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ADC announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Overture to supply the new LoopStar 700 next-gen Ethernet access and transport system

January 11, 2006

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MINNEAPOLIS -- ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT; www.adc.com), a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Overture Networks Inc., a leading developer of converged packet access platforms, to supply the new LoopStar® 700 next-generation Ethernet access and transport system. The LoopStar 700 Ethernet product family allows carriers and service providers to cost-effectively aggregate, deploy and manage Ethernet and TDM services for a host of customer applications.

The LoopStar 700 product family provides a complete portfolio of Ethernet multi-service access solutions optimized for whatever type of network facility is available or as the most cost-effective solution for a particular customer application. LoopStar 700 available network interfaces include NxT1/E1, DS3, NxDS3, OC3c/STM1, OC12c/STM4, 100FX, and GigE, as well as drop side (tributary) interfaces of DS1, 10/100 BT, 100FX and GigE. The LoopStar 700 family also provides an industry-leading solution for Pseudo Wire (PWE3) T1/E1/J1 circuit emulation transport, making it economical for business applications or cell site backhaul which require both Ethernet and TDM over a single network service or private network facility.

"As carriers look for ways to offer new revenue-generating services and migrate to IP networks, Ethernet access and transport offers key advantages such as easier scalability and greater bandwidth efficiency for packet-based services," said Mike Pratt, president of the Active Infrastructure Business Unit for ADC. "Our strategic partnership with Overture Networks has resulted in the LoopStar 700 best-of-breed solution for carriers requiring a highly flexible system that can be used in a broad range of applications."

Several of these applications include Ethernet and TDM business access, cell site backhaul and Mobile Switching Centers (MSC) aggregation, and enterprise private networks.

"Overture Networks is committed to partnering with industry-leading companies like ADC in order to meet critical business demands of service providers worldwide by delivering intelligent, reliable, and cost-effective solutions," said Jeff Reedy, president and chief executive officer for Overture Networks. "Ethernet services represent a significant revenue opportunity for carriers, and with ADC as a strategic partner, we can help them reduce capital and operating costs, while providing a quick return on investment."

ADC (Nasdaq: ADCT)

Overture Networks Inc.

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