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June 20, 2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
Infinera Photonic Integrated Circuit Named Best Optical Component Beyond 100G

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leader in Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today the company's 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) photonic integrated circuit (PIC) was named Best Optical Component Product Beyond 100G at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards 2013 in Monaco this week.

500 Gb/s PICs are a key ingredient of the Intelligent Transport Network. Embedded in the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, PICs enable the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels. Super-channels reduce complexity in carrier networks by simplifying the process of provisioning transmission capacity. This award follows a similar award last year for the Infinera 100 Gb/s PIC, named Best 100G Optical Component at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards ceremony in 2012.

Intelligent Transport Networks based on PIC technology are deployed by 109 customers in 67 countries around the world. Infinera's PICs have exceeded one billion hours of operation in live networks without failure.

This prestigious award was established to celebrate and recognize the achievements made by service providers and solutions providers in the optical networking industry.

The judges for the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards said, "The InP (Indium Phosphide) technology based PICs Infinera delivers is far and away the most innovative component available today. In a land of me-too products this company has dared to build something different."

"We are honored to see the Infinera PIC named Best Optical Component for the second year in a row by judges at the Next Generation Optical Networking Awards," said Mark Showalter, senior director corporate communications at Infinera. "When first introduced, Infinera's 100 Gb/s PICs changed the dynamics of the optical networking industry. Today 500 Gb/s PICs are a key ingredient of the Intelligent Transport Network as operators advance into the Terabit Era."

For more information about the award, please visit Next Generation Optical Awards 2013.

About Infinera
Infinera is a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements that PICs enable the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s long-haul super-channels. Super-channels reduce complexity in carrier networks by simplifying the process of provisioning transmission capacity. 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 ability to protect our intellectual property rights, 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 5, 2013, 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.

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

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

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