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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John C. Tran
ANDA Networks, Inc.
ANDA Networks and Nortel Sign Agreement to Provide Bundled End-to-End
Carrier Solution for the Mid-Band Ethernet Market
Nortel to Provide ANDA MEF Certified EtherTone® Platforms with Nortel’s OME 6500 for
Carriers to Address the Multibillion-dollar Mid-Band Ethernet Opportunity
NXTcomm - Chicago, IL – June 19, 2007 – ANDA Networks, the leader in carrier-class fiber and
copper-based access network platforms, announced today that Nortel has signed an agreement to
bundle and resell ANDA’s EtherReach 2000 units with Nortel’s flagship Optical Multiservice Edge
(OME) 6500. The solution combines Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Forum MEF-certified OME 6500
platform and their newly announced PDH Gateway interface with ANDA’s MEF certified EtherReach
2000 series of units to offer a complete end-to-end carrier grade solution for the large and growing
mid-band Ethernet market.
The solution will include Nortel’s new PDH gateway interface which will allow the OME 6500 to
terminate hundreds of ANDA EtherReach 2000 series NTE’s to the OME 6500, offering a highly
scalable and cost-effective solution for carriers to deliver metro Ethernet services to customers who
need 1-100MB bandwidth to fill the gap between the T1/E1 and OC-3/STM-1 ranges. The bundled
solution will allow ANDA and Nortel to address a market estimated by Vertical Systems Group at $2.4
billion for Mid-Band Ethernet equipment revenue and $8 billion in carrier service revenue over the
next five years in the U.S. alone.