Huawei Technologies licenses NextHop's GateD routing software for use in its products

January 5, 2004

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SHENZHEN, China -- NextHop Technologies Inc., the definitive source for network routing software solutions, today announced that Huawei Technologies has licensed NextHop's GateD routing software.

Huawei has licensed NextHop's entire suite of GateD multicast routing protocols for use in its products. This suite includes IGMP (v1, v2 and v3), PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, and DVMRP. This license also extends to products developed by Huawei for the 3ComR/Huawei joint venture announced earlier this year. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Huawei will initially deploy these multicast routing protocols on their Quidway Net Engine (NE) router platforms, and then on other product families as the market requirement for multicast routing capabilities develops.

GateD routing software has been deployed on the Internet for more than 15 years. It has a proven track record and long list of licensees, now including Huawei. GateD is well known in the industry for its reliability, scalability, performance, inter-operability, and standards compliance. GateD offered the first licensable suite of multicast routing protocols, and the current suite is broader and more complete than any competitive offering.

"NextHop is extremely pleased to be able to announce this important relationship with Huawei," said Ed Cluss, CEO of NextHop. "We have been focused on the Asia-Pacific markets in general, and China in particular for some time and Huawei is the clear leader in this market. We plan to build on this relationship with many more important partners in the near future."

"Huawei is delighted to have access to the industry-leading GateD suite of routing software," said Mr. Shu Jun, Vice President of R&D, Director of Beijing Research Institute. "GateD Multicast routing software will be used in Huawei's new Routing Software Platform, and this partnership with NextHop will allow Huawei to provide more features to customers and compete effectively around the world."

NextHop Technologies Inc.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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