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Frontier Communications Selects Infinera for Pennsylvania Optical Transport NetworkSimplifying Optical Transport for Triple Play, Mobile Backhaul, High-Speed Internet and Business Broadband Services (January 11, 2012)
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), the nation's largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, has deployed Infinera's ATN for its metro network. Infinera's ATN extends the benefits of Frontier's backbone network, which is based on Infinera's DTN platform. The new Infinera ATN metro platform adds scale and simplicity to Frontier's network, and the combined platforms enable Frontier to serve customers in 14 counties, spanning more than 640 fiber route miles in eastern Pennsylvania.
Frontier offers consumers, businesses and service providers a full range of communications services in Pennsylvania and 26 other states. Its Infinera network in Pennsylvania provides voice, business and wholesale bandwidth services to consumers and businesses and wholesale mobile backhaul for Tier 1 mobile operators.
"We are very pleased with the simplicity and efficiency of Infinera's DTN and ATN solutions," said Michael Golob, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology at Frontier. "The operational simplicity of these advanced platforms enabled us to turn up a new network across 14 locations in just three days. The efficiency of Infinera's solution has reduced certain off-net lease costs in our network by as much as 75 percent."
"Frontier is an important customer and we are delighted that the Infinera ATN is adding value to its existing DTN network," said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "At Infinera, we are committed to providing regional and metro solutions that help service providers like Frontier simplify network operations while efficiently scaling the network for broadband services."
Frontier's deployment of Infinera's DTN and ATN platforms provides customers with a state-of-the-art network. The Infinera DTN platform, powered by photonic integrated circuits (PICs), is designed to scale up to 6.4 Tb/s of transmission capacity per fiber. The Infinera ATN, a scalable WDM transport platform with multi-service aggregation and small form-factor, brings the intelligence of the Infinera Digital Optical Network to the metro edge. Infinera's DTN and ATN platforms are elements of the Infinera product portfolio that includes Infinera's DTN-X with 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels.
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 Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 15,250 employees. Frontier is included in the S&P 500 Index and is the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. Frontier's landline service is reliable, safe and accessible. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. 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 Exchange Commission on March 1, 2011, 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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