SDN Picks Infinera

SDN Communications selects Infinera to simplify business connectivity in South Dakota

June 25, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SDN Communications has selected an Infinera (NasdaqGM:INFN - News) Digital Optical Network to simplify communications and service delivery for its local telecom, research and education, and wholesale customers in South Dakota.

Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, SDN Communications is an independent regional interexchange carrier owned by South Dakota's 18 independent local telephone companies. SDN provides telecom and data services to its members, the state government of South Dakota, the South Dakota Research Education and Economic Development (REED) network as well as wholesale services to other interexchange carriers and wireless telecom companies.

Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization(TM) will enable SDN to deliver services more quickly to its customers because the unique Infinera architecture puts in place a pool of available bandwidth that can be provisioned or reconfigured in software to meet customer demand.

Interchangeable client-side modules enable SDN to offer a wide range of services over a single Infinera infrastructure. SDN is seeing increased demand for its services due to growing consumer demand for Internet video and video-on-demand, and growing enterprise demand from sectors like finance and health care for connectivity to large regional data centers.

SDN chief executive officer Mark Shlanta said that Infinera's network will enable SDN to speed up its delivery of services to customers, as compared to the 60 to 120 days it may take to provision a new wavelength on a traditional DWDM system. "We position ourselves in the marketplace as the provider that offers 'businessimplification' -- a phrase we coined to demonstrate how we simplify our customers' businesses by offering more services more quickly and more cost-effectively. Infinera's network technology takes us to the next level of delivering on that promise," said Mr. Shlanta.

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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