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Broadstripe Integrates Aurora Networks’ GEPON Solution to Deliver Scalable Commercial Services Network

Flexible, cost-effective GEPON solution powers business park for revenue-generating opportunities


Santa Clara, Calif. – June 15, 2009 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the only optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, today announced that Broadstripe, LLC, a leading provider of integrated video, broadband and home phone services, deployed Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution for its commercial services offering. The flexibility of Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution, including its Node PON™, VHub™ and SMART Media Converter™ products, enable Broadstripe to offer faster services at lower prices to fit the unique and individual needs of its business customers.


Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution provides Broadstripe with a manageable and scalable system that allows the company to serve business customers without the need for an active OTN location. By reducing the overall cost, but still supplying fiber to the premises to meet bandwidth needs, Aurora Networks enables Broadstripe to service businesses within their footprint – an important sector for company growth.


“For Broadstripe’s commercial services offering, we set out to serve a combination of T1, high-speed and dial-up customers, including Brooks Industrial Park in Marshall, Michigan, an established business park that was previously receiving its business service from a competing provider. With Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution, we are the only provider able to offer 10-100 Mbps of dedicated fiber services to each of Brooks Industrial Park’s current customers,” said Dave Harwood, regional vice president and general manager of Broadstripe. “With Aurora Networks, we can now take advantage of the huge growth opportunities available in business services by competitively delivering what customers are demanding.”


The Aurora Networks’ GEPON implementation includes the installation of a Virtual Hub (VHub) equipped with Node PON technology on Broadstripe’s existing fiber infrastructure from its main headend to Brooks Industrial Park, approximately 40 miles. New fiber was laid to the streetside curb of each business with a SMART Media Converter installed directly in the premises to connect business subscribers to Broadstripe’s core network.


“Broadstripe’s implementation of Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution demonstrates the reach, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of our product offerings, which enable cable operators to easily migrate their existing infrastructure to accommodate business services,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “With a sole focus on the cable industry, Aurora Networks devotes 100 percent of its resources to making better quality transport solutions for its customers. We value the services that Broadstripe delivers and are proud to be a part of this successful business services implementation.”


As an innovator in the cable marketplace, Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution is designed to optimize revenue-generating services in both residential and commercial services settings. The company’s award-winning Node PON solution, combined with its unique VHub bring the highest level of flexibility and utilization that can be found in a PON architecture today. The SMART Media Converter was specifically designed to increase bandwidth capacity and Ethernet specifically for high-speed data services, allowing Broadstripe, and other cable operators, to capitalize on business opportunities.


About Broadstripe, LLC

Broadstripe LLC was created in 2007 by a group of cable and telecommunications veterans. As a leading provider of integrated video, broadband and home phone services, Broadstripe is dedicated to providing residential and business customers superior entertainment, communication products and outstanding customer service. The company is among the 25 largest cable operators in the United States. For additional information visit www.broadstripe.com.


About Aurora Networks

Aurora Networks is evolving cable by focusing on innovative solutions that build future-proof networks to accommodate the cable subscriber services of today and tomorrow. Aurora Networks is the only pure-play optical transport solution provider that is focused solely on cable MSOs. Using its proven understanding of cable networks, Aurora Networks delivers unique solutions - such as its Fiber Deep architecture and digital return technology - to address specific issues of the cable industry. A technology leader driven by innovation and industry-firsts, Aurora Networks enables leading MSOs across the globe to compete with a cost-effective, optimized launch pad for next-generation cable services. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core cable solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.


Aurora, Aurora Networks, the Aurora logo, VHub, SMART Media Converter and Node PON are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

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ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS SUPERVISORY BOARD

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS SUPERVISORY BOARD


New members, changing positions bring increased focus for

challenging economic environment


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. June 15, 2009. ADVA Optical Networking today announced a new member of its Supervisory Board, and reconfirmed changes in position by other members, including:


• Anthony Maher has been appointed Chairman; Albert Rädler, former Chairman, will continue to serve as a member of the Supervisory Board;


• Krish Prabhu joins Thomas Smach as a Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board;


• Bernd Jäger retired from the Supervisory Board; his position has been filled by Bernard Bourigeaud, who was elected by the Company’s annual general meeting in Meiningen, Germany, on June 10.


Anthony Maher worked many years at Siemens between 1978 and 1997 in Germany and the U.S. His focus spanned software development and integration, system engineering, architecture and processor design. Until early 2002, Maher served as a member of the Managing Board for Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN) Group, where he presided over several ICN business units, its European regional business as well as the U.S. operations. He was also a founding chairman of Mustang Ventures, a venture capital unit at Siemens for wireless and wireline businesses. He also served as Chairman of the board of Unisphere Networks, Inc. (a Siemens-owned company), which was later acquired by Juniper Networks. Maher currently serves on the boards of numerous public and privately held companies.


“Participating as a member of ADVA Optical Networking’s Supervisory Board for seven years, and now as its Chairman, I am always impressed by the tenacity of the company, its leadership and its staff,” stated Maher. “During the coming years, I look forward to further building strength in the corporate governance procedures and to delivering the highest value to ADVA Optical Networking’s stakeholders.”


Bernard Bourigeaud brings to the ADVA Optical Networking Supervisory Board extensive financial and operational experience. He was the founder of Atos Origin, a global IT services company, presiding over the growth of the initial organization through a number of subsequent mergers and acquisitions that led the company to its current status as a EUR 5 billion enterprise. He also created Atos Consulting after the acquisition of KPMG Consulting’s U.K. and Dutch operations. Before Atos Origin and its predecessors, Bourigeaud spent 11 years at Deloitte Haskins and Sells, where he led the management consulting group. Prior to that, he held several management positions in Europe for Continental Grain. He began his career with the French Bank, CIC, and Price Waterhouse.


