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Open Access Deploys ADC LoopStar Systems to Deliver TDM Services to Mobile Carriers in Long Island and New York City; LoopStar 1600 and 810 Systems Provide Cost-Effective and Scalable Solution.

MINNEAPOLIS -- ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT) (www.adc.com) today announced that Open Access, a metropolitan area network provider, is deploying ADC's LoopStar(R) 1600 and 810 SONET transmission and access systems to provide TDM services to mobile carrier customers in the Long Island and New York City area.

The Open Access optical network provides advanced TDM and Ethernet services and is designed for major enterprises and government entities that require flexible bandwidth to manage future growth. In designing their fiber network, Open Access paid particular attention to performance, reliability and flexibility in order to provide customers with TDM and Ethernet services on a level with those available in other major East Coast metropolitan centers. Towards that end, Open Access selected ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 SONET transmission and access systems to provide an economical way for them to capitalize on TDM opportunities from mobile carriers in their metro area, while providing a core infrastructure that supports both TDM and Ethernet services.

"We selected ADC's LoopStar platform for our optical network because it is a cost-effective and scalable TDM delivery solution that best fits our business model and the needs of our business customers," said Robert Mavretich, president and co-founder of Open Access. "The LoopStar 1600 and 810 provide a broad array of capabilities and options that will help us efficiently deliver TDM services to our mobile carrier customers with maximum performance and flexibility and at minimal cost."

To take advantage of opportunities for generating new revenue in their fast-growing markets, mobile carriers are increasing their backhaul spending on technologies that take advantage of the TDM network topology - a trend that will continue for the foreseeable future. Mobile carriers can gain faster time to market and far greater market penetration using TDM rather than an all-packet network.

"We are excited to support the Open Access network that is providing an array of TDM services; all delivered with the performance, reliability, and flexibility that meets the business requirements of Open Access customers," said Hilton Nicholson, president of the Active Infrastructure Business Unit for ADC. "Our LoopStar transmission and access systems allow service providers like Open Access to cost-effectively transport, and manage TDM services to end-user customers from a single platform. With ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 systems, Open Access empowers mobile carriers to generate new revenue quickly, efficiently, and affordably."

The scalable LoopStar 1600 is an advanced, next-generation SONET multi-service transmission platform that allows service providers to cost-effectively aggregate, deploy, and manage TDM and Ethernet services. The platform provides an integrated universal back-plane architecture that supports multiple interchangeable network and tributary interface cards that help reduce costs and ease the transition into new business services. The LoopStar 1600, designed for central office and customer premises environments as well as co-location POPs, can be deployed in a broad range of applications such as enterprise access and transport, cell site backhaul and MSC aggregation, DSLAM backhaul and CO interoffice transport.

The LoopStar 810 access system is designed specifically for Customer-Located Equipment (CLE) applications where service providers can deliver Ethernet business services as well as traditional DS1 and DS3 TDM-based services easily and economically. The product's compact design allows for easy installation in customer premises environments with limited space, and its integrated connector-interface panel and wall-mount bracket for complete front access to all cable connections offer multiple deployment options. The LoopStar 810 also features centralized management control with the LoopStar 800 EMS, an advanced, user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) Element Management System (EMS) for controlling and managing the LoopStar access systems. An on-board, Web-Local Craft Terminal is also provided for smaller distributed applications and craft access.

About ADC Wireline Products

ADC's comprehensive portfolio of wireline products for service providers and private networks includes the LoopStar 800, 810 and 1600 advanced, next-generation SONET multi-service transmission systems, the LoopStar 700 platform, the SG-1 Service Gateway, Soneplex(R) Loop Extender systems and broadband systems, HiGain(R) modules and Wideband 3190 systems, as well as the Megabit Modem family of DSL-based customer premise equipment. ADC also offers a complete line of indoor and outdoor enclosures and enterprise and network management solutions. For more information about ADC's wireline products, visit: https://www6.adc.com/ecom/hier?NODE=OND92639

About Open Access

Open Access Inc., based in Melville, NY, delivers multiple IP communications-based services such as Metro-Ethernet access, wholesale Internet Service, VoIP, among others, over a state-of-the-art fiber optic network. The network spans from major points-of-presence in NYC to Riverhead, and spiders throughout all the major business centers of Long Island. Customers range from large enterprises to the small business users, as well as universities, school districts, and institutional clientele. The fiber backbone is monitored on a 24x7x365 basis to ensure the highest levels of reliability. Open Access has been in business since August of 2000, serving Long Island business users that range from the largest enterprise corporations to the smallest local business users. Our sales and support teams provide direct personal touch, with the highest levels of support and account management to every customer we serve. For more information on our products, services and solution partners, please visit: www.openaccessinc.com.

About ADC

ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT) has sales into more than 140 countries. Learn more about ADC at www.adc.com.
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