France Telecom Router deal is Avici's first commercial contract in Europe; appoints EMEA manager

December 6, 2000

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PARIS -- Avici Systems (Nasdaq:AVCI -news), a leading provider of scalable core routingsolutions for intelligent IP-over-optical networks, has established itspresence in Europe by winning its first commercial contract.France Telecom R&D has selected Avici's scalable router for inclusion inthe VTHD (Vraiment Tres Haut Debit or very high bandwidth) experimentalnetwork, amulti-vendor platform created to support next-generation Internettechnology researched and co-founded by France Telecom and the Frenchgovernment (RNRTprogram).The TSR® will enable the evaluation of a high throughput router combinedwith advanced traffic engineering solutions, technologies that willprovide the essentialfoundation for future deployment of high value-added IP services.

"The VTHD network represents a major step towards the implementation ofthe second-generation Internet," said Dominique Delisle, IP programdirector at FranceTelecom R&D. "We are looking for solutions that fit the increasing needfor high throughput and advanced traffic engineering solutions, and theTSR is a seriouscandidate for that."

LONDON -- Avici Systems (Nasdaq:AVCI -news), a leading provider of scalable core routingsolutions for intelligent IP-over-optical networks, has entered theEuropean, Middle East and African networking markets (EMEA).Rob Pronk, Avici's newly appointed EMEA general manager, is charged withensuring rapid deployment of the Avici Terabit Switch Router (TSR®),which has sparkedexponential growth with its widespread adoption by major carriersworldwide.

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