Corrigent Opens India Office

Corrigent appoints Suhas Patil to head its new office in Mumbai, India

January 4, 2006

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Corrigent Systems, a leading provider of Packet ADM (Add Drop Multiplexer) for next-generation transport networks today announced that it has opened an office in Mumbai, India to address the rapid telecommunications infrastructure developments that are underway in support of the country's economic expansion. Corrigent appointed Mr. Suhas Patil to head its office in India.

Mr. Patil has more than 25 years of experience in Sales and Marketing of Professional Electronic Equipments, and brings to Corrigent industry experience in the areas of access and metro networking. Prior to joining Corrigent he served as Managing Director of Ceragon Networks (India) Private Limited, and as Deputy General Manager, Telecom projects division of Larsen & Toubro Limited, where he was responsible for project business development for ECI Telecom in India.

The telecommunications market in India is experiencing unprecedented growth. India's Department of Telecommunications has set a target of doubling telephone penetration to 250 million lines by 2007, and analysts predict that spending on telecom equipment and services will grow at a CAGR of 23% from 2004 to 2009, to surpass $30B in 2009. In 2005 wireless subscribers in India of 70M surpassed wireline customers, and over 3.7M new subscribers are signing up every month.

Mixing wireless and fixed line transport services on one converged infrastructure is an important requirement for new telecom infrastructure in India. Broadband, internet access, business Ethernet, IPTV, VOIP and Cellular services are all critical components of service provider offerings in India. The CM-100 Packet ADM provides significant advantages when used in these multi-service environments, and allows a service provider to build a converged data-optimized transport infrastructure. After a period of working remotely and evaluating prospective opportunities, Corrigent has opened its first office in the subcontinent.

"Having local presence for sales, business development, service and support is important for our prospects and partners in India. We are confident that this office will prove its ability to support the buildout of state-of-the-art networks in India," said Akio Ogiso, VP of APAC for Corrigent Systems.

"I'm excited to be able to bring Corrigent's products to the Indian market. Corrigent's CM-100 Packet ADM matches well the urgent need of telecom infrastructure in India to cost-effectively deliver data services while supporting existing TDM services, and I'm looking forward to head this effort to build advanced transport networks for India service providers," said Suhas Patil, Corrigent's India Country Manager.

Corrigent Systems Inc.

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