Huawei's next generation Sonet solution was selected by First Avenue Networks for its core network applications

April 25, 2006

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PLANO, Texas -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks for carriers around the world, announced today that its next generation SONET solution was selected by First Avenue Networks (NASDAQ:FRNS) for its core network applications.

First Avenue Networks provides U.S. carriers and service providers with wireless backhaul and access services. The company will initially utilize Huawei's OptiX Metro 800 system for wireless backhaul applications, providing wireless carriers with T1, T3, 10/100 Carrier Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet services to meet the current and evolving needs of broadband wireless networks. First Avenue will also use OptiX Metro 800 to deliver wireless access services to wholesale service providers focused on enterprise and government markets.

"As a nationwide provider of wireless transport services, we are focused on two rapidly growing markets -- wireless backhaul and wireless access," said Lou Olsen, senior vice president of engineering, First Avenue Networks. "These markets, driven by new wireless data applications and the 85 percent of enterprises not served by high capacity networks, offer tremendous opportunities for carriers. Our differential in these markets, in addition to our significant spectrum assets, is the ability to provide very high levels of service and seamless upgrade paths to our customers. Huawei's OptiX Metro SONET solution delivers on these technology and quality needs, and the organization has demonstrated a sincere commitment to our success through its exceptional support."

"First Avenue offers a compelling solution to wireless carriers looking to scale their networks to address growing backhaul requirements," said Wilf Norrlinger, vice president of sales, Huawei. "We are excited to have this opportunity to be a part of their success in the U.S., and look forward to serving their additional requirements for Carrier Ethernet applications."

H3C Technologies Co. Ltd.

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