CenterPoint Raises FLAG

FLAG deploys Celerity(TM) CP 3200 (formerly the Zaffire Z3000) DWDM equipment

December 3, 2001

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Centerpoint Broadband Technologies, Inc., dedicated to delivering bandwidth efficient systems that maximize performance of optical transport networks, today announced that it has deployed and integrated its Celerity(TM) CP 3200 (formerly the Zaffire Z3000) dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment in several FLAG Telecom metropolitan area networks in North America and Europe. The Celerity CP 3200 provides a network backbone that carries high-speed data traffic between FLAG Telecom's New York, London and Paris points-of-presence (PoPs) as part of its city-to-city trans-oceanic network, FLAG Atlantic-1 (FA-1). The Celerity CP 3200 extends FLAG Telecom's 10 Gigabit-based DWDM networks and services to these metro areas, bringing IP wavelength and other services closer to end customers. "Centerpoint provided the right mix of flexible and functional technology, compelling economics and technical support, to enable us to reach full service in our trans-oceanic loop system," said Peter Boland, vice president of network engineering and planning for FLAG Telecom. Centerpoint worked closely with FLAG Telecom to deploy and integrate the Celerity CP 3200 in the three metropolitan areas, sequentially increasing the traffic until the network was operating at full service by late November. The contract was signed in April 2001. The deployment and integration was completed within three months. This is the first phase of a rollout of metropolitan networks that FLAG Telecom is planning around the globe. Centerpoint Broadband Technologies Inc.

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