SOURCE: Infinera

February 21, 2007 16:30 ET

Reed Hundt Joins Infinera Board

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 --Reed Hundt has joined the Infinera board of directors.

Mr. Hundt brings three decades of legal, government, and communications industry experience to Infinera. As chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997, Mr. Hundt was a leading force for government innovation at this critical time for the industry. FCC milestones under Mr. Hundt's leadership included the first spectrum auction in U.S. history, the U.S. government effort to network every classroom and library in the U.S., the first FCC website, and a major reorganization of the FCC to better adapt it to the Internet age.

Mr. Hundt is a principal of Charles Ross Partners, a private investor and business advisory service, and an independent adviser to both McKinsey and Company, Inc. and the Blackstone Group. He also serves as a director of the Intel Corporation, and is the author of two books. His most recent book, "In China's Shadow," was published last October by the Yale University Press.

"I'm delighted to join the great board of this fine company," commented Reed Hundt. "Infinera is focused on bringing to market innovations that can become increasingly valuable to the world's telecom networks."

"I'm thrilled to welcome Reed to the Infinera board," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "His strong understanding of the communications industry and deep experience in government and regulatory issues will be invaluable as we execute our mission to build a great company in the communications business."

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems (DTN System) to telecommunications carriers, cable operators and other service providers worldwide. Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) incorporates 100 Gigabits per second of transmit and receive capacity and the functionality of more than 60 discrete optical components into a pair of indium phosphide chips. Infinera's DTN system and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks that provide operating simplicity, enhanced revenue generation, faster time-to-service, and capital cost savings. For more information, please visit 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 and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Jeff Ferry
    Infinera
    Tel. +1 (408) 572-5213
    Email Contact