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Cable & Wireless Barbados Selects Paradyne to Build Out Next Generation Broadband Network.

LARGO, Fla. -- Paradyne Delivers ADSL2+ Broadband Access Equipment Plus Turnkey Professional Services for Rapid, Cost-effective Deployment

Paradyne (NASDAQ:PDYN), a leading provider of broadband voice, data and video network access solutions, today announced Cable & Wireless, incumbent PTT serving Barbados, has chosen Paradyne's broadband access system to upgrade its residential and business-class high-speed networking services. In addition, Cable & Wireless selected Paradyne to provide professional services to manage the installation of this broadband network overhaul.

Paradyne's professional services will provide on-site training for DSL and network management; equipment installation and cabling; DSL provisioning; testing and integration; element management system (EMS) installation and configuration. The next-generation Cable & Wireless network utilizes Paradyne's Broadband Access Concentrators (BAC) within its central offices and remote terminals throughout Barbados.

"Paradyne's solution allows us to extend ADSL2+ delivery throughout our customer base," said Edwin Layne, Vice President, Network Services, Cable & Wireless Barbados. "Paradyne has delivered the right product and professional services to ensure rapid build-out of a cost effective, next-generation broadband network."

Paradyne's professional services were designed to support the needs of its customers. Providing a single point of contact for a network expansion improves communications, provides greater efficiencies, reduces installation times and costs, and gives the customer more freedom to focus resources on its core business.

"Cable & Wireless has a long history of providing first-class telecommunications services to Barbados," said Keith Nauman, vice president of services and support at Paradyne. "Our local language support engineers bring extensive experience to this project, as well as a solid understanding of the customer's infrastructure, the Caribbean climate, and our product's exceptional ability to overcome conditions that otherwise limit broadband deployments over wireline networks."

About Paradyne

Paradyne's broadband access equipment enables service providers to profitably deliver voice, data and video services and smoothly migrate to packet-based networks. These solutions include an extensive portfolio of broadband access concentrators, media gateways, and customer premises equipment. Services offered to business and residential customers worldwide using Paradyne's equipment include Voice over IP, high-speed Internet, Wide Area Networking featuring Service Level Management, IP switched video, and traditional T1/E1 data. More information may be obtained by visiting or by calling +1-727-530-8623.

About Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless is one of the world's leading international communications companies. It provides voice, data and IP (Internet Protocol) services to business and residential customers, as well as services to other telecom carriers, mobile operators and providers of content, applications and Internet services.

Cable & Wireless' principal operations are in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Panama and the Middle East.

For more information about Cable & Wireless, visit

Information about Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations and beliefs as well as on assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Among the factors that could cause actual future events to differ materially include: the uncertainty regarding the acceptance of new telecommunications services based on DSL technology; reduction or discontinuation of purchase of our products by NSPs; the failure of NSPs to incorporate our products into their infrastructure; the possibility that Paradyne's competitors may develop competing products that are superior in terms of quality, cost or both. For a detailed discussion of other risk factors that could affect Paradyne's business, please refer to the risks identified in Paradyne's Current Report on Form 10-Q, dated November 9, 2004, and in Paradyne's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Editors Note: Paradyne, the Paradyne Logo, and ReachDSL are registered trademarks of Paradyne Corporation.
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