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UPDATE: Infinera Showcases Terabit Super-Channels at CableLabs(R) Winter Conference

(March 08, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/12 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of digital optical communications systems, will showcase the DTN-X platform, the industry's first multi-terabit packet-optical transport solution, at CableLabs® Winter Conference next week. The conference, open to CableLabs member companies and approved vendors, takes place March 11-14 at the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

At the Winter Conference, Infinera will show how optical networks based on photonic integration provide the only cost-effective approach to reducing transport costs per bit today and as networks scale into the terabit era.

"As cable operators' transport bandwidth requirements grow annually at a compounded 50-100 percent, networks cannot continue to scale simply by adding more optical transponders," said Gaylord Hart, Infinera's Director of CATV Marketing. "Aside from cost, the required space, power and optical couplings rapidly become unmanageable. Just as modern computers would not exist today without large scale integrated circuits, affordable optical networks will not be possible tomorrow without photonic integration."

At the CableLabs' demonstration area, Infinera product and technology experts will describe how photonic integration with complex modulation reduces total cost of ownership and how PICs implementing 1 Tb/s super-channels will be able to triple fiber capacity up to 24 Tb/s on Infinera's DTN-X platform.


Infinera's DTN-X platform is the only optical network solution built using 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs), integrating more than 600 optical functions onto a pair of chips and delivering the world's first 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on 100 Gb/s channels. Infinera's DTN-X platform provides cable operators a network solution that scales for the future, is simple to operate and quick to deploy new services, and efficiently lowers the total cost of ownership.

Infinera's solutions for cable operators include the Infinera DTN, a Digital ROADM-based long-haul and metro platform; the Infinera ATN metro edge platform designed to provide scalable optical transport for access and commercial service aggregation; and Infinera's DTN-X platform featuring 500 Gb/s super-channels. Infinera's solutions are widely deployed by major U.S. MSOs in national backbone, regional, and metro applications.

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking solutions 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 platforms 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 the DTN-X product and its functionality; that the DTN-X platform is the first multi-terabit packet-optical transport solution; that photonic integration provides the only cost-effective approach to reducing transport costs per bit today and in the future; that affordable optical networks will not be possible tomorrow without photonic integration; photonic integration with complex modulation reduces total cost of ownership and how PICs implementing 1 Tb/s super-channels will be able to triple fiber capacity up to 24 Tb/s on Infinera's DTN-X platform; the DTN-X will deliver the world's first 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels based on 100 Gb/s channels and provide a network solution that scales for the future, is simple to operate and quick to deploy new services, and efficiently lowers the total cost of ownership. 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:
Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. (916) 595-8157
avue@infinera.com

Investors:
Bob Blair
Tel. (408) 716-4879
bblair@infinera.com


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