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Occam Networks Broadens FTTP Product Line With Series of New Optical Network Terminals; ON 2300 OLT Series Provides Telcos with Maximum Flexibility when Implementing FTTP Networks.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Occam Networks(R) Inc. (OTCBB: OCNW), a supplier of innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies, today introduced the ON 2300 Series of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). The ON 2300 ONT Series provides Telcos with multiple service models for active fiber deployments that meet the requirements of any type of FTTP installation from brownfield to greenfield and has been designed to deliver superior Triple Play services. Occam will demonstrate the products at Globalcomm(TM)2006 (Booth 19059), June 4-8, in Chicago.

The company will initially ship the ON 2342, an active fiber Triple Play gateway that delivers a full array of Triple Play services. The ON 2342 is currently in field trials and is expected to ship in June 2006. During the third quarter of 2006, Occam expects to ship the ON 2321, a low-cost active fiber gateway that delivers data and video, and the ON 2343, an active fiber Triple Play gateway enhanced with an HPNA3 coax connector to enable video delivery directly to the premise via a coaxial cable connection.

The ON 2300 ONT Series products offer low-profile, environmentally hardened, modular outside enclosures that incorporate snap-in electronics, which provides a Telco with maximum flexibility during the installation of a fiber network. With the ON 2300 ONT Series, a Telco can initially deploy a data-only fiber implementation to minimize startup capital costs, and then upgrade to full Triple Play services to meet subscriber demands. The Occam ONT Series enables a Telco to install empty enclosures during the fiber installation and add the electronics when the subscriber is ready to order service, ultimately lowering the overall cost of installation. The flexibility of the ON 2300 ONT Series also allows a Telco to mix and match models to meet the exact requirements of its subscribers, and to upgrade each ONT as new technologies become available. The units also include options for indoor or outdoor powering with UPS and battery systems.

"From the start Occam has sought to provide our customers with products that provide maximum flexibility and scalability," said Russ Sharer, vice president of sales and marketing for Occam. "With the introduction of the ON 2300 ONT Series, we continue to deliver on that focus. These ONTs will enable our customers to leverage these two attributes to substantially save on expenses while allowing them to meet subscriber demands and increase the bottom line."

Mounted outside of the customer premise, the ON 2300 ONT Series provides symmetrical Gigabit Ethernet transport and direct active fiber subscriber access terminations for the BLC 6000 System's fiber subscriber ports. Designed to serve both the residential and business markets, the ON 2321 has four 10/100TX Ethernet ports and one Gigabit Ethernet laser connection. It supports multiple high-speed data and IP TV applications, with QoS and intelligence to separate and switch the traffic. Telcos deploying the ON 2321 can offer voice over their existing copper POTS network, or deliver VoIP to a standard wire line phone via a residential gateway, such as a router or an IAD, or to a SIP-enabled IP phone or IP PBX.

Designed to provide superior Triple Play services to the residential and SOHO markets, the ON 2342 has two POTS ports, four 10/100TX Ethernet ports and one Gigabit Ethernet SFP socket that supports either a single or dual fiber laser. It includes Web-based management software and supports media gateway control protocol (MGCP) and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) for delivering VoIP and IPTV services. The product supports multiple Triple Play services including Lifeline POTS, VoIP, high-speed data, video on demand (VoD) and HD TV applications. The ON 2342 is powered from within the customer premise by a 12V DC power supply.

The ON 2343 is an enhanced version of the ON 2342 that includes the same feature set with the addition of an HPNA3 coax connector to enable directly delivery of video via a coaxial cable.

About Occam Networks Inc.

Occam Networks Inc. develops and markets innovative broadband loop carrier networking equipment that enables telephone companies to deliver voice, data and video services. Based on Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) technologies, Occam's equipment allows telecommunications service providers to profitably deliver traditional phone services, as well as advanced Voice-over-IP, residential and business broadband, and digital television services through a single, all-packet access network. Occam is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif. Additional information can be found at

Portions of this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Occam Networks. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance suggested in such statements. Rapidly changing technologies and market conditions may require changes to Occam's products. Occam does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please also refer to the company's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. These filings contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.
HPNA is Home Phoneline Networking Alliance.
IAD is integrated access device.
SFP is one gigabit small form factor pluggable.
SIP is session interrupt protocol.
XFP is 10 gigabit small form factor pluggable.

IAD is Integrated Access Device.

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