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MetroNet Picks Orckit

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TEL AVIV -- Orckit Communications Ltd.(NASDAQ: ORCT), the leading Carrier Ethernet + Transport (CE+T) networking vendor, today announced that MetroNet, the first Mexican metro network operator, has successfully deployed the first-ever 10GEMPLS metro ring in Mexico using Orckit-Corrigent’s CE+T solution. Deployed in 2010, MetroNet has leveraged Orckit-Corrigent’s innovative CE+T solution to bring 10G Ethernet to its “Carrier of Carriers" network, which provides high-end connectivity solutions to the majority of telecommunications operators in Mexico. This deployment is a significant milestone for Mexican telecommunications market, which has until been traditionally limited to lower Ethernet service rates. The deployment introduced a carrier-grade solution with high availability and reliability, multilayer OAM and protection mechanisms.

“MetroNet has a long-standing reputation as the leading provider of high- capacity telecommunication services in Mexico, and this deployment serves as another proof point that we are constantly embedding advanced technologies,” said Mr. Miguel Angel Fernandez, Chief Technology Officer at MetroNet. “We have used MPLS for many years and realize that Carrier Ethernet is indeed a significant growth engine for our networking infrastructure and business model. By using Orckit-Corrigent’s CM-4000 to enhance our network, we have taken our services to the next level and are now able to better serve our customers.”

With a global customer base featuring Tier-one carriers, established telecommunications service providers worldwide, such as MetroNet, are leveraging Orckit-Corrigent’s CE+T solutions to enhance their existing MPLS networks and provide reliable packet and TDM services to their customers – at an affordable price. MetroNet is using Orckit-Corrigent’s standard and interoperable Layer 2 MPLS to deliver scalable and affordable Carrier’s Carrier infrastructure, increasing their number of subscribers, services, and Gigabit Ethernet links.

“MetroNet’s deployment of the first 10GEMPLS metro ring is a great success for the entire Mexican telecommunications community, and we are thrilled to have provided the technology to make this achievement possible,” said Mr. Oren Tepper, Vice President corporate sales at Orckit-Corrigent. “In addition to demonstrating our commitment to MetroNet and the Central American/Latin American market, this accomplishment serves as another example of how Orckit-Corrigent’s technology enables service providers to improve their business case and profitability by increasing their network capacity, offering multi-service solutions and reducing their total cost of ownership.”

Orckit Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: ORCT)

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