August 31, 2006 at 14:07 PM EDT
Infinera Extends Lead in 10Gig Long-Haul Market in Second Quarter
Digital Optical Networks Take 29% of Worldwide 10G LH DWDM Market

Infinera extended its lead in 10 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) long-haul DWDM shipments in the second quarter of 2006 with a 29% global market share, according to data from independent analyst firm the Dell'Oro Group.

Infinera co-founder and CEO Jagdeep Singh noted that in the second quarter Infinera announced several new customers including two nationwide carriers, Global Crossing and Broadwing. "We were very pleased to see increasing uptake of the Digital Optical Networks architecture by our customers in the second quarter, as service providers are increasingly recognizing the technical and economic benefits that photonic integration can bring," he said.

As a new, private company, Infinera's shipments are not broken out as a separate line item in Dell'Oro's published tables, but are included in Dell'Oro's totals. According to Dell'Oro data, the top three vendors in 10 Gb/s long-haul shipments in the second quarter were Infinera with a 29.4% market share, Nortel with a 16.4% share and Siemens with a 11.5% share. According to Dell'Oro Group data, Infinera has now led in 10 Gb/s long-haul DWDM shipments for the last four quarters.

Market Growth

In the second quarter, the long-haul DWDM market showed significant revenue growth and outpaced total optical transport market growth for the fourth successive quarter, according to the Dell'Oro data. Dell'Oro reported that the long-haul DWDM market rose to $455 million in the second quarter, representing 41% year-over-year growth, while the total optical market rose by 9% to $2.28 billion in the quarter.

Dell'Oro also reported that the total number of 10 Gb/s long-haul wavelengths shipped in the quarter rose 89% over the prior year's second quarter, to reach the highest quarterly level in five years.

"When a service provider is facing rapid or unpredictable network growth, the flexibility of the Infinera platform makes it an ideal choice to enable rapid and cost-effective response to new network needs," said Singh.

With 100 Gb/s of capacity on each line card and total capacity of 800 Gb/s, the Infinera DTN is designed to meet the needs of high-bandwidth networks and fast-growing networks. The Infinera DTN is architected to combine high-capacity transport, fully reconfigurable switching, and GMPLS service intelligence in one platform.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and more flexible networking. For more information, please visit www.infinera.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. Infinera assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


For further information:
Jeff Ferry
Infinera
Tel. +1 (650) 273-2100
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