LightPointe Free-Space Optics gear selected by Red Spectrum for UK metropolitan carrier network

August 13, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- LightPointe, an innovator, designer and manufacturer of carrier-class optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optics (FSO) technology, today announced that its Flight™ FSO gear is being deployed by Red Spectrum for a high-speed network in London, U.K.Red Spectrum is building the optical network to provide Ethernet and Gigabit connectivity to London metropolitan businesses underserved by incumbent carriers. Red Spectrum has begun providing FSO services to an undisclosed number of customers and is growing its network where demand is greatest. An estimated 6 percent of buildings in Europe are connected to fiber-optic cable, leaving alternatives of copper-based facilities and radio frequency (RF), neither of which can deliver the price-per-bit performance of LightPointe FSO.“We are pleased to welcome Red Spectrum as a carrier customer,” said John Griffin, LightPointe President and Chief Executive Officer. “FSO is an excellent way to serve unmet customer needs, and Red Spectrum is doing just that.”LightPointe Communications Inc.

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