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Infinera Accelerates The Transmode Integration To Add Further Value To Large Customers

February 23, 2016

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Welcome Infinera. In August 2015 Infinera acquired Transmode, an Innovation Martlesham cluster company since January 2013.

Infinera is a pioneer in optical networking with a vision to enable an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations.

Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. In 2015, Infinera entered the metro market through organic growth and the acquisition of Transmode, a leader in metro packet-optical applications. The acquisition of Transmode marks a significant milestone for both companies and our customers. By bringing together two industry innovators, Infinera now offers an end-to-end product portfolio to enable network operators to create rich end-user experiences based on efficient, high bandwidth optical networking.

“The combination of Infinera and Transmode makes sense from both a market and cultural perspective and I am excited to see how the teams will build off of each other’s strengths,” said Andrew Schmitt, research director, Carrier Transport Networking at IHS Research. “This acquisition positions Infinera to capitalise on the growing metro market as it begins a transition to 100G.”

The Transmode acquisition enables Infinera to offer a comprehensive portfolio addressing the metro market with packet-optical solutions optimized for fast growing applications, including mobile fronthaul and backhaul, triple-play and cable broadband aggregation, and business Ethernet services with Metro Ethernet Forum (“MEF”) certification.

“The acquisition of Transmode marks a significant milestone for both companies,” said Tom Fallon, CEO of Infinera. “By bringing together two highly successful teams, we can offer an end-to-end portfolio to fully address the metro and long-haul optical transport markets. The deal accelerates our entry into the emerging 100G metro market, building upon our leadership position in long-haul and metro cloud. I believe our common philosophies of profitable growth and putting customers first will enable Infinera and Transmode to be a powerful combination in the years ahead.”

Transmode has had offices at Innovation Martlesham since 2013. The combined company, Infinera, will remain an active part of the Innovation Martlesham cluster with a dedicated presence in the Ross Building, continuing to enable advances in metro and core packet-optical networks, data center networks and emerging mobile fronthaul/backhaul networks.

For further information visit www.Infinera.com or contact Steve Colvin by email or by phone +44 7785 337 143



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