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Telefonica I+D and Infinera First to Demonstrate 10Tb/s of Super-Channel Capacity

Feb 12 2013 12:00AM

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MADRID, SPAIN and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) a leading Tier-1 network operator, and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Network solutions, announced today the successful completion of a joint Terabit Technology Showcase. The Terabit Technology Showcase demonstrated pioneering implementations of advanced technologies expected to increase the capacity of future optical networks.

The highlights of the Terabit Technology Showcase demonstrations include:

•10 Terabit per second (Tb/s) of super-channel capacity based on Infinera FlexCoherent™ technology to realize QPSK and 16 QAM super-channels to extend fiber capacity and signal reach •Telefónica I+D's Flexi-Grid standards based GMPLS control plane for rapid service deployment and simplification of network operations •Demonstration of Infinera's next-generation PIC-based flexible grid super-channels for improved spectral efficiency and flexibility

The demonstration illustrates some of the potential future capabilities of Infinera's PIC based Digital Optical Network solution including transmitting ten 1Tb/s super-channels as well as a demonstration of flexible grid transmission.

"Infinera's 10 Terabit super-channel transmission and flexible grid transmission have been successfully tested in Telefónica I+D labs," said Juan Fernandez-Palacios, Head of Core Network Evolution at Telefónica I+D-GCTO Unit. "This demonstration shows a promising path to higher capacity and cost effective optical transmission beyond 100Gbps."

Rapid deployment of services, robust protection and ease-of-use were demonstrated with Telefónica's prototype Flexi-Grid GMPLS control plane. Telefónica and Infinera, together with other vendors and service providers are standardizing GMPLS based control plane as one of the key technologies for flexible networks in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards committees.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of our Terabit Technology Showcase with Telefónica," said Dave Welch, Co-founder, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Infinera. "This demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond 100G."

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). This demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond 100G. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that the demonstration illustrates some of the potential future capabilities of Infinera's PIC based Digital Optical Network solution including transmitting ten 1Tb/s super-channels as well as a demonstration of flexible grid transmission; that rapid deployment of services, robust protection and ease-of-use were demonstrated with Telefónica's prototype Flexi-Grid GMPLS control plan; that this demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond 100G; and that this demonstration is another proof point that Infinera's Digital Optical Network solution with photonic integrated circuits is the foundation of next generation optical networks growing beyond 100G. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 6, 2012, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.



For media and analysts:

Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Infinera Investors:
Jenifer Kirtland
Tel. +1 (408) 543-8139
jkirtland@infinera.com





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