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February 07, 2011 12:00 ET

Infracom Chooses Infinera for Italian Network

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Infracom, a leading Italian service provider offering a wide range of telecom and data services to large enterprises and service providers, has chosen Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) for an upgrade to its backbone network.

Based in Verona, and with branches throughout Italy including Milan, Florence, Imola, and Rome, Infracom offers an extensive range of services in the Italian market, covering all aspects of communications, networking, and IT, including managed services and outsourced services. Infracom's assets include a 9,000 kilometer backbone network connecting major cities throughout Italy including Turin, Milan, Padua, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Bari. Infracom customers include large and small enterprises in industries including banking, insurance, public administration, health care, telecom and media.

Infracom selected an Infinera DTN Digital ROADM network for the scalability, speed, and flexibility of Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture. With the Infinera DTN network, Infracom can deliver services from 1 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) to 40Gb/s today and 100Gb/s in the future in a matter of days, instead of the weeks or months typically required by traditional DWDM systems. Infinera systems powered by photonic integrated circuits are designed to deliver up to 8 Terabits per second of line-side capacity throughout the network. Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization architecture enables the flexible deployment of PIC-based network capacity to carry any available service between any points on the network without any of the optical impairments or constraints typical of all-optical ROADMs.

"We decided to light our own optical network. After a comprehensive evaluation of the alternatives, we selected Infinera because we are convinced that Infinera DTN technology is the right solution for the specific needs of a large national telecom operator like Infracom," said Giovanni Zola, Managing Director at Infracom. "At Infracom we are firmly committed to delivering top quality high-speed transport services over fiber and our customers particularly appreciate the rapidity of our delivery, our great flexibility in building custom-tailored solutions and, above all, the reliability of our services and the proactive approach we guarantee in managing potentially critical situations. Infinera DTN technology meets all our expectations and we are sure it will strengthen our competitiveness and help us further improve the quality of our transport services."

"We are very pleased to support Infracom as the company upgrades its network to deliver a wide choice of services and excellent customer service to their customers," said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. 

The Infinera DTN is the first optical networking system powered by large-scale photonic integrated circuits. Deployed worldwide in long-haul and metro core networks, the Infinera DTN combines high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

About Infracom
Infracom delivers integrated ICT services to Italian companies nationwide. With a fiber-optic network spanning 9,000 km, 3 enterprise class data centers with High Availability connections, GIX, an Italian private peering point totally owned and managed by Infracom, and more than 100 carriers hosted in the Avalon Telehouse: the largest carrier hotel in Italy, Infracom supplies the widest and most balanced coverage of the ICT value chain on the Italian market: from "pure" IT solutions and vertical expertise to managed services, from cloud computing and unified communications & collaboration services, to network infrastructures and carrier-grade colocation services, including high availability high speed transport services for ICT operators, datacenter interconnections and back up. Thanks to its unique business model founded on its proprietary assets, its application services, expertise, and a partnership network with leading ICT operators, Infracom is today one of the most distinctive participants in the Cloud Computing eco-system in the ICT market.

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 Infracom selected an Infinera DTN Digital ROADM network for the scalability, speed, and flexibility of Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture; that Infinera DTN network can deliver services from 1 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) to 40Gb/s today and 100Gb/s in the future in a matter of days, instead of the weeks or months typically required by traditional DWDM systems; that Infinera systems are designed to deliver up to 8 Terabits per second of line-side capacity throughout the network; that Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization architecture enables the flexible deployment of PIC-based network capacity to carry any available service between any points on the network without any of the optical impairments or constraints typical of all-optical ROADMs. 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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