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BICS and Infinera Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, and BICS, a global provider of international connectivity and inter-operability services, announced today they have won the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards in the Wholesale Service Innovation category. The award recognizes the modernization of BICS' pan-European network, which BICS recently upgraded with Infinera's Intelligent Transport Network featuring the DTN-X platform.

The prestigious award was accepted by Eric Loos at BICS and Chris Champion at Infinera, during the awards ceremony last week. The event was attended by a number of influential individuals from the global telecoms industry.

BICS' network stretches across Europe and into submarine cables Europe Indian Gateway (EIG) from Europe to India and SEA-ME-WE (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe) from Europe to APAC. This network is able to deliver a portfolio of solutions to meet the existing and future demands of mobile virtual network operators, mobile network operators, service providers and wholesale carriers. Infinera's DTN-X platform delivers 500 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) of capacity of long haul super-channels with integrated OTN switching, enabling BICS to efficiently manage their network and deliver 100 Gigabit services to customers at cost effective prices.

"We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition for our pan-European network. We strive to provide the best possible service to our customers and by deploying an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network we can provide flexible solutions with a faster service implementation, translating to a much shorter time to market for our customers. This makes Infinera the ideal partner for our network," said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management at BICS.

"We are honored to have won this award with BICS," said Chris Champion, senior vice president, EMEA Sales at Infinera. "With the Infinera DTN-X platform, BICS can deploy networks in days and new services can be activated in minutes, a key benefit for BICS' network."

About Infinera
Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to 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. Learn more at www.infinera.com.

About BICS
BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry.

BICS' headquarter is located in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Dubai, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end-user value.

With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.

For more information, please visit: www.bics.com or contact Katrien Busschaert at BICS.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera products including that: Infinera's DTN-X platform enables customers to efficiently manage their network and deliver 100 Gigabit services to customers at cost effective prices; and that the DTN-X platform enables customers to deploy networks in days and new services can be activated in minutes. 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. 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 5, 2013, 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.

Contacts:

Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157
[email protected]

Infinera Investors:
Leigh Salvo
Tel. +1 (408) 543-8139
[email protected]

BICS:
Katrien Busschaert
Marketing Manager
Tel. +32 2 548 16 55
Mob. +32 474 98 46 75
[email protected]

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