Oteglobe Selects Infinera

Transbalkan network links Greece with Central, Western Europe

January 29, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- OTEGLOBE, the international division of Greek incumbent national carrier OTE, has selected Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) for the scale, speed, and flexibility of Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture.

OTEGLOBE launched its Transbalkan Network (TBN) last year to connect Greece and the Balkans with central Europe and western Europe. With a unique geographical position between the Middle East and Europe, OTEGLOBE needed a fully protected, highly reliable, next generation network to provide international wholesale telecom services to other telecom operators and large enterprises in southeastern Europe and beyond.

OTEGLOBE has been experiencing a rapid increase in IP traffic, driven mainly by European customers and a growing volume of Middle Eastern business as broadband penetration continues to increase rapidly in the region. OTEGLOBE selected Infinera for its 7,000 kilometer Transbalkan Network because Infinera’s digital architecture delivers the speed and scalability to accommodate rapid demand growth combined with the manageability and flexibility to accommodate many different services in a single platform. Infinera’s large-scale photonic integrated circuits enable the Infinera system to support large networks with a highly scalable solution while at the same time delivering economies in space, power, and cost consumption and ease of operation.

“Strategically, the Transbalkan Network is core to our data and capacity business, and is aiming to reinforce OTEGLOBE’s vision of essentially becoming the bridge connecting the Middle East with Europe through the Balkans. We needed to have a reliable, fully protected terrestrial network with the ability to turn up services quickly, as an alternative route to our existing sub-sea network through Italy,” said P. Bosdogianni, Technology Director of OTEGLOBE. “Our analysis showed that speed, flexibility and reliability came though integration. Infinera met our requirements and we were glad to select Infinera for the deployment of our Transbalkan Network,” she added.

Oteglobe S.A.

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