FSM Telecom selects Occam for its major high-speed network upgrade

February 23, 2010

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Occam Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW - News), a leading broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies, announced today that the Federated States of Micronesia Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) has selected Occam’s solutions for its major high speed network upgrade enabling wireline broadband service to the main centers of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

“FSMTC conducted a comprehensive survey of the leading access equipment suppliers especially those with deployments within its island neighbor operators and requested a field trial evaluation with Occam Networks. We conducted a three month trial and were satisfied that Occam is best suited to meet our requirements based on product features, level of support and ease of deployment," said John Sohl, FSMTC’s Vice President and COO.

Prior to the deployment of Occam’s BLC 6000 MSAP solution, FSMTC offered Internet services through T1 access, dial-up and WiFi. “It did not make sense for us to deliver wireline broadband Internet such as DSL because our only connection to the Internet had been via satellite. Our total Internet bandwidth therefore had been constrained by extremely expensive satellite bandwidth and its inherent latency” said Fredy Perman, Manager Marketing and Customer Service. The timing of the partnership with Occam coincides with installation of a submarine fiber cable between Guam and Pohnpei. This presents opportunities for faster Internet speeds to be delivered.

Occam Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: OCNW)

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