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November 18, 2013

Zayo to Deliver Terabit Capacity for SC13 with Infinera DTN-X

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 18 — Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure solutions, announced today the delivery of one terabit per second (1Tb/s) super-channel transmission capacity in support of the SCinet network for Super Computing 2013 (SC13) this week.

This is the first time 1Tb/s of super-channel transmission capacity will be deployed on SCinet’s network, delivered with the Infinera DTN-X platform. In addition to the terabit deployment, Zayo will demonstrate the rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the show floor in Denver to Chicago. Zayo offers 100GbE services to high-bandwidth customers including research and education institutions, Internet content providers, and government agencies. Infinera is a supplier of multi-terabit transport capacity for Zayo’s 100GbE services.

SCinet is a specialized network created each year to support the Super Computing conference. The high-capacity network, brought together by academia, government, and industry groups, supports revolutionary applications and experiments conducted throughout the conference. SCinet serves as the platform that will link the Colorado Convention Center to research and commercial networks around the world. This demonstration marks the first delivery of terabit capacity and the fastest 100GbE provisioning in SCinet history.

“The delivery of terabit service on SCinet demonstrates how fast Zayo can deploy capacity for our customers,” said David Dunn, vice president of wavelength product at Zayo. “Through our collaboration with Infinera on this deployment, we are demonstrating our ability to expand our 100GbE services to accommodate the bandwidth-driven needs of our customers.”

“This demonstration with Zayo marks a first at SC13 and with SCinet in delivering terabit capacity,” said Bob Jandro, Infinera Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. “Working with Zayo makes it possible to achieve this milestone for the research and education community.”

Infinera and Zayo will participate in SC13, November 18-21 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. For conference information, visit www.sc13.supercomputing.org.

About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo provides these services over metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its acquisitions of USCarrier, FiberGate and AboveNet, Zayo’s network includes 75,839 route miles, spanning 45 states in the US as well as major cities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Its network serves approximately 12,222 on-net buildings, including 579 data centers, 566 carrier PoPs, and 3,303 cell towers. Zayo’s colocation assets include 157,900 billable square feet of interconnect-focused colocation space.

About Infinera

Infinera is a leader in Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms. Find more at www.infinera.com.

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Source: Zayo Group and Infinera