Broadband Loop Carriers Business Editors/High-Tech Writers SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003-- Extensive Avaya Cabinet Product Line and BLC System Combine to Provide Multiple Outside Plant Options for Carriers Occam Networks Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), a supplier of innovative Ethernet and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced an agreement with Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), to provide integrated cabinet solutions for its Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) systems. Through the agreement, Avaya will provide custom cabinet solutions including new cabinet design and testing for Occam customers. Occam's flexible BLC platform and Avaya's extensive cabinet product line and ability to quickly design custom cabinets dramatically expand the equipment options available to IOCs engaged in quickly delivering voice, video and data services to subscribers. "Avaya is an industry leader with a long history of successful cabinet development and integration, and they have been more than willing to deliver solutions based on our customers' unique needs," said Bob Howard-Anderson, president and CEO of Occam Networks. "We've been very impressed with Avaya's emphasis on quality and responsiveness, and the people we have worked with understand our desire to provide the best possible solution to our customers, especially as we begin to roll out our new BLC 6000 Systems." The Integrated Cabinet Solutions group in Avaya Connectivity Solutions delivers cabinets that are custom designed to meet the unique needs of individual carrier customers. The group fabricates all of its cabinets, integrates and assembles a variety of sophisticated electronics from many vendors and completely tests cabinet solutions for customers. Because of the nature of their contents, each cabinet is tested for durability and security while also being accessible for maintenance and able to expand with growth. "We always benefit from working with innovative companies, and Occam is certainly an innovator in the loop carrier market," said Julie Nielson, Avaya general manager, Integrated Cabinet Solutions. "Occam's compact and inventive design provides customers with maximum flexibility in their cabinet solutions. We've worked with Occam to develop cabinet solutions that customers can deploy immediately and grow into as demand increases for voice, data and video." About Avaya Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500(R). Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services. Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications -- and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services -- Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. About Occam Networks Inc. Occam Networks Inc. develops and markets a suite of Broadband Loop Carriers, innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier platforms that enable telecommunications service providers to profitably deliver a variety of traditional as well as packetized voice, broadband and Internet Protocol (IP) services from a single, converged, all-packet access network. Occam is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif. Additional information can be found at www.occamnetworks.com. Portions of this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Occam Networks. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance suggested in such statements. Rapidly changing technologies and market conditions may require changes to Occam's products. Occam does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please also refer to the company's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. These filings contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.
Avaya and Occam Networks Provide Cabinet Integration for Occam