Telco Systems to take on Metrobility Optical Systems

June 22, 2006 Foxboro, MA -- Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access equipment for public and private IP and TDM networks, has agreed to acquire Metrobility Optical Systems. The acquisition will integrate Metrobility's intelligent Ethernet service demarcation devices with Telco Systems' metro Ethernet access offerings to provide service providers a wider range of carrier Ethernet demarcation options, as well as augment Telco Systems' cable provider customer base.

June 22, 2006 Foxboro, MA -- Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access equipment for public and private IP and TDM networks, has agreed to acquire Metrobility Optical Systems. The acquisition will integrate Metrobility's intelligent Ethernet service demarcation devices with Telco Systems' metro Ethernet access offerings to provide service providers a wider range of carrier Ethernet demarcation options, as well as augment Telco Systems' cable provider customer base.

"Intelligent control at the edge of the network is essential in ensuring the transmission of reliable, high-quality data and voice services," said Dr. Zvi Marom, founder and CEO of BATM, Telco Systems' parent company. "Metrobility is a recognized leader in this arena, and the combined engineering expertise of both companies will create an extremely comprehensive portfolio for a broad base of customers."

Metrobility recently announced its AccessServices technology, a purpose-built framework for the deployment of standards-based access equipment that deliver application-driven intelligence edge-to-edge. "The incorporation of Metrobility's AccessServices technology with Telco Systems' robust Carrier Ethernet access platforms will create a comprehensive, competitive solution for both local exchange carriers and cable providers looking to extend Ethernet services to the business customer," stated Manu Kaycee, vice president of product strategy and management for Metrobility Optical Systems.

Metrobility' Radiance demarcation product line complements Telco Systems' T-Marc product line by adding a wide range of cost-effective, remotely-managed, single and multi-port demarcation options, Telco Systems says. These demarcation devices can be used on their own or in conjunction with Telco Systems' carrier-class T-Metro, an MPLS/HVPLS-based multiservice metro Ethernet access platform, or the company's T5 Compact family of Ethernet aggregation switches.

Metrobility is a privately held company based in Merrimack, NH, with distribution in more than 40 countries. With more than 15 years of experience in Ethernet, Metrobility has more than 70 service providers (CLECs, MSOs, and PTTs) and thousands of large enterprises using its products worldwide.

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