CenturyLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X for 100G National Backbone

Tue Dec 4, 2012 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Dec 04 (Marketwire) -- 
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks,
announced today that CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has deployed the
Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long
haul super-channels on its nationwide fiber optic backbone. The Infinera
DTN-X platform enables CenturyLink to enhance its nationwide next
generation backbone transport network to support critical video, mobile,
and cloud IP services, and extend its ability to deliver up to 100
Gigabit Ethernet services (GbE) to the company's data centers and
customer facilities around the country. 

    The Infinera DTN-X platform provides CenturyLink a scalable, efficient,
and reliable long haul optical transport solution for its network.
Infinera's DTN-X uniquely delivers 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent(TM)
super-channels and integrates 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of OTN
switching per chassis, resulting in lower latency for mission critical
services while lowering the total cost of ownership of the transport

    "We evaluated the available 100G solutions for long haul optical
transport and the DTN-X platform stood out," said Matt Beal, CenturyLink
senior vice president - corporate strategy, product development and chief
technology officer. "Our experience with the Infinera DTN platform has
demonstrated a system based on quality, ease of use, proven technology
and reliability. As a customer since 2004, we look forward to including
the DTN-X as part of our next generation network and achieving the same
positive results as we have in the past."

    "I am delighted to announce the continuation of the long-term
relationship between CenturyLink and Infinera," said Tom Fallon, Infinera
CEO. "CenturyLink's selection of the DTN-X platform underscores the value
of our optical transport solution for Tier-1 operators around the world.
As operators upgrade existing networks to 100G or deploy new 100G
networks, the DTN-X uniquely delivers the scale and efficiency required
at the core of the world's largest optical networks."

    CenturyLink first deployed Infinera's Digital Optical Network
architecture in 2004 with the DTN platform, the industry's first optical
transport solution powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs). 

    The Infinera product portfolio includes the DTN-X platform, based on 500
Gb/s PICs and 5 Tb/s of integrated OTN switching per chassis, upgradeable
in the future to 100 Tb/s of OTN and MPLS switching; the DTN platform,
powered by 100 Gb/s PICs; the Infinera ATN, a scalable metro WDM
transport platform; and Infinera Managed Services for global service and

    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: the Large
Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC
technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that
enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network
efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services
without reengineering their optical infrastructure. 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. 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.


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