SOURCE: Infinera

May 15, 2008 14:53 ET

Infinera to Speak on Digital Optical Networks at NCTA Cable Show

Digital ROADM System on Display at Infinera Booth in Tech Showcase

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) will discuss the benefits of the Digital Optical Networks architecture for cable operators in a presentation at next week's The Cable Show '08 in New Orleans.

Infinera's presence at The Cable Show will also include a display at Booth 3735 in the CableNET® '08 technology showcase, where Infinera representatives will be available to meet customers, press, and analysts, and explain the benefits of Infinera's architecture, which is based on Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs). An Infinera DTN digital ROADM will be on display at the booth. Optimized for long-haul and metro core networks, the Infinera DTN combines high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital switching and bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service and network intelligence in a single platform.

The Infinera DTN digital ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) offers greater bandwidth efficiency, supports switching and grooming of traffic at the sub-wavelength level, and eliminates the complexities of optical layer engineering that arise in traditional optical ROADM-based networks. In addition, Infinera DTN networks offer greater flexibility, scalability, and ease of use than traditional DWDM networks.

Infinera's digital architecture enables Bandwidth Virtualization™ for faster and simpler provisioning of services. An Infinera digital network creates a pool of bandwidth that can be used to deliver any service, anywhere in the network, at any time. This capability is achieved by decoupling services from the optical network layer, eliminating in most cases the need for any optical layer engineering when adding new services or upgrading the network.

"The Infinera digital ROADM has helped many cable providers build networks that can accommodate fast-growing bandwidth demand in a flexible and cost-effective manner," said Gaylord Hart, Infinera Marketing Director for the cable sector. "Support from cable operators nationwide has made Infinera one of the fastest-growing suppliers of optical systems to the cable space in the last two years," Mr. Hart added.

Four of the five largest cable operators in the U.S. have deployed Infinera networks to support applications including Ethernet transport for video-on-demand and switched digital video, metro business services, and coast-to-coast IP backbones.

On Monday, May 19th, Mr. Hart will present a paper entitled Advances In DWDM ROADM Technology Using Photonic Integrated Circuits in a technical session entitled Guiding Light: New Possibilities in Optical Network Architectures. This paper will be included in the published NCTA Technical Papers available at the convention or afterwards through the NCTA.

The Cable Show '08 takes place Sunday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Visitors to the show are invited to stop by the Infinera booth or contact their Infinera representative to arrange an appointment. Press and analysts can arrange a meeting via the contacts listed below.

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.

CableNET is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

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 the benefits and capabilities of our products and the Digital Optical Network's architecture, that we believe that DTN digital ROADM offers greater bandwidth efficiency and eliminates the complexities of optical layer engineering that arise in traditional optical ROADM-based networks that we believe that DTN networks offer greater flexibility, scalability, and ease of use than traditional DWDM networks. That we believe that the digital ROADM has helped customers fast-growing bandwidth demand in a flexible and cost-effective manner and that support from cable operators nationwide has made Infinera one of the fastest-growing suppliers of optical systems to the cable space. 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 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2008, 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.

Contact Information

  • For further information

    Media:
    Jeff Ferry
    Infinera
    Tel. +1-408-572-5213
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    Investors:
    Bob Blair
    Infinera
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