PacketLight opens office in Europe; appoints industry vet Marcel Dridje to head Paris-based sales operations

February 27, 2002

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SAN DIEGO, KFAR-SABA, Israel, and PARIS -- PacketLight Networks (, a leadingdeveloper of advanced optical service transport systems, announced today ithas opened a first European sales office in Paris to handle demand for thecompany's integrated optical transport system for the metro. HeadingPacketLight's European sales operations will be Marcel Dridje, a 20-yearveteran of European sales and marketing for U.S. Fortune 100 companies andhigh-tech startups; he joins the company as Vice President Sales Europe. The PacketLight system combines data, voice, storage and video connectionsto support a wide variety of services, including SDH and the emerging dataand storage area network services. Based on PacketLight's patent-pendingtechnology and architecture, the flexible new system includes the PL-16000platform with its service collection function, SiteLight; service sortingand aggregation, CentraLight; and the network management applications,BrowseLight and ControLight. "We've developed our system from day one to be suitable for the Europeanmarket. After getting an overwhelming reaction to our systems by multi UScarriers, we feel it is now the time for us to respond also to the demand wesee in Europe," said Meir Kollmann, PacketLight's CEO. "Europe is astrategic market for PacketLight, and Marcel Dridje's long experiencethere - especially in the communications industry - will be an extremelyvaluable asset."PacketLight Networks

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