LighTrade and Sigma Networks announce interconnection agreement

Oct. 11, 2001--LighTrade, Inc, a provider of neutral, fully-automated bandwidth pooling points, and Sigma Networks, a provider of metro interconnect services, announced a multi-year interconnection agreement.

LighTrade, Inc, a provider of neutral, fully-automated bandwidth pooling points, and Sigma Networks, a provider of metro interconnect services, announced a multi-year interconnection agreement. Sigma Networks will interconnect and offer its services at LighTrade pooling points in the Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington DC metro areas.

LighTrade pooling point customers in these three locations will have access to Sigma Networks' carrier-class metro SONET Services. LighTrade's neutral pooling points improve network efficiency by providing carriers and service providers with access to multiple bandwidth vendors and customers through a single connection enabling local and long haul carriers and broadband service providers to switch bandwidth in minutes rather than months.

About LighTrade:

LighTrade owns and operates pooling points -- carrier class, high capacity switches and related equipment and proprietary software -- that deliver innovative bandwidth connectivity solutions. For more information, visit www.lightrade.com.

About Sigma Networks:

Sigma Networks delivers metro interconnect services to fill the connectivity gaps that exist between major data traffic points within cities. For more information, visit www.sigmanetworks.com.

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