Ignis Photonyx receiving support from European Union for WDM-PON technology

July 7, 2008

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OSLO, Norway -- Ignis Photonyx (www.Ignis.com) has been recognized by the European Commission, through the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Program, their next-generation WDM-PON technology. Together with other leading European telecom system providers such as Ericsson AB, Ignis Photonyx will lead a joint development effort for enabling more cost-effective broadband services.

The project is being funded by the European Commission for approximately $4.7 million (USD).

The project, called GigaWaM, was initiated by Ignis Photonyx and will be technically-lead from the Ignis PLC-fab in Birkeröd, Denmark. More than 160 European telecom projects applied for EU funding through participation in the ICT program, though only 27 projects were accepted and GigaWaM led by Ignis Photonyx received significant recognition.

Behind the EU ICT program is the entire European telecom industry with committee members from the leading and fastest growing telecom providers in Europe.

“This is a strong recognition of the unparalleled expertise and know-how in Ignis Photonyx, and our faith in WDM-PON”, said CEO Magnus Breidne. “The GigaWaM project is fully-aligned with the strategic roadmap for Ignis Photonyx. We are a leading supplier of WDM-PON components and we aim to further grow and strengthen this position.”

Ignis Photonyx AS

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