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Wave7 Wins Paris Deal

ATLANTA and PARIS -- Wave7 Optics, a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) equipment for residential and business services, and SPIE Communications, a leading company delivering telecom and IT solutions and services, today announced that the Trident7(TM) Optical Access Platform has been selected for a new municipal network called SEQUANTIC, which is slated to begin service in October 2007.

This new point-to-multipoint network is a project initiated by the SIPPEREC public consortium, which represents the electricity and telecommunications interests of approximately 1.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 86 municipalities around Paris (see map).

Reaching at least one business area in each municipality within the SIPPEREC members' territory, SEQUANTIC will provide very high speed external and internal connectivity to all buildings in more than 147 business areas, which together comprise more than 6500 enterprises. It will be the first public based Fiber-to-the-User (FTTU) open-access network dedicated to business areas in the Paris region.

ID-RESO, the company created to manage the SEQUANTIC network, will deploy a Trident7 OLT solution configured for the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EPON standard. Trident7 is the industry's only FTTP platform capable of delivering standards-based EPON and GPON technologies simultaneously from one chassis, thereby allowing service providers to cost-effectively deliver a much broader array of services than competing platforms. A typical SEQUANTIC business service package will provide symmetric and guaranteed data services of up to 1 Gbps via the Trident7 platform.

SPIE Communications will provide delivery, implementation, support and maintenance services for the Trident7 solution.

"This project is very complementary to all the other networks that SIPPEREC has developed over the past six years," said Jacques Poulet, President of SIPPEREC and Mayor of Villetaneuse. "It will complement the very high speed connectivity available in SIPPEREC's territory by enabling symmetrical bandwidth of 1 Gbps at competitive pricing."

Wave7 Optics Inc.

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