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3/2/2015

SoftBank BB Corporation Deploys Coriant® Multi-Degree Optical Switching/ROADM Solution to Address Significantly Growing Demand for Scalable Bandwidth in Metro Optical Transport Network

Industry-leading 7100 Nano™ Packet Optical Transport Platform Delivers Unmatched Service Capabilities in Highly Compact Optical Switching/ROADM Solution to Significantly Improve Flexibility and Cost-efficiency

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NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 02 March 2015 - Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced that SoftBank BB Corp., Japan's leading telecommunications/ICT service and solution provider, has deployed the Coriant® 7100 Nano™ Packet Optical Transport Platform in its metro high-speed optical network. The highly compact, multi-degree optical switching/ROADM solution enables SoftBank BB Corp. to significantly reduce capital and operating expenses while providing seamless, pay-as-you-grow scalability and resilient 10G/100G backbone connectivity.

"Highly flexible and scalable packet optical transport networks are key to meeting the changing bandwidth needs and dynamic application requirements of our mobile services, as well as our broadband services for corporate and consumer customers," said Keiichi Makizono, SVP, SoftBank BB Corp. "The Coriant solution not only delivers unmatched space and power savings, but also enables SoftBank BB Corp. to meet current and future capacity requirements in a single, integrated platform."

"With a rich suite of service-enabling features and scalability to 100G in an extremely small footprint, the industry-leading 7100 Nano was the ideal solution for SoftBank's needs," said Tomohiro Furuya, Managing Director, Coriant Japan.

The 7100 Nano is a high-performance packet optical transport solution for cost-efficient and scalable deployment in metro networks. Combining multi-functional and high density transponder modules, integrated ROADM modules, and packet optical switching capabilities, the 7100 Nano delivers industry-leading efficiency and space-savings for metro-based ROADM, 10G, 100G, and packet grooming applications in a compact 5RU footprint. A wide range of configuration options and automated restoration features based on Wavelength Selective Switching (WSS), including optical switching, multi-ring, mesh and multi-layer restoration, provides the resilient foundation for mission-critical customer traffic.

"We continue to advance our leadership in packet optical transport networking with investment in features and technologies designed to meet the most pressing challenges our customers face," said Brian Nagle, Director of Product Line Management, Coriant. "As bandwidth demands scale and traffic management becomes increasingly complex, the 7100 Nano gives our customers what they need most – operational efficiency, service flexibility, and future-proof scalability at the lowest cost of ownership."

Coriant at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015)

Coriant will showcase the latest innovations in its SDN-enabled Smart Router 8600 Series and Packet Optical Transport Solutions portfolio, including the 7100 Nano, at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain from March 2-5 (Hall 2, Stand 2I30). From service-aware mobile backhaul to future-proof packet optical core networks, Coriant will demonstrate a broad range of advanced features and capabilities that help network operators realize the business value of intelligent, highly-programmable networks optimized for a new generation of on-demand services and applications.

About SoftBank BB Corporation

SoftBank BB Corporation's main business is to provide broadband infrastructure services. As part of its Broadband Service offerings, 'Yahoo!BB', 'Yahoo! BB Hikari with Flets', 'Softbank Air', and 'Softbank Hikari' are provided as Internet services. For IP Phone service SoftBank BB Corp. offers 'BB Phone', for Wi-Fi service 'Public Radio LAN', and for Security Service 'BB Security'. SoftBank BB Corporation provides a wide range of services with numerous options to enhance consumers' Internet life experience. In addition to consumer services, Internet access and ICT Solution Services are provided to ISPs and enterprise customers.

For further information on SoftBank BB Corporation please refer to the following website: http://www.softbank.jp/corp/group/sbb/

The SoftBank brand and its logo are registered trademarks in Japan and other countries.

Other company names and product names described in this press release are registered or unregistered trademarks of respective holders.

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative, dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core transport solutions enables network operators to reduce operational complexity, improve utilization of multi-layer network resources, and create new revenue opportunities. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, content providers, data center operators, cable MSOs, large enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and utility companies. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, forged by over 35 years of experience and expertise in Tier 1 carrier networks, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com.

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