Sycamore Networks leads European metro DWDM market, according to RHK

April 25, 2001
Apr. 25, 2001--Sycamore Networks, a provider of intelligent optical networking, announced that according to a recent report from RHK, Inc., the Company's metro solutions have achieved number one market share in the European Metro DWDM market.

Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR), a provider of intelligent optical networking, announced that according to a recent report from RHK, Inc. -- "European DWDM: Optical Networks" -- the Company's metro solutions have achieved number one market share in the European Metro DWDM market. According to the early-April, 2001 report, Sycamore secured 32 percent market share of the market for DWDM metro equipment in calendar year 2000.

RHK conducted research with numerous service providers operating networks all over Europe that included the 15 member states, and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Poland and Switzerland. Results showed that the incumbent PTTs, CLECs, OLOs and city carriers are all working on continued network expansions and that large traffic volumes brought on by new subscribers or additional Internet usage continue to fuel the need for increased bandwidth.

Sycamore's advanced optical metro portfolio combines the flexibility of switching and the efficiency of high capacity transport to enable service providers to cost-effectively deliver and manage services in the metropolitan environment. Sycamore's metro product family, which includes metro core transport, access and edge switching, is fully compatible with existing SONET/SDH networks.

Sycamore's metro product family supports service interfaces from DS-3/E3 through OC-192/STM-64, as well as Gigabit Ethernet and is controlled by SILVX, Sycamore's network management system. Sycamore's metropolitan product portfolio seamlessly extends the Intelligent Optical Network from the core to the edge of the network.

About Sycamore:

Sycamore Networks develops and markets intelligent optical networking products that transport voice and data traffic over wavelengths of light. For more information, visit www.sycamorenet.com.

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