Lightwave Russian Edition is launched in Moscow

8 July 2003 Nashua NH Lightwave -- Lightwave magazine, published by PennWell Corporation for the global fiber optics market, launched a Russian-language edition in June in cooperation with High Technology Publishers Ltd. of Moscow. Lightwave Russian Edition will appear quarterly with an initial controlled circulation of over 4,000 qualified subscribers in the Russian telecommunications industry.

Jul 8th, 2003

8 July 2003 Nashua NH Lightwave -- Lightwave magazine, published by PennWell Corporation for the global fiber optics market, launched a Russian-language edition in June in cooperation with High Technology Publishers Ltd. of Moscow. Lightwave Russian Edition will appear quarterly with an initial controlled circulation of over 4,000 qualified subscribers in the Russian telecommunications industry.

Lightwave also publishes a pan-European edition, Lightwave Europe, in London and a Chinese-language edition, Lightwave China, in Hong Kong for the mainland China market. Including the new Russian edition, the four separate Lightwave editions will reach over 70,000 managers and engineers in the fiber-optics industry worldwide.

"We are pleased to be able to work with High Technology Publishers to launch this Russian-language edition," said David Janoff, senior vice president of PennWell's Advanced Technology Division (Nashua, NH). "The optical fiber market in Russia is expected to grow about 20% from about 680,000 kilometers of raw fiber to about 900,000 kilometers in 2004. We anticipate that Lightwave Russian Edition will play an important role in the development of this market, in part by introducing overseas technology and products to network operators, equipment providers, and distributors in the Russia Federation."

The first issue of Lightwave Russian Edition was published on June 20, 2003, in Moscow with a controlled circulation of more than 4,000 fiber-optics managers and engineers in the telecommunications industry. The circulation is expected to rise to more than 5,000 by year end in Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other independent countries of the former Soviet Union. Additional copies will be distributed at leading telecommunications trade shows in Russia, including InfoComm in Moscow on September 9-13.

Dr. Oleg Nanii, the editor of Lightwave Russian Edition, said that the magazine will carry locally written articles, in addition to articles translated from the U.S. edition of Lightwave. "Our goal is to produce a quarterly magazine that provides accurate, up-to-date news, and technical information about cutting-edge developments in the industry, plus longer, analytical feature articles; tutorials and reference materials; articles about management and marketing expertise; and new products," Dr.Nanii said. The first issue is 56 pages.

Dr. Nanii holds advanced degrees from Moscow State University in lasers and spectroscopy and has published over 100 scientific and technical papers in Russia. Press releases and other press materials can be emailed to Dr. Nanii at info@lightwave-russia.com.

PennWell, a diversified media and information company, is based in Tulsa, OK. The company publishes 45 business-to-business magazines for a variety of global markets, and owns and conducts over 50 conferences and exhibitions held around the world. In addition to PennWell's global English-language magazines, PennWell customers benefit from international editions published in local languages around the world, through its own publishing operations in Europe and Asia, as well as through trademark and content licenses to leading publishers in key international markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Tulsa, PennWell has 20 offices worldwide, with major offices in Houston, TX, Nashua, NH, London, Schwabisch, Germany, and Singapore.

Founded in 1999, High Technology Publications Ltd. is based in Moscow and also publishes Digital Signal Processing Magazine, a leading magazine in Russia for the DSP industry.

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