Bezaq to Evolve With Redback

Leading Israeli ISP readies for advanced services and multicast video over broadband

August 23, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Redback Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: RBAK), a leading provider of next-generation broadband networking systems, today announced that Israel-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) Bezeq International Ltd. is evolving its consumer and business broadband network by augmenting existing Redback SMS™ systems with next-generation Redback SmartEdge® Service Gateway systems to offer advanced per-subscriber services and multicast video over broadband.

“Redback Networks has served an important role in growth and success of our broadband business,” said Ronnie Sadeh, vice president of technology, Bezeq International. “As we migrate to a next-generation broadband infrastructure, we can expand our growth while offering video and advanced IP services to businesses, such as MPLS VPNs.”

“We are pleased to help Bezeq International advance its broadband infrastructure with our SmartEdge Service Gateway platform,” said Magnus Almquist, vice president of sales and operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Redback Networks. “Bezeq International has effectively utilized our solutions for business and competitive advantage while continuing to demonstrate the vision, leadership and service that makes it a world-class ISP.”

The Redback SmartEdge Service Gateway platform delivers the strength of Redback's industry-leading SMS family of subscriber management systems with the SmartEdge platform's purpose-built hardware and software to provide subscriber management with dynamic policy enforcement, carrier-class IP routing, ATM mediation, MPLS VPNs, multicast and advanced video capabilities, including multicast, and high performance Quality of Service (QoS).

The SmartEdge family is designed to provide consistent operational and management control with the SMS family to ensure a seamless migration for customers.

Redback Networks Inc.

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