic integrated circuit based systems." Today's Infinera systems are compatible with the 40Gb/s line cards Infinera plans to deliver in 2011 to enable submarine networks to upgrade their existing infrastructure to accommodate growing bandwidth demand.

Also at the show, Infinera product and technology experts will be at Booth 2 to provide information on Infinera products and the unique Digital Optical Networks architecture. Infinera will also host a Customer Hospitality Room at Boardroom 1622 on Level 19, Grand Hyatt, Grand Wing. Visitors to Submarine Networks World are invited to contact their Infinera representative to arrange a meeting or email events@infinera.com.

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 has changed the rules of the game by introducing a broad range of features on the Infinera DTN to provide SLTE (submarine line terminating equipment) functionality and enable rapid, cost-effective capacity upgrades of new and existing fiber cable systems; that Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture enables a submarine network to deliver greater capacity, new services, and significantly faster speed of deployment on existing undersea cable infrastructures without any sacrifice in reach or reliability, and with greater cost-effectiveness than before; that the Infinera DTN operating in SLTE mode provides a set of application-optimized features for upgrading submarine cable networks, including support for high-reliability trans-oceanic optical transmission, low-cost and low-latency full-band dispersion compensation optimized for greatly reduced size, integrated low-cost terrestrial backhaul and submarine network inter-connection, and undersea cable connectivity solutions optimized for operating over existing cable systems. 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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