In September 2008, Bourigeaud was appointed to the Board of Directors of CGI Group Inc., a leading provider of technology and business process services with headquarters in Montreal. He is Senior Advisor to Apax Partners in France. He also serves on the Board of CEPS (Centre d’Etude et Prospective Stratégique), an independent and multidisciplinary think tank based in France. In 2007 Bourigeaud was appointed Affiliate Professor at HEC School of Management in Paris, and he is a member of HEC’s International Advisory Board. Bourigeaud currently serves as an advisor to the National Committee of French Foreign Trade (CNCCEF).


“I am impressed with ADVA Optical Networking’s success over the last nine months, particularly in this time of economic uncertainty. To me, these are signs of strength and a determination to outperform,” stated Bourigeaud. “I look forward to using my experience and connections to drive increased business for ADVA Optical Networking in Europe with both telecommunications operators and enterprises.”


“2009 has presented a challenging macroeconomic environment like none other we’ve seen. As we optimize our company for success in this environment, these changes to our Supervisory Board reflect our desire to build continued strength and vision for the future,” stated Brian Protiva, chief executive officer of ADVA Optical Networking. “New energy, new responsibilities and fresh perspectives will enable us to approach a challenging year with the best ideas and the soundest strategy possible. I look forward to working with all members of our Supervisory Board to lead us through the coming years.”


The full Supervisory Board of ADVA Optical Networking now consists of the following members: Anthony Maher - Chairman; Thomas Smach and Krish Prabhu - Vice Chairmen; Albert Rädler, Eric Protiva and Bernard Bourigeaud - Members.


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ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment. With innovative Optical+Ethernet transport solutions, we build the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. Our FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to our customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, we forge close partnerships with our customers to meet growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, we have become a trusted partner for more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.


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ADVA Optical Networking North America, Inc., Norcross, Georgia, USA

ADVA Optical Networking (Shenzhen) Ltd., Shenzhen, China

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Broadband-Connected Video Game Consoles to Remain the Preeminent Device for Web Video on the TV in the U.S.

Broadband-Connected Video Game Consoles to Remain the Preeminent Device for Web Video on the TV in the U.S.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 15, 2009 – The range of connected consumer electronics devices delivering web video into the living room is growing. Device types include digital media adapters (DMAs), pay TV set top boxes, Blu-ray player/recorders, HDTVs and media-center PCs. However, networked video game consoles are currently the most utilized devices for bringing web video to the TV and will remain so through 2013. By 2013, over 10.7 million consoles will be used as Web-to-TV mediation devices in the US, reports In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBRzF0JPFkY0K560DHgc0Et).

While still at the early adoption stages, the impact of bringing web video to the TV will bring both opportunity and threats to a range of companies in the electronics and TV markets. By 2013, the revenue from Web-to-TV streaming services will grow to $2.9 billion.

“Currently Web video is largely additive to traditional TV revenue streams,” says Keith Nissen, In-Stat analyst. “However, ultimately web video to the TV will force a complete restructuring of today’s video distribution ecosystem.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

• Two separate in-home content delivery networks (CDNs) are evolving in the digital home—one for broadcast media services (e.g., cable TV), the other for Internet-based broadband services.

• Within five years, the number of US broadband households viewing Web-to-TV content will grow to 24 million.

• Already, 29% of US 25 to 34 year olds with game consoles use the devices to watch streaming video off the Internet.

• Video content will be optimized for broadcast or Web-to-TV based on content type.

The research, “Web-to-TV Video Changes Everything” (#IN0904404CM), covers the US market for Web-to-TV video. It includes:

• Forecasts of devices used for video streaming, downloading and rental services.

• Forecasts of total households using Web-to-TV video and the resulting subscription revenue generated, through 2013.

• Analysis of the factors driving Web-to-TV video in the US.

• Extensive consumer survey research characterizing usage, intent, device ownership, and demographic analysis.

• Comparison of advertising effectiveness across multiple media, including TV, newspaper, online and mobile.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit:

http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBRzF0JPFkY0K560E2ji0Eh or contact a sales representative:

http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBRzF0JPFkY0K560EcTx0EP


The price is $2,995 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s Consumer Media & Content service. “Content is King,” but consumers clearly have preferences about the value of content and services, as well as what devices they use. Technology advances in digital rights management (DRM), internet TV, and cross media programming offer content producers’ new channels for distribution, but pose major disruptions to existing pay TV and mobile service provider business models. Consumer Media & Content (CMC) provides critical insights into how cutting edge technology, combined with new content delivery methods and consumer preferences, will influence the market for digital entertainment.

Related In-Stat research:

US TV Viewer’s Response to Economic Turmoil

Monetizing the Internet Using Web 2.0 Business Models

The US Market for Multi-Screen Services

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About In-Stat


In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets. In-Stat provides its research through reports, annual subscriptions, consulting and advisory services to inform critical decisions. Technology and semiconductor vendors, infrastructure and device manufacturers, service providers and media companies worldwide rely on partnerships with In-Stat’s tenured, experienced staff and on our in-depth market intelligence to support critical business, product and technology decisions.

In-Stat is a strategic segment of the $9 billion Reed Elsevier global information network, with access to an expansive worldwide electronic network, extensive technology databases and well-informed personnel. As a member of Reed Business Information, In-Stat is a division of the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S.

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