Infinera opens Hong Kong office for Asia Pacific customers

Infinera announced the opening of a new full-service
facility in Hong Kong, demonstrating its commitment to provide enhanced levels
of service and support to customers in Asia Pacific.

The new facility provides a localized environment for
product demonstrations, training, and support for the growing number of APAC
customers who deploy Infinera’s innovative Digital Optical Network technology
to offer services more rapidly and more profitably.

Staffed with sales, engineering, technical and
operational support teams, the new presence in Hong Kong will also enable
Infinera to gain ongoing, in-depth understanding of market requirements and
respond faster to customers’ needs.

Infinera changed optical networking in 2004 with
the introduction of the DTN, which remains the industry’s first and only
solution that integrates Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) directly with
OTN switching through the use of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).

This pioneering integration of DWDM and OTN via PICs
enables the Digital Optical Network to work faster, simpler and more profitably
by removing many of the challenges found in traditional analog optical

According to Ovum, the global optical networking
equipment market is driven by the continuing need for bandwidth and expected to
reach $20 billion by 2015 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5
percent; Asia-Pacific was identified as the number one growth region for
optical networking sales.

As an innovation leader reputed for quality and highly
scalable solutions, Infinera is well-positioned to meet the growing need for
efficient and reliable networks.

“Infinera is focused on growing our footprint in the
expanding Asian market. Building on our success in North America, we have
achieved significant growth in EMEA and are now determined to extend this
success to APAC. Infinera has made optical networking faster, simpler and more
efficient, and we are excited to demonstrate this innovation to our existing
and future customers in APAC,” said Tom Fallon, CEO, Infinera.

“This new facility marks the beginning of a
long-term investment by Infinera in APAC. We will continue to listen to our
customers, make ourselves more accessible to them, and expand our local team of
expertise to create winning opportunities for everyone in the long term,”
said Andrew Bond-Webster, Vice President APAC, Infinera.

Recently, Infinera and SEACOM, a pan-African telecom
service provider, announced
the completion of the trial of five 100 Gigabit per second (100Gb/s) coherent
optical signals transmitted over 1732 km.

The 500Gb/s trial ran over and was looped back across
SEACOM’s newly built 930 km Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) fiber route which links the
SEACOM Mtunzini cable landing station in KwaZulu Natal to the Teraco data
center in Johannesburg.

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