Infonetics Research Names Infinera asNumber One Optical Transport Vendor Worldwide

April 7, 2014

infineraInfinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Infonetics Research, an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990, has ranked Infinera as the top optical vendorin its latest scorecard.In the report, Infonetics said, “Infinera is #1 this year as a result of very high ratings among customers for technology innovation, reliability, and service and support.”

Infonetics’2014Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecardprofiles, analyzes and ranks the 10 largest global vendors of optical transport equipment. Vendors were evaluated based on sevenmetrics including market share, market share momentum, financial stability, packet-optical intensity, technology innovation, product reliability, and service and support.In the report, Infinera emerges as the number one ranking optical transport equipment provider worldwide.

“The market for optical transport equipment is $12 billion annually, nearly as large as and growing faster than the market for service provider routers and switches. Infinera emerged asthe highest scoring company in our optical vendor leadership scorecard,” said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical, Infonetics Research.“When we ask service providerswhat Infinera does wellthey mention technology innovation, ease ofoperation,high reliability and leading services and support.”

“The Infonetics optical vendor scorecard shows that Infinera’s focus on building Intelligent Transport Networks is resonating with global network operators,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “In 2013, we grew our market share by enabling service providers to use time as a competitive weapon to deliver services faster while simultaneously scaling their multi-terabit networks and lowering costs. We believe we are at the beginning of a once-in-a-decade transition to 100G and beyondand we are honored to see our focus on technology innovation and helping our customers win in their markets reflected in the outstanding results for Infinera in the Infonetics scorecard.”

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