SOURCE: 2Wire

October 31, 2007 06:00 ET

2Wire Honored With #25 Ranking From Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for Silicon Valley

2Wire's Exceptional 5-Year Growth Leads to Its Selection in Deloitte's Prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - 2Wire, a provider of broadband service delivery platforms, today announced that it has been ranked #25 by Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley. Deloitte bases its ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002-2006.

"When we founded 2Wire in 1998, we pursued an innovative business model that was considered risky by industry watchers," said Pat Romano, president and CEO for 2Wire. "With perseverance, timing, and a focus on expanding broadband services beyond traditional data networking, we sustained significant growth even during a turbulent market downturn. Those years helped define the company's tenacious and resilient character, leveraging a strong sense of partnership with our customers. The past few years have been very good for 2Wire, as we continue to grow our business and advance the technologies available to DSL broadband service providers."

"Deloitte's Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and tenacity to succeed in today's very competitive technology environment," said Mark Jensen, partner and national director, Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "We applaud the successes of 2Wire and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years."

2Wire's increase in revenues of 570 percent in the past five years resulted in the #25 ranking in the Internet, Media & Entertainment and Communication category of the Technology Fast 50 for Silicon Valley.

Qualifications and Guidelines

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in Silicon Valley, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.

Companies from the 16 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.

About 2Wire

2Wire provides global telecom carriers with broadband products, software, and service platforms that enable an integrated triple play of networked data, voice, and media services. Award-winning products and services include residential gateways, broadband multimedia set-top boxes, remote management systems, and call center customer support. 2Wire customers are leading broadband providers throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including AT&T, Telmex, BT, Embarq, Bell Canada, SingTel, and others. For more information, visit www.2Wire.com.

2Wire is a registered trademark of 2Wire, Inc. in the United States and in other jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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