Storm Telecommunications and Riverstone Networks launch major international MPLS Ethernet network

Oct. 24, 2001--U.K.-based Storm Telecommunications deployed advanced routing technology from Riverstone Networks to deliver new Ethernet services in and between metropolitan area networks throughout London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and New York City.

U.K.-based Storm Telecommunications deployed advanced routing technology from Riverstone Networks (Nasdaq: RSTN) to deliver new Ethernet services in and between metropolitan area networks throughout London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and New York City. The network buildout, which will enable Storm to offer tiered Ethernet services in and between all five markets, is a component of the international carrier's recently launched Lightning strategy, which is enabling service providers in Europe and the United States to cost-effectively leverage Strom's extensive global network and access specific levels of bandwidth at set prices.

Storm will launch its Ethernet services this fall using Riverstone's RS 3000 access routers and RS 8600 multi-service routers, equipped with Riverstone's advanced Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, which enables carriers to deliver an extensive suite of profitable IP-based services, such as on-demand bandwidth provisioning, virtual private networks and transparent local area networks. Riverstone's metro-optimized MPLS technology also interoperates with and extends the capabilities of existing networks, such as ATM, frame relay and Ethernet. Telindus, Riverstone's pan-European integrator, will provide installation and support services for the extensive deployment.

About Storm Telecommunications:

Storm Telecommunications Limited, wholly owned and group operating company of Storm Investments Limited, is an OSP (Optical-switched service provider) that provides voice, bandwidth and Ethernet services. For more information, visit http: www.stormtel.com.

About Riverstone Networks:

Riverstone Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: RSTN) builds routers that convert raw bandwidth into profitable services for Metropolitan Area Networks. For more information, visit www.riverstonenet.com.

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