Enablence Technologies Inc.
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Enablence Technologies Inc.

December 01, 2009 10:56 ET

TUTOR Selects Enablence for Another New Fiber Deployment in France

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) - Enablence Technologies Inc. ("Enablence" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ENA), a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment for triple-play residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, announced today that TUTOR, a French network provider, has selected Enablence for another fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) deployment in France, this time for deployments in the region of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Saint-Quentin is an area comprised of seven municipalities, 30 kilometers south-west from Paris, neighbouring Versailles and further west from TUTOR's previously announced fiber deployment using Enablence products.

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is a thriving commercial area with an upscale set of residential communities that requires a state-of-the-art access network capable of supporting a variety of services including high definition TV, video and ultra high speed internet to facilitate world class "live and work communities." TUTOR's plans are to surpass 65,000 subscribers in the region in the next 10 years - a third of the region's population - with Phase 1 of the project expected to connect the first 5,000 customers within the next year. The service provider will be purchasing Enablence's flagship TRIDENT7 Universal Access Platform, Optical Line Terminals, Optical Networking Terminals and the Element Management Suite. Enablence and TUTOR have established an exclusive relationship targeting the French municipal market and Enablence's professional services team will work with TUTOR to support the integration of the Enablence system with TUTOR's current network operating support and billing systems as part of the upgrade of their existing network.

"This is now our third project with Enablence as a result of our previous experience in deploying Enablence products that meet our needs. The previously announced deployments of our FTTP network in the city of Bitche and SIPPEREC (Paris) region are currently rolling out seamlessly. It was only logical that for this new project in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Enablence and its TRIDENT7 platform would be our pick" said Joel Peron, President Directeur General (CEO) of TUTOR. "Enablence's team of experts has been very supportive throughout the process and we look forward to doing more business with Enablence in the years to come."

"We are delighted to be chosen again by TUTOR for its new project in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines as a sign of their confidence in Enablence's products meeting their growing needs." said Arvind Chhatbar, CEO of Enablence.

About TUTOR

Since its creation, TUTOR, a network provider in France, is dedicated to addressing the needs of local communities with respect to deployment of telecommunication technology in French cities. TUTOR provides a complete set of professional services strengthened by the skills and knowledge of its engineering teams, its professionals responsible of managing and operating networks, and its sales team in charge of the commercialization of the services. For more information, visit www.tutor.fr.

About Enablence Technologies Inc.

Enablence Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE:ENA) a publicly traded company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, designs, manufactures and sells optical components, subsystems and systems to a global customer base.

Enablence's Systems Division has an expanding fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) product portfolio featuring a variety of architectural options. It enables service providers to evolve their access networks from traditional copper-based networks to advanced optical communications access networks that are based on state of the art IP and Ethernet standards, for triple-play voice, video and data services including HDTV, IP Telephony and ultrafast internet access. The Division's network equipment has been deployed with 420 service providers world-wide that serve over 4 million subscribers.

Enablence's Optical Components and Subsystems Division is a global leader in applying Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology to integrate multiple components into a single optical chip to reduce footprint and costs. Network and equipment designers around the world turn to Enablence for a variety of components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul, including transceivers, splitters, waveguides, optical channel monitors, multiplexers, ROADMs, switches, tunable dispersion compensators, and photodiodes. The Division serves over 120 system and subsystem developers and its products have been integrated in all major communications networks world-wide, serving tens of millions of subscribers.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements, in particular with respect to the Corporation's use of proceeds of the Offering, growth of revenue and customer base, that are made as of the date hereof and are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions which involve risks and uncertainties associated with our business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are made pursuant to the 'safe harbour' provisions of, and are intended to be forward looking statements under, applicable Canadian securities legislation. Any statements contained herein that are statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward looking statements. By their nature, forward looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution our readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. Please refer to the risks set forth in the Corporation's most recent short form prospectus and the Corporation's continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR www.sedar.com. Enablence does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, expect as required by law, to update or revise any forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Contact Information

  • Enablence Technologies Inc.
    Arvind Chhatbar,
    Chief Executive Officer
    613-270-7859