MedNautilus, TI Sparkle Group's Mediterranean Backbone, Deploys Infinera DTN-X for the Delivery of 100Gb/s Services Across Its Subsea Network

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00am EST

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  ROME and SUNNYVALE, CA, Feb 28 (Marketwire) -- 
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks,
and Telecom Italia Sparkle Group, announced today MedNautilus' deployment
of the Infinera DTN-X platform across the Mediterranean to increase
capacity on its subsea network and deliver up to 100Gb/s international
connectivity services. 

    MedNautilus, the Mediterranean operations of the Telecom Italia Sparkle
Group, operates the largest protected submarine cable network in the
Mediterranean connecting Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Cyprus, and
serves the growing capacity needs of the region.

    The Infinera DTN-X solution enables MedNautilus to upgrade its network
quickly in response to customers' demands as the platform simplifies the
management of long-haul terrestrial and submarine networks. 

    "Mednautilus now operates the first submarine cable network in Europe
able to provide up to 100Gb/s international connectivity services with a
solution that ensures top quality and efficiency standards," said Mario
Pirro, Sparkle's EVP Technology. "The market in the region is demanding
faster and more advanced services and with the Infinera DTN-X solution
for the provision of 100Gb/s services, we are able to provide the
capacity we need in order to meet the fast growing requirements of our
customers throughout the markets covered by our backbone."

    "We are pleased that MedNautilus selected us to build out one of the
regions fastest growing networks," said Chris Champion, VP EMEA Sales for
Infinera. "The simplicity of the DTN-X allows us to upgrade any backbone
quickly, enabling our customers to deploy services faster while offering
outstanding reliability."

    Infinera's DTN-X is the first to deliver up to 500 Gb/s long-haul
super-channels based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the
FlexCoherent(TM) Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling
operational complexity. With coherent long haul reach for submarine
links, the Infinera DTN-X platform seamlessly integrates terrestrial and
subsea applications for network operators.

    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). 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/.

    About MedNautilus:
 MedNautilus is the Mediterranean operations of the
Telecom Italia Sparkle Group through LanMedNautilus Limited and is the
only telecommunication submarine cable backbone with a ring configuration
in the Mediterranean since 2001. The MedNautilus network provides
end-to-end connectivity from the eastern part of the Mediterranean to
major destinations in Europe and is the leading connectivity solutions
provider in the region. It uses state-of-the-art DWDM technology offering
seamless connectivity between Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel and
Cyprus by way of a 7,500 km backbone and is able to extend its reach to
major cities in Europe, North America and the world thanks to protected
interconnections with Telecom Italia Sparkle Pan-European and Global
Backbones.

    About Telecom Italia Sparkle
 Telecom Italia Sparkle S.p.A. (TI Sparkle)
is the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia Group (NYSE: TI) with
the mission to develop and consolidate the Italian telco's international
services business. As a leading global carrier, TI Sparkle offers a full
range of voice, mobile data, Internet protocol (IP) and bandwidth
solutions to fixed and mobile operators, Internet service providers
(ISPs), Media and Content providers and to Multinational enterprises. Its
sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 39 countries. Find
out more about Telecom Italia Sparkle at www.tisparkle.com.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among
other things, statements relating to This press release contains
forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements
relating to Infinera DTN-X platform enables customer to upgrade its
network quickly and efficiently and simplifies the management of
long-haul terrestrial and submarine networks; that the simplicity of the
DTN-X allows us to upgrade any backbone quickly, enabling our customers
to deploy services faster while offering outstanding reliability; that
DTN-X is the first to deliver up to 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels
based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the FlexCoherent(TM)
Processor, scaling transport capacity without scaling operational
complexity and that with coherent long haul reach for submarine links;
that the Infinera DTN-X platform seamlessly integrates terrestrial and
subsea applications for network operators; and that Infinera products
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. 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.

    

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

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

TI Sparkle Media:
TI Sparkle Communication
+390652745037
tisparkle.communication@telecomitalia.it 

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