Infinera Scores With CityNet

Citynet deploys Infinera DTNs for next-generation optical backbone

July 18, 2005

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera Corporation today announced that Citynet has deployed Infinera DTN optical platforms in Citynet’s 8000-mile (275,000 fiber miles) high-capacity optical backbone network.

Citynet is a leading wholesale IXC carrier with an extensive network footprint that serves the domestic Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern markets. Citynet offers an array of bandwidth solutions that provide many of the nation’s leading wireless and wireline voice, data, and Internet carriers with highly reliable bandwidth solutions into the company’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets as well as regional Tier 1 markets.

Citynet selected Infinera because they felt Infinera’s “Digital Optical Networking” technology offered Citynet significant strategic advantages. These include the delivery of high-bandwidth optical services more quickly and flexibly than the competition, the capability to offer new services such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet, as well as improved network and service manageability.

Incorporating Infinera’s own “photonic integrated circuit” (PIC) technology, the Infinera DTNs provide the industry’s most-advanced dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) and digital bandwidth management capabilities and will support the increased demand Citynet is seeing for optical wavelength (2.5 – 10 Gbps), private line (DS3 – OC192 and Ethernet), and IP-based service offerings.

“We see Infinera’s photonic integrated circuits as the most innovative technology in optical networking since WDM emerged in the mid-1990s.” said Mike Friloux, COO of Citynet Wholesale. “Infinera’s DTN allows us to drop any amount of our core bandwidth at any location on our network, bypassing the restrictive features of legacy analog-based DWDM systems. This translates into more bandwidth options for our customers while maximizing the returns of our growth capital The strategic value for us is a highly adaptive infrastructure that allows us to shape, groom, and distribute our bandwidth based on the changing demands of our customers. Harnessing this flexibility required us to embrace the reality that electronics are and will remain the dominant force for providing intelligence in the network. This is where Infinera’s Digital Optical Networking approach matched the reality of our day-to-day challenges.”

Infinera Inc.

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