SOURCE: Infinera

November 13, 2008 12:00 ET

Infinera to Exhibit at SuperComputing 2008

Live 100 Gigabit Ethernet Demo With Pre-Production 100 GbE Module

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) will be hosting visitors at its booth at SuperComputing08, demonstrating 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service from a pre-production 100 GbE module and displaying the features and capabilities of the Infinera ILS2 line system.

SuperComputing08 (SC08) begins on November 15th and runs through the 21st at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas. Infinera will be at Booth #1253.

Infinera's live demonstration will send a 100 GbE signal from an Infinera DTN optical system at the Infinera booth to an Infinera DTN in the show's SCinet Network Operations Center on the show floor. The 100 GbE signal will then be looped and transported back to the Infinera booth. The Ixia 100 GbE Development Accelerator System will generate the 100 GbE signal and provide real-time monitoring, verifying transmission and reception of the signal. Infinera has played a leading role in the move to 100 GbE. Its first demonstration of live 100 GbE traffic took place two years ago at SC06. Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization™ architecture enables a wide range of services, from 1 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s, to be transported over a single optical infrastructure.

"100 Gigabit Ethernet services will be an important next step for telecom networks and the Internet, to keep pace with fast-growing bandwidth demands," said Infinera Chief Technology Officer Drew Perkins. "Infinera's digital architecture will enable Infinera to deliver 100 GbE services cost-effectively on today's networks."

"It's clear that the growth in network bandwidth demand is fueling the need for higher speed Ethernet links -- to 40 and 100 Gigabits," said Atul Bhatnagar, Ixia's president and CEO. "By bringing our 100 GbE Development Accelerator System to market early in the development and testing process, we hope to fuel acceleration of this critical technology."

Working with the research and education (R&E) community is a high priority for Infinera. The R&E community pioneers new and demanding network and Internet applications and explores new architectures for next-generation networks and working with this community has helped Infinera develop its unique digital architecture based on photonic integration. The Infinera digital architecture delivers capacity, flexibility, and scalability, enabled by Infinera's unique large-scale photonic integrated circuits which put 100 Gb/s of optical capacity on a pair of chips. Every Infinera line card offers 100 Gb/s of capacity, which enables today's R&E networks to accommodate growing bandwidth demands with speed and flexibility. With the introduction of Infinera's ILS2 line system earlier this year, Infinera systems offer enhanced features including total capacity on a fiber of 1.6 Terabits/second (Tb/s) today, scalable to 8 Tb/s in the future, 160 DWDM wavelengths in the C-band, and ultra-long optical reach.

At SC08, Infinera representatives will be on hand at the Infinera booth to explain the features and benefits of Infinera's ILS2 line system and the technology behind Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuits.

For further information on SC08: http://sc08.supercomputing.org

To contact an Infinera salesperson: sales-americas@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 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, such as: that working with the R&E community has helped Infinera develop its unique digital architecture based on photonic integration; that the Infinera digital architecture delivers capacity, flexibility, and scalability, enabled by Infinera's unique large-scale photonic integrated circuits which put 100 Gb/s of optical capacity on a pair of chips; that every Infinera line card offers 100 Gb/s of capacity, which enables today's R&E networks to accommodate growing bandwidth demands with speed and flexibility; and that with the introduction of Infinera's ILS2 line system earlier this year, Infinera systems offer enhanced features including total capacity on a fiber of 1.6 Terabits/second today, scalable to 8 Tb/s in the future, 160 DWDM wavelengths in the C-band, and ultra-long optical reach. 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 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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