Ethernet Platform enables converged transport networks.

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Tellabs® 7100 optical transport system (OTS) combines unified SONET/SDH and native Ethernet switching fabric, along with Ethernet aggregation capabilities, to enable service providers to deliver optimized packet-based Ethernet services. Carrier Ethernet platform can deliver all types of transport services - ROADM, Carrier Ethernet, SAN, video, and SONET/SDH - and minimizes service provider procurement requirements for stand-alone Ethernet switches and MSPPs.

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Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System: Lighting the Way to Converged Networks

New advanced Ethernet and packet capabilities enable services at the speed of light

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 21 -- Video on demand. Mobile gaming. Online banking. Service providers are migrating to Ethernet to handle these packet-based services. The addition of Ethernet switching and aggregation to the Tellabs(R) 7100 optical transport system (OTS) provides a Carrier Ethernet platform that economically lights the way to new converged transport networks.

"Growing user demand for new services challenges our customers' networks," said Dan Kelly, executive vice president of transport products for Tellabs. "The enhanced capabilities of the Tellabs 7100 OTS assure availability of Ethernet services, so users get reliable video and data at the speed of light."

Lighter and Lighter Networks

To compete successfully, service providers must upgrade existing transport networks to provide Carrier Ethernet services while maintaining reliability and profits. Now, with the new unified SONET/SDH and native Ethernet switching fabric and enhanced Ethernet aggregation capabilities, service providers can deliver these services even more cost-effectively.

The Tellabs 7100 OTS integrates the latest in optical technology to deliver all types of transport services -- ROADM, Carrier Ethernet, SAN, video, and SONET/SDH -- a benefit unique in the industry. Service providers can now buy fewer stand-alone Ethernet switches and MSPPs, lowering their capital and maintenance expenses to lighten their load while delivering more Ethernet, SONET/SDH and traffic via light waves.

"The Tellabs 7100 OTS with ROADM gained a valuable measure of credibility via its inclusion in Verizon's FiOS build out," said Jason Marcheck, principal analyst - optical infrastructure, Current Analysis. "The addition of Ethernet switching and aggregation ensures that Tellabs has the products to meet the full range of operator requirements."

A Totally Illuminating Solution

The Tellabs 7100 OTS is an integral part of the Tellabs(R) AssuredEthernetSM solution. For more about how the Tellabs 7100 OTS powers the most advanced and reliable networks visit: Availability of the enhanced Tellabs 7100 OTS is planned for the fourth quarter of 2007.

About Tellabs

Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300(TM) Patent Index and the S&P 500.

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