Brazil's CTBC Telecom selects Lightscape Networks' XDM for DWDM network backbone

July 10, 2002--Lightscape Networks today announced that Companhia de Telecomunicacoes do Brasil Central (CTBC Telecom) has selected the Lightscape XDM converged optical networking platform for deployment in its DWDM network backbone.

July 10, 2002--Lightscape Networks, an ECI Telecom company, today announced that Companhia de Telecomunicacoes do Brasil Central (CTBC Telecom), a major Brazilian telecom carrier, has selected Lightscape Networks' XDM converged optical networking platform for deployment in its DWDM network backbone. The initial phase of the contract--expected to be implemented over the near term--is valued at $5 million, with potential for further network expansion in the near future.

Per the agreement, Lightscape Networks' XDM hybrid optical platform will be used to create a DWDM network that will span 6,500 km in the central-east region of Brazil, connecting the major cities of Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Uberlandia.

The deployment includes the XDM-4000, a core optical system for regional networks. In addition, Lightscape Networks' XDM-1000 and XDM-500 will be deployed in several metropolitan parts of the network, enabling future expansion to SDH/SONET in the same network.

"While CTBC already provides services for fixed lines and cellular markets, deploying the suite of XDM platforms will enable us to effectively compete in the long-distance arena," contends Weber Pimenta de Melo, managing superintendent of CTBC Telecom. "Lightscape Networks' flexible solutions allow us to broaden our reach throughout Brazil to offer our customers next-generation broadband services."

For more information about Lightscape Networks (Petah Tikva, Israel), visit the company's Web site at www.lightscapenetworks.com.

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