Manages NATO Bandwidth to supply the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with its Promina and Scream bandwidth management platforms

October 24, 2003

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FREMONT, Calif. -- (NYSE: NWK), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), today announced that NATO has awarded a contract to supply NATO with Bandwidth Management Equipment (BME) for the NATO communications network. Under the contract, will supply the NATO member states with the company's Promina and SCREAM platforms.

NATO will use the SCREAM broadband and Promina multiservice access platforms to provide ISDN voice, routing, and data transport capabilities over a variety of transport protocols including Frame Relay, ATM and IP. The BME nodes will come equipped with SCREAMlink modules, allowing NATO members to take advantage of the latest high-speed networking technologies by connecting the Promina and SCREAM elements.'s network management platform will provide unified network management capabilities.

"NATO is a long-standing customer, and I am very pleased to receive this important new order which demonstrates our capability to deliver secure, reliable communications networks," said John Winters, vice president of Federal sales at "Moreover, this new contract validates our vision of offering flexible networks that economically bridge narrowband and broadband through our SCREAM platform and SCREAMlink program. We look forward to working with NATO to implement this contract."

According to the project manager for the Bandwidth Management Equipment NATO C3 Agency, "NATO is in the process of expanding from its current 19 members to a total of 26. It is important to have a homogeneous core network in place that can adapt to meet service requirements from the users in accordance with operational priorities."

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