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Xtera Communications

August 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Xtera NXT 20 Gbit/s Differential Phase Shift Key (DPSK) Technology Selected by GlobeNet

Advanced Monitoring Capabilities Will Be Key to the Wholesale Carrier's Submarine Cable Upgrade to 360 Gbps

ALLEN, TX--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - Xtera, a leading network infrastructure provider, announced today that GlobeNet, a leading wholesale carrier for international transport and capacity to South America, and a subsidiary of Oi (listed on both NYSE and Bovespa exchanges) has selected the Xtera NXT 20 Gbit/s Differential Phase Shift Key (DPSK) technology as part of its submarine network upgrade. The NXT system offers advanced monitoring capabilities that support rapid system responses to faults, reduces power consumption, provides higher reliability sealed clam-shell circuit packs, and is NEBS Zone-4 earthquake compliant. GlobeNet is utilizing the Xtera technology as part of its submarine network capacity upgrade to 360 Gbps, which will be completed by August 2009.

"End users across South America are driving innovation and demand for Internet-based products and services. This demand spans countries, segments, and sectors, requiring carriers and ISPs to upgrade existing network infrastructure," said Erick Contag, Chief Operating Officer, GlobeNet. "GlobeNet is uniquely positioned to deliver the capacity required to enable carriers to meet this market need, and with Xtera's leading-edge 20 Gbit/s technology we are able to maximize the capacity of our network. No other carrier's carrier can match our International submarine system in terms of latency, reliability, redundancy or number of on-net locations we can provide throughout Brazil," added Contag.

"We were delighted to have been selected by GlobeNet to deploy the 20G DPSK technology as part of its submarine network upgrade," said Jon Hopper, CEO, Xtera Communications. "The supplier and equipment standards required were demanding but the benefits and innovation delivered by Xtera's technology and highly skilled resources met all the critical criteria established to win this important project," added Hopper.

About GlobeNet

GlobeNet is an international carrier's carrier which operates the most advanced, fully redundant, and lowest latency submarine fiber optic network linking North and South America. GlobeNet is a subsidiary of "Oi," which is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oi is Brazil's largest telecom company, focused in offering integrated telecommunication services with a nationwide reach. Oi is a leader in converged fixed-mobile solutions as well as a full service telecommunications operator which includes in its product portfolio services such as rich voice (with local calling services, long distance and wireless), data communications, Internet, and managed services for the individual, residential, corporate and government customers. GlobeNet is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, U.S. and is the international subsidiary for Oi services.

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About Xtera Communications

Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers the highest capacity, reach and density. Our long-haul, Submarine, Metro and WAN technologies together with our deployment expertise drive customer success and long term value.

Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of Optical Transport solutions for long-haul, regional, metropolitan and sub-sea networks, and WAN Traffic Management solutions for both enterprise and telecom companies.

With deployments in five continents, Xtera's Optical Transport portfolio helps service providers worldwide reach new markets via new deployments, and extends the life of their existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Xtera's innovative WAN Traffic Management solutions offer customers the best price/performance in network optimization.

Xtera delivers compelling advantage to its customers by maximizing network capacity, reach and value.

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