SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

April 04, 2016 08:00 ET

Platinum Core Solutions First in Malaysia to Deploy Infinera Mobile Fronthaul

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - April 04, 2016) - Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) announced the first deployment of the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution in Malaysia. With the recently deployed Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution, PCS now offers mobile operators high-bandwidth mobile fronthaul as part of its innovative mobile wholesale service from the central office all the way to a shared cell tower. 

Mobile operators in Malaysia are rapidly deploying 4G mobile services to support the massive growth of video, social media and cloud-based applications accessed via smart phones and tablets. To increase the amount of bandwidth available to subscribers, mobile operators are transforming their networks by deploying fiber to the cell tower and moving to a centralized or cloud-radio access network (C-RAN) architecture.

PCS deployed Infinera's Mobile Fronthaul Solution in its network to support customers as they migrate to the C-RAN architecture. The mobile fronthaul network is part of a wider wholesale offering that spans from the central office locations of PCS' customers to a new shared tower facility. By deploying Infinera's Mobile Fronthaul Solution, PCS can deliver an economically advantageous mobile network that supports multiple mobile operators using the same infrastructure.

PCS' new network is being constructed based on a multi-year commitment from one of Malaysia's leading mobile operators.

The Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution is designed to support all Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) rates, ranging from 614 megabits per second to 12 gigabits per second. By deploying the passive option of the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution, PCS benefits from a highly flexible infrastructure across its network that is capable of supporting the company's mobile operator customers as their capacity demands grow.

"After evaluating the mobile fronthaul solutions on the market, we selected the Infinera solution as it best enables PCS to support the needs of our customers," said Ahmad Zaki Astaman, managing director at PCS. "By combining the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution with the previously deployed Mobile Backhaul Solution from Infinera, PCS now offers mobile operators a full range of mobile optimized services."

"PCS' deployment of the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution is the first in Malaysia, leading what we expect to be global adoption of this commercially deployable fiber-deep WDM technology," said Andrew Bond-Webster, vice president of APAC Sales at Infinera. "With this deployment, PCS enables mobile operators to roll out advanced C-RAN architectures to support the massive growth of mobile data that is expected to continue for the next several years."

About Platinum Core Solutions

Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) is a comprehensive Telecommunication services company providing end-to-end solutions that specializes in fiber optics, data networking and engineering services. PCS is also a licensed Network Facilities Provider and Network Services Provider, granted by the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission. PCS is pioneering a new carrier-neutral service aimed at improving mobile network operators' deployment and coverage. For more information, visit www.platinum-core.com.

About Infinera

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera's end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera's unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

Infinera and the Infinera logo are registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements relating to the benefits of deploying the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul solution and its adoption in the market place as well as its ability to assist customers to effectively manage the growth of mobile data expected to continue in the future. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera's business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 26, 2015 as filed with the SEC on January 23, 2016, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera's 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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