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Coriant Joins Facebook and Other Industry Leaders to Drive Disruptive Innovation in Telecom Infrastructure

Coriant Brings Cutting-Edge Optical & IP Networking Experience and Expertise to Engineering-Focused Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 24 May 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, today announced it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to help accelerate the pace of innovation in telecommunications infrastructure. Founded by Facebook, Intel, and Deutsche Telekom, among others, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators, and other technology companies that aim to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

"As internet and immersive video drive discontinuity in network traffic profiles on a global basis, the industry faces an imperative for new network architectures and capabilities commensurate with this new reality," said Paul Smelters, Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Coriant. "We are pleased to join forces with Facebook and other TIP members to accelerate disruptive innovation that will address these challenges and benefit the market and our customers."

Coriant brings to TIP proven engineering and operational expertise in IP/MPLS routing and packet optical transport for access, metro, and long haul infrastructure networks. Together with other digital ecosystem members, Coriant will explore new approaches to deploying innovative technologies and solutions in both developed and emerging markets.

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative, dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core transport solutions enables network operators to reduce operational complexity, improve utilization of multi-layer network resources, and create new revenue opportunities. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, content providers, cable MSOs, large enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and utility companies. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, forged by over 35 years of experience and expertise in Tier 1 carrier networks, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com.


Scott Larson Media Relations Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

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