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COLUBRIS/CONVERGIA TO DEPLOY WIRELESS LAN IN LATIN AMERICA.

Colubris Networks Inc., Quebec, a manufacturer of wireless LAN routers for small-to-medium sized businesses, and Convergia Inc, an international wholesale carrier and service provider, have entered into an agreement to accelerate the deployment of wireless LAN technology and solutions to Latin American Service Providers.

"We are seeing incredible interest in our products from international markets," said Tony Rossiter, executive vice president, sales and marketing of Colubris Networks Inc. "By partnering with Convergia, a global provider of Next-Generation IP networks, we strengthen our position in Latin America allowing us to focus on continued development of our leading edge secure wireless LAN solutions."

"Convergia will provide enhanced voice and data services to corporations in emerging markets by providing fully converged communications systems that uses the network's points of presence (POP) around the globe," said Frederick H Miller, CEO, Convergia Inc. "With Colubris Networks products we are able to enhance our network by providing leading-edge CPE-solutions, while insuring a fully-managed service to our customers."

Convergia Inc.

Convergia is an international wholesale carrier and service provider. The company is an affiliate of Future Electronics (a Montreal-based global leader and innovator in the electronic components distribution industry). Future Electronics has annual revenues of over $3.5 Billion USD. Convergia is building an Internet Protocol (IP) network and positioning itself as a next-generation international voice and data wholesale/retail carrier. Their goal is to provide communication services to our customers, regardless of geographic boundaries.

Convergia will deploy a standard infrastructure throughout the world, enabling its joint ventures to introduce innovative and enhanced services in a standardized and seamless manner to all its customers. This will position Convergia as a leader in the new telecommunications market. The company is developing a comprehensive global network that will transport multi-media traffic, including voice, video, fax, and data. Convergia is targeting market opportunities in Latin America, and in thirty-five countries where Future Electronics has a local presence, as well as in other emerging markets.

About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks designs and manufactures high-speed, standards-based wireless LAN router solutions targeting the Enterprise, Small-to-Medium Business and Public area markets. Our Wi-Fi(TM) certified router products provide wireless LANs (WLAN) with connectivity to high-speed broadband networks such as the Internet using Cable, xDSL and broadband wireless modems. The products are designed upon open industry standards, incorporating IEEE 802.11b wireless networking technology operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency band. Each product integrates Virtual Private Networking, Enhanced Security and Firewall technologies. The company is a member of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and a sponsor member of the Wireless LAN Association (WLANA). Colubris Networks markets its products worldwide through Telco's, Cable Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added Resellers (VARS) and OEM partners.

Colubris Networks is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.colubris.com or call 450-680-5074.
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Date:Jun 1, 2001
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