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Optical/IP

Cogent to Deploy Aura System

NASHUA, N.H. -- Aura Networks, Inc. announced today that Cogent Communications, a next-generation optical Internet service provider, will use Aura Networks' Radiance' Optical Ethernet System for fiber optic provisioning to Cogent's nationwide, end-to-end all optical network. Cogent has ordered approximately $1 million of Radiance metro-access equipment to be delivered over the next 18 months.

"After reviewing our options, we found Aura Networks' solutions the most cost-effective way to deploy optical Ethernet throughout our facilities-based networks," said Dave Schaeffer, president of Cogent Communications. "Aura Networks' equipment is the perfect complement to our Cisco network and will help Cogent to maintain our competitive position in this marketplace. Radiance offers us the ability to migrate towards a fully managed solution and provides flexibility in fiber options."

Aura Networks Inc.
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