Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc.

October 24, 2006 13:09 ET

VCom Files Notice of Intention to Launch Normal Course Issuer Bid

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2006) - VCom Inc. (TSX:VCM), a leader in broadband last mile access technology, announced today that it has filed a notice of intention with the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"), subject to regulatory approval, to acquire for cancellation, by way of normal course issuer bid (the "Bid"), up to 500,000 Common Shares of the Corporation, which, at the date hereof, represent approximately 2.2% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Corporation. As of October 19, 2006, the Corporation had 22,490,937 issued and outstanding Common Shares. VCom anticipates the Bid will commence on November 1, 2006 and terminate on October 31, 2007. The Corporation has not repurchased any of its outstanding Common Shares in the last 12-month period. The Board of Directors of VCom believes the underlying value of the Corporation's Common Shares may not be reflected in the current or future market price of the Common Shares and has therefore decided to undertake the Bid. Purchases pursuant to the Bid will be effected solely through the facilities of the TSX, purchases and payment for the Common Shares will be made by the Corporation in accordance with TSX requirements and the price which VCom will pay for any Common Shares acquired under the Bid will be the market price for the Common Shares at the time of acquisition.

For further information or to obtain a copy of the Notice filed with the TSX in connection with the Bid, please contact Mike Barry, Chief Financial Officer of VCom at (250) 881-1982, ext. 134.

About VCom

VCom Inc. designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. VCom's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use VCom's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. VCom's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. VCom's products are directed at three principal markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. The Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video. VCom currently employs over 600 people in Western Canada. Pending shareholder approval at VCom's Annual and Special Meeting, slated for November 13, 2006, the Company plans to change its name to Vecima Networks Inc.

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