Redback Teams With NEC

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Redback Networks Inc. (Nasdaq:RBAK - news), the leading provider of advanced networking solutions, today announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with NEC Business Network Solutions, Inc. (NEC BNS), a national Multi Services systems integrator and NEC America's direct sales and service organization. Under the agreement, NEC BNS will offer the entire Redback product line, including the Redback® SmartEdge(TM) multi-service optical platform and the market-leading SMS(TM) subscriber management system to its customers.

"By entering into a reseller agreement with Redback, NEC BNS can rapidly penetrate the metropolitan optical space, and meet the optical access needs of our customers," said William Holman, senior vice president, sales for NEC BNS. "Redback's SmartEdge platform delivers a complete solution for optical networks in metropolitan areas with devices that span the needs of edge providers and larger carriers, while creating a migration path to revenue generating, packet-based services. The metro optical market represents a large opportunity for NEC BNS."

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