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Luminous Expands China Presence

Following positive reception for its packet-based metro platform, Luminous Networks plans to rapidly expand its presence in China

January 13, 2003

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Luminous Networks continues to rapidly build its market presence in the growing Chinese telecommunications market. Luminous, which has been shipping its metro optical access systems to major Chinese carriers for more than two years, plans to double its staff in China over the next 90 days. In addition, Luminous plans to expand its presence in China beyond its current Shanghai facility by opening an office in Beijing in the first quarter of 2003.Luminous’ current China headquarters in Shanghai includes staff for sales and customer support, as well as a customer demonstration lab. Over the next three months, Luminous plans ambitious growth of its team in China, with the addition of staff for customer service, sales support, marketing, channel management, and general management. Luminous has already signed agreements with seven reseller and system integration partners to represent the company with the key Chinese service providers. The company continues to expand its market footprint in China, with major deployments of Luminous’ PacketWave metro optical access systems in 13 cities across 7 provinces.“Luminous had the vision to recognize the opportunity in China early on and has capitalized on the market growth of the telecommunications infrastructure build-out in China,” stated Brian Noel, vice president of marketing and business development for Luminous. “The company has signed multiple resellers and has developed an in-depth understanding of the needs of the Chinese market. We are excited about the opportunity for continued growth in the region.”Yin Jian Feng, vice general manager for Luminous’ Chinese partner, Shenzhen Keybridge Communications, stated, “Luminous has distinguished itself by shipping a highly efficient and reliable metro access system, which is successfully delivering packet-based voice and data services to leading service providers in China. We are enthusiastic about representing Luminous—a company that is delivering on its promise today, and one that we expect continue to have a strong impact across China.”Luminous Networks Inc.

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