DT Picks Infinera

Infinera wins major European DWDM network

June 16, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera (NasdaqGM:INFN - News) won an RFQ at Deutsche Telekom for its pan-European network. DT will deploy the Infinera system to take advantage of the benefits of Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture, including significantly improved scalability, flexibility, and speed of service delivery. These benefits are enabled by Infinera's pioneering use of large-scale photonic integrated circuits, or PICs, combining the functions of dozens of discrete optical devices into a single pair of chips.

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's largest telecom carriers. As part of its global network DT's pan-European network spans almost nine thousands kilometers and links Germany with most major European markets. DT selected Infinera after a thorough RFQ process in which many of the world's largest optical networking suppliers participated.

DT chose Infinera for the unique benefits and advantages of Infinera's PIC-based Digital Optical Networks architecture, including the new ILS2 (Infinera Line System 2) system. This system offers up to 160 DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) channels in the C-band, extends optical reach to 2500 kilometers, and enables future capacity scalability up to 8 Tbps on a fiber. [See Infinera news release Infinera Introduces New Line System, Sets New Standard for Capacity, published on June 9, 2008]. The ILS2 system works with Infinera's current photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which put 100 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) of DWDM capacity on a pair of chips, and will be compatible with future generations of Infinera PICs, including the 400 Gb/s PICs Infinera announced in February.

Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture exploits the use of PICs to create a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective architecture with an unrivalled capability to enable network operators to deliver services, including highly differentiated services, quickly and flexibly in response to customer demands. Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization(TM) enables a wide range of optical services to be delivered over the same optical infrastructure, by decoupling the service from the underlying optical infrastructure.

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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