envia TEL selects Orckit-Corrigent for Carrier Ethernet, 3M Services for enterprise services

DECEMBER 6, 2010 -- Orckit Communications Ltd. (NasdaqGM: ORCT) says that envia TEL GmbH, a German telecommunications service provider and operator for business customers, has chosen Orckit-Corrigent’s Carrier Ethernet and transport equipment and 3M Services’ support services to enhance its transport and packet network suite.

DECEMBER 6, 2010 -- Orckit Communications Ltd. (NasdaqGM: ORCT) says that envia TEL GmbH, a German telecommunications service provider and operator for business customers, has chosen Orckit-Corrigent’s Carrier Ethernet and transport equipment and 3M Services’ support services to enhance its transport and packet network suite.

The deal is followed by strategic cooperation between Orckit-Corrigent and 3M Services for the distribution and first-line support for Orckit-Corrigent’s products in Germany.

“Following a comprehensive evaluation of the various solutions available, it was clear that Orckit-Corrigent’s Carrier Ethernet and Transport solution best addresses our business goals and needs,” said Jens Wengenmayr, chief technical officer of envia TEL. "Moreover, we have a strong history with 3M Services and we view the combination of 3M Services’ comprehensive support and Orckit’s technology as a winning formula for our company and our customers.”

Orckit-Corrigent’s CM-4000 portfolio is based on MPLS and MPLS-TP technologies, designed for the delivery of any Ethernet and TDM services over packet-based networks.

“We are pleased to embark on a new strategic partnership with Orckit-Corrigent and we believe that this partnership brings a unique value proposition to the market by offering state-of-the-art Carrier Ethernet solutions capable of delivering both Ethernet and packet transport services across data networks,” said Manfred Brandt, CEO of 3M Services. “We see strong demand for Orckit-Corrigent’s technologies in Germany, especially today, when the demands of operators to reduce capital and operating expenses are at a peak.”

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