CenturyLink, Infinera Take Terabit Link to SC14

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Nov. 17, 2014 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that they will deliver one terabit per second (1 Tb/s) of super-channel transmission capacity to support the SCinet network at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), to be held Nov. 17-21 in New Orleans.

One terabit of capacity will connect the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to CenturyLink's nationwide fiber optic network, utilizing the Infinera DTN-X platform. The terabit deployment will demonstrate the rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the conference to CenturyLink's network.

CenturyLink currently offers 100 GbE Optical Wavelength Service to research institutions and laboratories, including those at more than 150 U.S. Department of Defense locations through a contract for the Defense Research and Engineering Network; financial and educational institutions; Internet content providers; and is delivering these Ethernet services to enterprise customers across the U.S. and in select international cities through a dedicated network connection.

"This terabit deployment demonstrates the scale, reliability and efficiency of our network and complements the 100 gigabit Ethernet services we have available to our customers today,” said Pieter Poll, senior vice president of national and international network planning at CenturyLink. "The delivery of terabit capacity on SCinet demonstrates the rapid provisioning of services and the ability to turn up terabit capacity in minutes."

SCinet is one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world, created each year for the Supercomputing Conference. This infrastructure enables and brings to life a high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary research applications and experiments taking place at the conference, connecting the New Orleans convention center to research and commercial networks around the world.

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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