Growing Carrier to Leverage Flexibility of Digital Optical Network
May 22, 2008 – Zayo Bandwidth, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth solutions, has selected Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) for its regional network in the Northeastern U.S. Infinera will bring the speed, responsiveness and flexibility of an Infinera Digital Optical Network to Zayo’s business, giving Zayo contiguous service from Chicago to New York and Washington, DC.
Based in Louisville, Colorado, Zayo Bandwidth, a Zayo Group business, operates regional networks in the Northeast, Midwest, Minnesota and the Memphis, Tennessee area. Zayo offers a wide range of telecom services including private line, Ethernet, wavelength, Internet and colocation services to customers in the telecom, enterprise and government sectors and other bandwidth-intensive organizations. Zayo has raised more than $340 million in private equity and debt financing to support an aggressive plan to provide telecom services in selected regional markets where demand is growing rapidly.
Zayo has deployed Infinera in the busy northeastern corridor from New York to Washington, DC as well as interconnecting Chicago to the east coast to serve the increasing bandwidth requirements of its customers. Zayo chose Infinera because the Infinera Digital ROADM offers high capacity and integrated, reconfigurable switching, enabling Zayo to provision or reconfigure bandwidth quickly and cost-effectively.
“The Infinera system is very easy to provision and operate,” commented Zayo Bandwidth Vice President of Engineering Troy Kau. He added: “Zayo Bandwidth’s mission is to be responsive, and Infinera enables us to be agile and configure our network quickly to meet the needs of our customers.”
“Zayo has a visionary business plan to offer the latest technology and great customer service to its customers and we are delighted to support their efforts with an Infinera Digital Optical Network,” said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh.
The Infinera DTN system is based on Infinera’s innovative large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which integrate more than 60 optical devices on a pair of chips, to enable an optical system with 100 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) of capacity on every line card. The PIC-based system enables Infinera’s Bandwidth Virtualization, an architecture where a wide range of services, from 1 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s today, and 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services in the future, can be quickly provisioned and reconfigured from a pool of readily available bandwidth which is installed in 100 Gb/s increments.
The Infinera DTN is a Digital ROADM for long-haul and metro core networks, combining high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.
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 and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.infinera.com .
About Zayo Bandwidth
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Bandwidth is a regional provider of high capacity fiber-based bandwidth services to carriers and large enterprises in 107 markets spanning 17 states. Zayo Bandwidth owns and operates fiber optic networks in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, providing bandwidth services including private line, wavelength, Ethernet, and collocation. Zayo Bandwidth customers include carriers, web-centric companies, public institutions and bandwidth-intensive enterprises. Zayo’s mission is to provide fiber-based bandwidth, responsive solutions and a strong network. Visit us at www.zayo.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 such the benefits and capabilities or our products and the Digital Optical Networks architecture, including their ability to enable customers to provide services quickly and cost effectively, our ability to install, deploy and provision our system quickly, our unique ability to offer “bandwidth virtualization,” the benefits of digital bandwidth management, that Infinera believes Digital ROADM enables the provision for reconfiguration of bandwidth quickly and cost-efficiently, and that the PIC-based system will enable the provision of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services in the future, and other statements that can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipated,” “believed,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.