KPN Belgium Uses Redback

Redback’s Subscriber Management Platform brings scalability, flexibility & performance to new DSL network

April 22, 2002

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ROTTERDAM -- Redback Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: RBAK), a leading provider of next-generation metro broadband and optical networking equipment, today announced that Belgium’s largest independent service provider, KPN Belgium, is using the Redback® SMS™ platform of subscriber management system platforms in its new DSL network As the largest operator in the Benelux, with approximately eight million wire line connections, KPN’s DSL launch in Belgium enables the delivery of retail broadband services to business subscribers, and wholesale broadband services to other service providers targeting the residential market. The company will use "Bitstream Access" virtual paths to reach those rural areas where it is not economical to build DSL infrastructure from scratch and aims to gain fifteen per cent market share in the short to medium term once Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) is complete. KPN will use the SMS platform to aggregate and groom both DSL and dial-up subscriber upstream traffic in Megabit magnitudes and down stream traffic in Gigabits. The flexibility and increased reach afforded by Redback’s SMS solution was very attractive to KPN, as the company’s Manager of New Technology, Walter Cuypers, explains: "Redback’s SMS technology can detect and aggregate all traffic types regardless of technology – this approach enables us to streamline all subscriber traffic into a unified platform and process it very easily and the scalability of the SMS eliminated the need for gateway routers, greatly reducing operating costs"Redback Networks Inc.KPN Telecom

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