BTI, TTI deliver metro network to Thai electric utility

November 8, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- BTI Photonic Systems today announced that its Netstender platform has been deployed by the EGAT Public Company Limited of Thailand, as that utility builds out its network for competitive services delivery. For the project, aimed at Thailand's telecom service providers, BTI partnered with Thai Transmission Industry Co. (TTI), a provider of network implementation and technology support services.

November 8, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- BTI Photonic Systems, a supplier of metro edge systems for the build-out of broadband services, today announced that its Netstender platform has been deployed by the EGAT Public Company Limited of Thailand, as that utility builds out its network for competitive services delivery. For the project, aimed at Thailand's telecom service providers, BTI partnered with Thai Transmission Industry Co. (TTI), a provider of network implementation and technology support services.

"With deregulation in Thailand, EGAT is building a...network for delivery of [telecom] services throughout the country," comments Wanchai Ganyamas, assistant governor, transmission system maintenance at EGAT Plc. "The combination of TTI's world-class network and technology support team with BTI's Netstender network extension capabilities allows us to competitively provide effective reach in our network [among] major cities throughout Thailand."

"As a leading telecommunications systems integrator in Thailand providing solutions to carriers, we selected BTI's Netstender to provide us with leading, network expanding technologies with usability that outstrips the competition," adds Dr. Paisan Etitum, executive director of TTI. "Working with BTI is allowing us to provide compelling economic and network growth capabilities for EGAT."

BTI and TTI say that their partnership allows EGAT to build out its network while reducing the complexity of optical networking. According to the companies, with the Netstender platform, EGAT can economically scale its network reach, extending competitive telecommunications services across Thailand.

TTI will use BTI's Netstender 2060 and Netstender 1030 platforms for the build-out, which is to include major sites in the cities of Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Chiangmai, Suratthani, Hat Yai, and others. In conjunction a Marconi SDH platform, BTI says it will provide EGAT with a complete network backbone for delivery of competitive services.

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