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September 13, 2010 03:00 ET

OVH Selects Infinera for International Expansion

French Web Hosting Leader Deploys Pan-European Network

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has announced that OVH, France's largest web hosting company, has selected Infinera's unique digital architecture for its pan-European network. OVH has deployed an Infinera Digital Optical Network to offer high-speed connections with reliability, flexibility, and intelligent management throughout its network.

Based in Roubaix in northern France, OVH is a leader in telecom and Internet services. According to data from analyst firm Netcraft, OVH ranks first in Internet hosting in France with 400,000 customers and is the second largest web hosting company in Europe. After an initial deployment of an Infinera network and another optical vendor's network between Paris and Roubaix in 2006, OVH has decided to go forward with Infinera as its provider of optical networks. OVH is using Infinera to connect its peering points in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Frankfurt. For a graphical representation of the traffic on the OVH network, see http://weathermap.ovh.net. OVH is now planning a further major expansion into the U.S. market.

OVH chose Infinera's solution for its widely recognized ease of operation and network management, including a powerful GMPLS control plane for enabling intelligent, automated network discovery, service provisioning, and service recovery. Infinera's solution enables OVH to deploy a scalable, highly flexible and highly resilient optical infrastructure for its core business, and easily manage its lifecycle with Infinera's end-to-end network management solution, Infinera Management Suite (IMS).

"Initially, we were attracted by the ease of installation and the speed of installation of the Infinera network," commented Octave Klaba, founder and president of OVH. "Later on, we appreciated the flexibility of the Infinera network, its reliability, and the speed with which we could add capacity to the network.

"For us, these Infinera features deliver clear benefits to our business," Klaba explained. "Our customers want us to guarantee network quality, low latency and quick access to their websites, and we get that with our Infinera backbone. These features are critical in several customer segments, including, for example, online gaming. We have had no major incident on our network in four years of working with Infinera and we therefore have confidence in their technology as the platform for our entire network."

OVH's aim is to deploy its network as close as possible to its customers so as to maintain the shortest link between its servers and the end-user. OVH has designed its network with a high-availability architecture, and Infinera's GMPLS capability supports that architecture with re-routing of traffic in case of network issues to guarantee network reliability and uptime.
OVH is planning to open two new data centers by the first half of next year, including one in Strasbourg in eastern France to provide connections to eastern Europe, and one in either the south of France or Spain to provide connectivity to customers in southern Europe. Today OVH operates 80,000 servers, with plans to increase that to 100,000 by the first half of next year.

"OVH is a highly entrepreneurial, technological innovator playing a leading role in making Internet services more accessible to millions of people, and we are delighted to support them with a pan-European Infinera network," said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon.

Powered by Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuits, the Infinera DTN combines high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

About OVH
Founded in 1999 by Octave Klaba, OVH is an independent French company based in Roubaix. OVH ranks first in Internet hosting in France and second in the European market (Source: Netcraft). Its competitive advantage is an attractive offering in terms of quality and price. Leveraging technical advantages including a proprietary cooling system in its data centers, OVH promotes innovation and performance improvement while maintaining a respect for the environment. Hosting some of the world's largest networks of game servers, OVH has recently entered the market for voice telephony. With an international customer base, OVH is leveraging its knowledge and experience with an international expansion plan involving subsidiaries in countries around Europe and beyond.

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 OVH chose Infinera's solution for its widely recognized ease of operation and network management, including a powerful GMPLS control plane for enabling intelligent, automated network discovery, service provisioning, and service recovery; that Infinera's solution enables OVH to deploy a scalable, highly flexible and highly resilient optical infrastructure for its core business, and easily manage its lifecycle with Infinera's end-to-end network management solution, Infinera Management Suite (IMS); that the Infinera DTN is believed to be the first, and still the only, optical networking system powered by large-scale photonic integrated circuits; and that the Infinera DTN combines high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform. 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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