MADRID, SPAIN and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS), part of Telefonica Global Solutions, and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today the international upgrade to TIWS' SAm-1 submarine Cable Network, connecting North and South America with the Infinera DTN-X platform. The Infinera DTN-X platform is capable of delivering 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling Telefonica to address growing bandwidth demands from millions of internet users, mobile subscribers and business customers in South America.
TIWS designs and manages the international communications infrastructure of the Telefonica Group, offering an integrated voice, video and data network, with more than 100 points of presence distributed across 60 cities and 40 countries. TIWS' network consists of more than 20,000 kilometers of diverse SAm-1 underwater cable that guarantees its customers optimal sturdiness and reliability. SAm-1 uses Infinera's family of products to carry traffic for over 200 million customers connecting South America with the USA, including landing stations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida.
Infinera's DTN-X enables Telefonica to deploy 500 Gb/s long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels integrated with 5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching per bay. Infinera's FlexCoherent technology enables Telefonica to optimize transmission performance using multiple software-programmable modulation formats. By deploying FlexCoherent super-channels, Telefonica can scale network capacity without scaling operations. Integrated OTN switching, coupled with an industry leading GMPLS control plane, delivers a network with the highest wavelength flexibility and a low cost of ownership.
"Building our network with Infinera's solutions has enabled us to seamlessly upgrade to higher data-rates and provision services quickly and easily," said Jose Ramon Vela, CEO of Telefonica Global Solutions. "Our positive experience with Infinera's solutions assures us that our investment in the DTN-X will enable us to scale into the future and continue to turn up services more quickly for our customers. Infinera's 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels allow us to continue delivering quality and reliability of service throughout our entire network, and allows us to extend the productive life of our submarine cable," added Jose Ramon Vela.
"The Infinera DTN-X platform gives Telefonica the flexibility to efficiently accommodate their network demands, allowing them to deploy 500G long-haul super-channels," said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. "The DTN-X offers integrated DWDM transport and OTN switching without compromise coupled with industry leading 500G photonic integrated circuits, together enabling Telefonica to deploy services quickly to improve their competitive position in the marketplace."
Telefonica International Wholesale Services has been upgrading its submarine network throughout South America using the Infinera DTN platform, based on 100 Gb/s PICs and 40Gb/s coherent modulation, since 2009.
Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization and number of customers. From its consolidated position in the sector, and with telephony fixed and mobile broadband as key areas that support future growth, the company focuses its strategy on securing its leadership in the digital world. Present in 26 countries and with a customer base of more than 300 million customers, Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, important industrial alliances and a leading global scale which positions the company to capture growth opportunities. Telefonica is a fully publicly traded company with more than 1.5 million direct stakeholders and its ordinary shares are traded in various stock markets, including London and New York among others.
Telefonica Global Solutions manages globally the multinational, wholesale and roaming business within the Telefonica Group under 3 commercial denominations Telefonica Multinational Solutions, Telefonica International Wholesale Services and Telefonica Global Roaming. Global Solutions delivers integrated fixed, mobile and IT services to some of the world's top multinationals and corporations. It also provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Telefonica Global Solutions develops an integrated and competitive portfolio for carriers and corporations that include international voice, IP, bandwidth capacity, satellite services, mobility and global solutions. Global Solutions is a multicultural organisation, with more than 1400 employees, working in over 40 countries and speaking more than 15 languages.
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/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera's Products and current and future functionality including: that Infinera's optimizes transmission performance and can scale network capacity without scaling operations. Integrated OTN switching, coupled with an industry leading GMPLS control plane, delivers a network with the highest wavelength flexibility and a low 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.