Enablence Technologies Inc.
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Enablence Technologies Inc.

December 08, 2010 15:57 ET

Enablence's Kevin Bourg Elected to the FTTH Council Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - 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, continues to play a lead role in the development of the North American FTTx industry with the recent election of Kevin Bourg to The Fiber-to-the-Home Council's Board of Directors for 2011.

The FTTH Council is a non-profit organization of 250 companies and organizations dedicated to expanding the deployment of all-fiber networks. At the Council's quarterly members meeting held recently in Phoenix, Bourg, Enablence's VP of International Sales Engineering, was elected to the board for a two-year term.

Wave7 Optics, acquired by Enablence in 2008, was a founding member of the FTTH Council. Enablence's Jim Farmer, Chief Technology Officer, and Emmanuel Vella, VP and GM of International Sales, have also served on the Council's Board of Directors.

Bourg has been engaged with the FTTx market since the inception of Wave7 Optics in September 2000. He has been active with the Council for the past five years, serving as the technology lead for the Fiber Zone exhibition for the annual Conference & Expo, as a member of the planning committee, and as a member of the review committee for paper submissions. Bourg, who has more than 15 years of telecommunications experience, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a Master of Science in System Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

"We are pleased to once again have a presence on the Board of Directors with the pre-eminent industry association that is driving, and defining, the evolution of the North American FTTx market," said Tim Thorsteinson, CEO of Enablence. "We have every confidence that Kevin will acquit himself well and make a positive contribution to the future of our industry."

About the Fiber-to-the-Home Council

Now in its 10th year, the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council is a non-profit association consisting of companies and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections - as well as those involved in planning and building FTTH networks. The Council works to create a cohesive group to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber to the home. Its mission is to educate the public and government officials about FTTH solutions and to promote and accelerate deployment of fiber to the home and the resulting quality of life enhancements such networks make possible. The Council organizes North America's largest annual FTTH event, the FTTH Conference & Expo, which will be held September 26 - 30, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. More information about the Council can be found at www.ftthcouncil.org.

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.

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.

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