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CenturyLink deploys Infinera DTN-X for 100G national backbone

CenturyLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced today that CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has deployed the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels on its nationwide fiber optic backbone. The Infinera DTN-X platform enables CenturyLink to enhance its nationwide next generation backbone transport network to support critical video, mobile, and cloud IP services, and extend its ability to deliver up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) to the company’s data centers and customer facilities around the country.

The Infinera DTN-X platform provides CenturyLink a scalable, efficient, and reliable long haul optical transport solution for its network. Infinera’s DTN-X uniquely delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent™ super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of OTN switching per chassis, resulting in lower latency for mission critical services while lowering the total cost of ownership of the transport network.

“We evaluated the available 100G solutions for long haul optical transport and the DTN-X platform stood out,” said Matt Beal, CenturyLink senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief technology officer. “Our experience with the Infinera DTN platform has demonstrated a system based on quality, ease of use, proven technology and reliability. As a customer since 2004, we look forward to including the DTN-X as part of our next generation network and achieving the same positive results as we have in the past.”

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL)

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