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AcceLight Networks and AdventNet Partner to Deliver a Compelling Value Proposition, Including Point-and-Click Provisioning, for Service Providers

ATLANTA, June 4, 2001

AcceLight Networks, developer of the first Photonic Service Switch, and AdventNet Inc., provider of Web NMS, the market-leading Java-based management framework, announced a partnership designed to deliver innovative products to telecommunications service providers. AcceLight's customers will benefit from the Web NMS features, such as flexible deployment; quick ramp-up; point-and-click provisioning; simultaneous visibility across all network layers; and simple and easy software management. AdventNet's Web NMS features will be incorporated into the AcceLight PhotoniX(TM) Core Manager, the management platform that supports AcceLight's product family.

"AcceLight's Photonic Service Switch is indeed breakthrough technology that consolidates multiple network layers to one intelligent optical switching platform. It helps carriers mitigate the risks of managing multiple networks and systems. It also substantially reduces the associated costs. At the same time, it ensures that service providers can offer their customers unprecedented speed, reliability and innovative services. We strongly believe in these values and are happy to be a partner in delivering them," said Dr. Sridhar Vembu, CEO of AdventNet.

"The AdventNet Web NMS platform enables AcceLight to deliver a compelling management value proposition to its customers, is developer-friendly and has excellent deployment flexibility," said Hyong Kim, AcceLight's CEO and founder. "We needed a carrier-class management platform that, consistent with the PhotoniX family's open architecture, supports the major management protocols, operates in diverse operational environments and has the ability to integrate with other applications. The AdventNet Web NMS meets our stringent requirements."

"We are particularly proud to be partnering with AcceLight, an innovator just like us. We are impressed with AcceLight's vision of giving their customers tomorrow's competitive momentum today," said Kumar Padmini, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales for AdventNet.

AdventNet, Inc. (SUPERCOMM Booth Number: 1001)

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company(TM), is the worldwide leader in providing out-of-the-box Web and Java-based network management software for OEMs, service providers,integrators and ISVs. Ease of use, scalability, reliability and extensive customizability are the hallmarks of AdventNet products. AdventNet products are powering solutions in many market segments, including e-business application management, optical networking, cable modem, DSL, storage management, Web hosting and management service providers (MSPs). AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of communications and software technologies. AdventNet is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. For more information call 925-924-9500 or visit www.zohocorp.com.

Note to Editors: AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company and AdventNet Web NMS are the trademarks of AdventNet, Inc. Java is the trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About AcceLight Networks (SUPERCOMM Booth Number:266D)

Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., AcceLight Networks is a privately held new generation optical solutions provider that was founded in 1999 with funding from Menlo Ventures and Venrock Associates. AcceLight Networks' solution forms the cornerstone of the new optical frontier and leads the Photonic Switching Revolution. The company designs Photonic Service Switching solutions to enable the evolution to end-to-end photonic internetworking. AcceLight Networks has assembled a world-class management and engineering team, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., with R&D facilities in Ottawa,Canada.

For additional information, please contact AcceLight Networks at 613-596-4804 or visit www.accelight.com.

CONTACT:
Stacey Diffin-Lafleur
AcceLight Networks
613.596-4804 ext. 4355
Mobile: 613-290-9562
S.diffinlafleur@accelight.com

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