Harmonic Touts Wireless

Harmonic introduced an FLXLink wireless backhaul solution that allows operators to transport digital voice, data and video content

June 20, 2006

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today introduced an ultra high capacity FLXLink™ wireless backhaul solution that allows operators to efficiently and securely transport digital voice, data and video content to/from the wireless edge. FLXLink addresses the need for increased wireless bandwidth as consumers around the world increasingly rely on mobile multimedia applications to support an always connected, on-the-go lifestyle. The new FLXLink solution provides up to 10 times the service carrying capacity of the FLXLink T1/E1 system, offering more choice and flexibility in backhauling GSM, GPRS, 3G, WiFi and other wireless services.

In addition to carrying today's wireless traffic, the ability to incrementally scale capacity in order to carry emerging high-speed interactive and video-based services is essential. Services are now being deployed that require more bandwidth, such as metropolitan WiFi networks providing wireless Internet access for an entire city. The new FLXLink with eight T1/E1 connections and a gigabit Ethernet port is an ideal solution to carry these advanced mobile applications. As with the other FLXLink CWDM-based products—a family which includes 100-Mbps and 1-Gbps systems as well as a version offering four T1/E1 connections and a Fast Ethernet (100-Mbps) port—the new FLXLink system is a flexible, modular and reliable solution. The FLXLink products are used to provide a variety of services including backhaul, VPN, high-speed Internet and PBX interconnect.

"Cable and telco network operators have a tremendous opportunity to support the explosion of mobile communications by transporting the expanding amount of digital content over the fiber network to and from the towers at the wireless edge," said Sunil Frida, Commercial Services Solution Manager for Harmonic Inc. "The scalable FLXLink solutions utilize the operator’s existing fiber-based infrastructure, which means that cellular backhaul and other commercial services can be easily added without the need for drastic changes or upgrades to the network. Simple and cost-effective to deploy and scale as more capacity is needed, the FLXLink wireless backhaul solution enables operators to increase revenue potential and grow their business."

Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT)

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