Enablence Technologies Inc.
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Enablence Technologies Inc.

May 14, 2009 12:49 ET

France's TUTOR Selects Enablence for Next Generation Optical Network Deployment

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 14, 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 it has been selected by TUTOR, a French network provider, for the continuation of a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) deployment in 86 SIPPEREC-member municipalities in and around Paris, France. Furthermore, TUTOR has also selected the Enablence TRIDENT7™ platform to support the roll-out of FTTP triple-play services in the City of Bitche, in northeastern France.

TUTOR will purchase Enablence's TRIDENT7 Universal Access Platform Optical Line Terminals (OLT), Optical Network Terminals (ONT), and Element Management System, to deploy a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). This network will enable TUTOR to provide full triple-play services that can deliver up to 100 HDTV channels, ultrafast internet service and low cost internet-based telephone service in 86 SIPPEREC regions, representing approximately 1.7 million customers, as well as in the City of Bitche, for 8,000-10,000 subscribers.

"Enablence is the superior choice for this project based on its advanced TRIDENT7 FTTH solution and wealth of experience in residential and commercial municipal deployments of FTTH worldwide, and especially successful in European PON deployments," said Joel Peron, President Directeur General (CEO) of TUTOR.

"TUTOR is an important network provider in France who is deploying the next generation optical network for its customers and we are proud to have been selected by them to provide the equipment for all the GPON deployments," said Arvind Chhatbar, CEO of Enablence. "Our end-to-end solution and our expertise with network deployments of this type, position us to offer the most flexible and advanced solutions to a leading-edge network provider such as TUTOR, that is planning to offer its customers the best there is in broadband solutions, and we hope to continue serving them as they expand further in France."

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 SIPPEREC

The Syndicat Intercommunal de la Peripherie de Paris pour l'Electricite et les Reseaux de Communication (SIPPEREC) is a public electricity and telecommunications consortium. The organization consists of 86 municipalities and cities in the Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines and Paris (for the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes areas), France. These regions make up approximately 1.7 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers. For more information, visit www.sipperec.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
    www.enablence.com