Enablence Technologies Inc.
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Enablence Technologies Inc.

January 18, 2011 08:04 ET

Valley Telephone Selects Enablence for Broadband Stimulus Upgrade

Rural Telecom Leverages Enablence Platform to Deliver Fiber-to-the-Home to over 15,000 New Subscribers in South Texas

PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2011) - Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ENA), a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment and multi-services access platform for triple-play, residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, announced today that VTX Telecom LLC (VTXT), a subsidiary of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (VTCI) is leveraging the Enablence platform to construct a fiber-based network throughout the southern region of Texas. As one of the U.S. Broadband Stimulus funding recipients, the Texas-based CLEC is making strategic investments in carrier-grade access equipment from Enablence, empowering them to successfully migrate to a high-speed, next-generation communications network that supports triple-play services to residential and business subscribers. 

"VTX Telecom is proud to be part of the U.S. Broadband Stimulus incentive that will bring high-speed communications services to previously underserved regions of Texas. We have selected Enablence solutions to help us achieve our goals quickly and cost-effectively," said Dave Osborn, General Manager of VTX Telecom and CEO of parent company VCTI. "Valley Telephone has enjoyed a long relationship with Enablence as the first CLEC in South Texas to offer Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) using their robust, scalable products. We look forward to continuing this partnership with VTX Telecom as we implement the next phase of our network."

VCTI and VTX Telecom offer a full range of telecommunications services – voice, data and video — in 18 exchanges, covering approximately 7,300 square miles and touching 19 counties in South Texas. Valley selected the Enablence platform because of its ability to scale quickly, its cost-effectiveness and the reliability of its products.

"Consumers demand high-bandwidth applications such as HDTV, DVR and VoD as part of the typical subscriber experience–regardless of where they live in the U.S.," said Tim Thorsteinson, Chief Executive Officer of Enablence. "We are fully committed to providing the flexible, affordable solutions that empower our rural Telco customers to easily migrate their networks to a highly scalable broadband infrastructure that will take them and their end-users far into the future."

About Enablence Technologies Inc.

Enablence Technologies, Inc. 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, tuneable dispersion compensators, and photodiodes.

For more information, visit http://www.enablence.com or follow Enablence on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/Enablence.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements 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 Company's continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR www.sedar.com. Enablence does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except 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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