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Apr 2nd, 2014
Infonetics Research names Infinera as top optical transport vendor
Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) innovator climbs to top of Infonetics' rankings.
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Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), 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 vendor in 2013. In an announcement regarding the report, Infonetics said, "With very high ratings for technology innovation, reliability, and service and support, Infinera received the highest overall score for optical transport equipment."

Infonetics' new Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard profiles, analyzes and ranks the 10 largest global vendors of optical transport equipment. In the report, Infinera emerges as the number one ranking optical transport equipment provider in 2013.

Vendors were evaluated based on seven metrics including market share, market share momentum, financial stability, packet-optical intensity, technology innovation, product reliability, and service and support.

"The market for optical transport equipment is $12B annually, nearly as large as the market for service provider routers and switches. As the highest scoring company in the Optical Vendor Leadership Scorecard, Infinera emerges as top optical vendor in 2013," said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical, Infonetics Research. "When customers are asked what Infinera does well they mention ease of operation, ease of provisioning, and high reliability."

"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 deploy multi-terabit networks. We see 2013 as the beginning of once in a decade transition to 100G and beyond in core networks, and we are honored to see our focus on scale, automation and efficiency reflected in the outstanding results for Infinera in the Infonetics scorecard."


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