SOURCE: Carrier Access

June 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Unity Business Networks Expands Its Use of the Carrier Access Adit Series for Their Hosted Trunk Service Offering

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Carrier Access Corporation (NASDAQ: CACS), a leading provider of wireless and converged access solutions, today announced that Unity Business Networks has chosen the Adit® 3500 platform to support service creation and revenue growth for Unity's expanding customer base. With the selection of the Adit 3500 for hosted Trunk Services, Unity Business Networks now deploys the complete Adit portfolio, which includes the Adit 3104, Adit 3500 and Adit 600. Based on next generation network processor, hardware acceleration and DSP technologies, the Adit portfolio provides Unity Business Networks with the flexibility, scalability and performance needed to deploy a range of service offerings that supports their customer's evolving bandwidth and application requirements.

"With the recent selection of the Adit 3500, we are able to offer hosted trunk services to small and medium business, as well as enterprise and government clients who wish to preserve their PBX investment, while migrating to a Converged IP service offering," said Bob Paulsen, president of Unity Business Networks. "The carrier class design and comprehensive management features of the Adit portfolio provides us a total cost of ownership competitive advantage, while continuing our industry leading tradition of offering the highest quality services in the country."

"With millions of minutes of IP voice traffic every month," continued Mr. Paulson, "Unity selected Carrier Access after hundreds of hours of performance testing to ensure our clients experience the reliability that has become the Unity trademark."

Unity bundles core communications services to business clients and provides them in a clearly superior way. These services are sold and managed exclusively by Unity, and delivered via dedicated yet dynamic IP-based T1 circuits connecting each client site to Unity's own market gateways, ensuring exceptional reliability and service quality. Unity's approach enables clients to gain access to the latest technologies without making significant equipment investments, while reducing monthly expenses for phone and Internet services in the process.

"We are pleased that Unity Business Networks has selected the Adit portfolio of solutions for their hosted service offering needs," said Roger Koenig, chief executive officer and president for Carrier Access. "We believe Unity recognized that our Adit solutions deliver capabilities to optimize their business offerings. Adit CPE products enable lower operating costs and higher service revenues due to both functional integration and scalable growth."

The Adit 3500 consolidates multiple network elements at the customer premises by integrating routing, security and multi-T1 gateway functions into a single notebook-sized product. Configurable with 1 or 2 PRI and 1 or 2 T1 WAN interfaces, the Adit 3500 provides the scalability required to address the small-medium business and enterprise service delivery requirements, while providing Unity Business Networks the opportunity for average revenue per user (ARPU) growth with software-based features. Carrier class service reliability is assured with low power consumption, convection cooling, and an eight hour battery backup option. The platform is remotely configured, monitored, and upgraded to maximize service availability and drive down operating expense (OPEX) costs.

About Unity Business Networks

Unity Business Networks, a leader in hosted phone services, provides the highest quality of service to over 5000 end users in Colorado's Front Range, Minneapolis and Portland. Unity delivers small businesses a cost effective way to gain access to the latest communication technologies (e.g. Voice over IP) and advanced calling capabilities in order to streamline operations with minimal capital investment. Through the aggregation of Internet access, local phone service, long distance, and an unparalleled hosted PBX solution all over a Single Dynamic T1, Unity Business Networks provides a superior level of service at prices that are below what businesses are paying today -- supported by a highly professional, passionate, knowledgeable and ethical team. For more information, visit http://www.unitybn.com.

About Carrier Access Corporation

Carrier Access (NASDAQ: CACS) provides consolidated access technology designed to streamline the communication network operations of wireless and wireline carriers, cable operators, enterprises and government agencies. Carrier Access products enable customers to consolidate and upgrade access capacity and implement converged IP services, while lowering costs and accelerating service revenue. Carrier Access' technologies help our customers do more with less. For more information, visit www.carrieraccess.com or call 303-218-5707.

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Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in customer requirements and other risks detailed in our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements included in this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Contact Information

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    Debra Layton
    Carrier Access
    303.218.5524
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