SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/14 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, was named a Light Reading's 2014 Leading Lights Award winner in the Public Company of the Year category yesterday. The award is presented annually to recognize publicly listed companies that stand out from competitors, innovate constantly, and make their customers and employees happy.
The Leading Lights program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and recognizes the leading companies across the industry. The 2014 Light Reading Leading Lights Award marks the 10th anniversary of a program that keeps a finger on the pulse of innovation in the telecom sector.
"The Company of the Year (Public) award is tough to win because so much is under consideration -- executive leadership, market relevance, timing, customer reaction and shareholder value," said Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief for Light Reading. "Infinera had a standout year in many respects and fully deserves this award."
"On behalf of the team at Infinera, we are honored to receive the Leading Lights Award for Public Company of the Year," said Dr. David Welch, Infinera Co-Founder and President. "Built on the foundation of our unique photonic integrated circuits (PICs), Infinera's Intelligent Transport Network combines the innovation and reliability that network operators are looking for as they prepare for the next wave of growth. This recognition from Light Reading underscores the value of PICs in the deployment of the world's most advanced optical networks."
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 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera's product functionality, both current and planned, including that Intelligent Transport Network built upon PICs combines the innovation and reliability that network operators are looking for as they prepare for the next wave of growth in cloud-based services. 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.