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Full Rate GPON Leader FlexLight Networks, Appoints PON Veteran as President and CEO.

TEL AVIV, Israel and SILICON VALLEY, California, September 27 /PRNewswire/ -- FlexLight Networks, Inc. announced today that PON pioneer Armando Pereira has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. The GPON company also announced that it is relocating its worldwide headquarters to a new Silicon Valley location as part of its global market strategy.

"Armando, with his track record of innovation and PON expertise, brings instant marquee validation and valuable insights to FlexLight," said Ohad Finkelstein, Chairman of the Board. "His leadership will help us extend our position as the first worldwide supplier of Full Rate GPON solutions in support of the ITU-T PON standard."

Mr. Pereira is a veteran of the telecommunications industry, having spent the last two decades with both public and venture companies marketing products across the globe. Most recently Mr. Pereira was the General Manager of the Optical Business Unit of Centillium Communications where he developed state-of-the-art semiconductor solutions for the optical access network. Previously, Armando co-founded and served as CEO of Alloptic Inc., a company that pioneered the Ethernet PON market and was a founding member of the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) initiative at the IEEE.

"I am very excited to join FlexLight Networks, and expect strong growth of the company as we leverage our first mover position," said Mr. Pereira. "FlexLight's commitment to standards compliance, its focus on full rate 2.5 Gbps solutions and immediate availability of products places the competitive bar very high." Mr. Pereira added that "GPON unites for the first time the best in class features of all versions of PON - the blazing gigabit speed and price performance of Ethernet along with traditional TDM reliability to deliver unmatched triple play (voice, video and data) solutions."

Mr. Pereira currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) and on the Board of Governors at the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) in Washington, DC. He is also a previous contributor to the ANSI / T1-Commitee standards and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

About FlexLight Networks Founded in September 2000 by a dynamic team of experienced optical network experts and telecommunications executives, FlexLight Networks' suite of Gigabit PON access products deliver a solution that conquers first-mile bandwidth bottlenecks and optimizes service flexibility for the delivery of voice, video and data. The company has its primary office in California and an R&D center in Kfar Saba, Israel. For more information or the location of worldwide sales offices and resellers please consult
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