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Colt Technology Services Deploys 100 Gigabit Ethernet Services Across Europe With Infinera DTN Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, today announced that Colt Technology Services has made available 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to their customers, using the Infinera DTN platform over Colt's long distance network. Colt can now offer 100GbE services across its unique infrastructure combining 20 Colt carrier neutral data centers and a highly scalable long distance network that brings together Europe's major business areas with 39 metropolitan area networks and 18,000 directly connected buildings.

As Colt strategically expands its data centre and network infrastructure, investing where customers need its services, Infinera's DTN platform enables Colt to efficiently expand its network capabilities. With Infinera's DTN platform capability embedded in Colt's long distance network, the company can continue to respond to the increasing demand for high bandwidth scalable Ethernet services from wholesale carriers and enterprise customers in the finance and media sectors.

The Infinera DTN platform, built with photonic integrated circuits (PICs), offers Colt operational simplicity and scalability. By deploying a PIC-based solution, Colt directly benefits from reduced sized equipment using less power, reduced costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible long-haul optical network.

"As the company continues to transform from a traditional B2B telecoms operator to a provider of integrated IT and network services, enhancing our Ethernet services capabilities is key to delivering an end to end service experience that matches our customer's agenda," said Luke Broome, CTO at Colt. "Our use of the Infinera DTN to deliver 100GbE services on our long distance network will support customers with the highest performance demands in achieving their business priorities."

"Colt plays an integral role in providing critical network and IT services throughout Europe," said Chris Champion, vice president, EMEA sales at Infinera. "We are pleased that Colt has chosen us to deliver high speed optical Ethernet services to their customers."

Colt first deployed the Infinera DTN in 2009. The availability of 100GbE services is the culmination of a development project that included an early successful first trial in 2010 over the Colt London to Frankfurt route. Colt's leadership in Ethernet services was recently confirmed by the Metro Ethernet Forum for its award winning Ethernet capabilities for the 8th consecutive year.

About Infinera
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/.

About Colt
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.

In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.

In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera's products functionality and capabilities including that a PIC-based solution allows for reduced sized equipment using less power, reduced costs and improved reliability, resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible long-haul optical network. 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.

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