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Tellabs and NEC Networks & System Integration Sign Agreement for the Resale of Tellabs® 7100 Packet Optical Transport System in Japanese Market

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Tellabs, Inc.
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Naperville, IL, 60563

Press release date: April 24, 2012

TOKYO - Tellabs, a leading vendor of optical networking solutions, and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NEC Networks & SI), a leading Japanese network systems integrator, have signed an agreement for the resale of Tellabs® 7100 Packet Optical Transport System into the Japanese marketplace.

Under the agreement, NEC Networks & SI will be the appointed channel partner for the Tellabs 7100 next-generation packet optical transport system, and will provide sales, system integration, and maintenance support throughout Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Tellabs-trained NEC Networks & SI engineers will install the Tellabs 7100 system. The Tellabs 7100 system is currently undergoing trials in the network of a key Japanese data center operator, and NEC Networks & SI has also performed its own evaluation tests.

The Tellabs 7100 P-OTS (Packet Optical Transport System), by combining ROADM-based DWDM, SDH, OTN and Ethernet switching functionality on a single platform, optimizes packet transport by reducing the number of nodes per layer, lowers bit cost, and simplifies operational monitoring, with low latency and high reliability. Based on data from companies that are operating the Tellabs 7100 system, customers can expect to save as much as 50% in ongoing operational costs.

"The Japanese market is an important market for cloud services and other data center applications," said Tomohiro Furuya, managing director of Tellabs Japan. "For companies and operators providing these applications, there are significant benefits to having technology support from a partner like NEC Networks & SI, who has many years of experience in the ICT field and has become a trusted leader. It is an honor that NEC Networks & SI has chosen the Tellabs 7100 system as part of its advanced technology portfolio."

Under the terms of the sales agreement, Tellabs and NEC Networks & SI will provide comprehensive support for the Tellabs 7100 system, the Tellabs® 8000 Intelligent Network Manager and Tellabs® 7300 Metro Ethernet Switching Series for the Japanese market for optimized mobile backhaul, cloud, and data center applications.

About NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NEC Networks & SI, Tokyo Stock Exchange: 1973) - NEC Networks & SI was established in 1953 and is, today, a leading Japanese network systems integrator. The Company provides integrated services from ICT consultation to design, systems integration, operation and maintenance. The organization has more than 50 sales locations and more than 300 service locations throughout Japan, providing 24-hour service 365 days a year.

About Tellabs - Tellabs innovations advance the smart mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the world's top communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, the S&P 500 and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes.

CONTACT: Media, Ron Huber, +813.5738.4177,, for Tellabs; or Investors, Tom Scottino of Tellabs, +1-630-798-3602,
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