SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

July 27, 2011 12:00 ET

LightBound Selects Infinera ATN for New Indiana Statewide Optical Network

Infinera Upgrades ATN With Leading Ethernet Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that LightBound LLC (LightBound), an Indianapolis based provider of Internet, data center, voice over IP, and other technology-based services, has selected an ATN network for its latest network build in the State of Indiana. LightBound chose an Infinera ATN network for the flexibility, ease of use, and scalability of the solution.

LightBound is a rapidly growing regional provider focused on serving the needs of educational institutions, government entities, sports franchises and healthcare institutions, throughout the region. LightBound's latest network upgrade extends its footprint by providing connectivity to five Indiana cities including Indianapolis and Bloomington, stretching over more than 200 miles of fiber.

By deploying an Infinera ATN network for the optical transport infrastructure, LightBound is able to offer more capacity more cost-effectively than ever before. LightBound also benefits from a wide range of services supported by the Infinera ATN including Ethernet, SAN, SONET/SDH, OTN, video services, multiservice aggregation to 10Gb/s wavelengths and fully automated optical power management.

"Infinera is an ideal fit for our business because the ATN allows us to expand our network efficiently by choosing features in this solution that are relevant to our needs -- from 40ch DWDM scalability to flexible multiservice 10Gb/s muxponders and a network management system that's easy to use," said Matt Addison, LightBound Senior Networking Engineer.

LightBound will deploy ATN Release 3.0 into their network. Recently available, this release from Infinera adds Ethernet Add Drop Multiplexing (ADM) on blade functionality and extended regional reach which are features particularly relevant to regional providers. The new features, added to existing scalable WDM transport with multi-service aggregation, make the ATN the ideal optical platform for a range of regional and metro Ethernet and multiservice networks.

"We are pleased to support LightBound in building their own network and expanding broadband options for consumers and enterprise services for businesses and government customers," said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. "With the latest upgrades to our ATN platform, we are confident that LightBound will continue to stay at the cutting edge of the industry and benefit from the speed and simplicity of our solutions."

About LightBound, LLC
LightBound is an Indianapolis based provider of Internet, data center colocation, voice over IP, and other tech-based services. We're the only company in the region who can offer this complete range of business services. Sure, that's impressive. But what we're really proud of is how we do it. We offer an unparalleled array of services including managed servers, data backup, disaster recovery, cloud computing and more. But that's not where the story ends. We're more than a mere service resource. We're a true business partner -- and we take your success very seriously. For more information, please visit http://www.lightbound.com.

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency 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 forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to LightBound's choice of the ATN network because of the flexibility, ease of use, and scalability of the solution, the ability of LightBound to offer more capacity more cost-effectively, the benefits to LightBound in connection with a wide range of services supported by the ATN, the relevancy of the latest release of the ATN to regional providers, including such providers' regional and metro Ethernet and multiservice networks, and the benefits of the speed and simplicity of Infinera's solutions. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 1, 2011, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

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