Northwest Open Access Network of Oregon deploys the Lucent Metropolis WSM to upgrade statewide optical network

July 12, 2004

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) said today that Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) of Oregon, a company that provides telecommunications services over its fiber-optic network, will be the first North American service provider to use the Metropolis(r) Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) from Lucent. Following the successful completion of testing later this summer, NoaNet Oregon plans to deploy the Metropolis(r) WSM in its network to bring bandwidth intensive services such as Gigabit Ethernet and broadband Internet access to its customers across the state of Oregon. LightRiver Technologies, an Accredited Lucent Business Partner, will work with NoaNet Oregon to coordinate the trial and manage the installation, deployment and ongoing support of the 1,600 kilometer DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) optical network.

"Our member companies expect NoaNet Oregon to have the most advanced and reliable technology as the foundation for our network, " said, Ben Doty, president and CEO of NoaNet Oregon. "The Metropolis(r) WSM fits the bill, as it will provide a cost-effective way to offer the kinds of services all of our members -- metropolitan and rural -- demand." The Metropolis(r) Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) is a new metro dense wavelength division (DWDM) product from Lucent that will help service providers deliver cost-effective optical bandwidth directly to their customers' premises, meeting their wavelength needs in the metro access, interoffice and regional application spaces.

"TheMetropolis(r) WSM extends Lucent's optical portfolio to the network edge and it will help service providers of all sizes bring advanced optical services to their enterprise customers," said Mark Wilson, vice president, Americas, for Lucent's Business Partner organization. "We're looking forward to working with NoaNet Oregon and LightRiver to help them take full advantage of an advanced optical network and new metro optical services." Lucent Technologies Inc.

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