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ESB Telecoms Ltd Deploys Coriant Solution to Improve Network Scalability and Bring New Services to Market

Leading Irish Telecoms Infrastructure and Bandwidth Solutions Provider Deploys DWDM High-Capacity Network

DUBLIN, Ireland and NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 4 December 2014 – ESB Telecoms Ltd (ESBT) has launched a new high-capacity DWDM network throughout Ireland using Coriant's industry-leading hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport solution. The deployment of the new network supports ESBT's vision of providing high-bandwidth services for its wholesale and enterprise customers. The new network offers enhanced transmission speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second (100G) and enables ESBT to cost-effectively scale to meet growing bandwidth requirements in the future.

"This new network enables us to ensure the highest speed of connectivity for our customers as we strive for continued excellence in all areas of our services. Using Coriant's high-performance optical transport solutions will future proof our network and guarantee sustained quality of service," remarked Rory McGowan, Managing Director, ESB Telecoms. "We have chosen the Coriant solution to further enhance our customer value proposition and drive our business forward."

"As the cornerstone for the world's largest carrier-class photonic mesh networks, the hiT 7300 solution is unmatched in its flexibility, stability, and efficiency – and is backed by a future-proof path to higher, per-channel transmission capacities," stated Pat DiPietro, Chief Executive Officer, Coriant. "We are pleased to have been selected by ESBT for this new network. This scalable and intelligent network architecture will position the company to generate new revenue streams by quickly and easily introducing new services."

The Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform was selected by ESBT for its flexibility and service agility. Widely deployed in the most demanding Tier 1 networks in the world, the hiT 7300 delivers superior density and reach, photonic mesh resiliency and agility, and scalability to 100G and beyond. The hiT 7300 enables ESBT to maximize utilization of its fibre infrastructure, while creating a resilient foundation for flexible, high-capacity and low latency services.

The new ESBT network will also utilize the robust capabilities of the Coriant TransNet Planning Tool while being managed by Coriant's well-proven TNMS Management System. With these tools, ESBT can automate workflow and commissioning tasks while accelerating deployment of new services it plans to bring to market. Network planning and dimensioning capabilities allow automated network planning based on simulation of photonic network conditions, which result in optimal design solutions that make even the planning of the largest and most complex photonic networks a relatively easy task.

About Coriant

Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world's top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Canada, and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.

About ESB Telecoms

ESB Telecoms (ESBT) is Ireland's leading independent telecoms infrastructure and bandwidth solutions provider. Established in early 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB, it focuses on exploiting opportunities in the Irish telecommunications market.

ESB Telecoms owns and operates a 1,300 kilometre National Telecoms Fibre Optic Network (NTFON) constructed in multiple rings around Ireland, as well as over 400 telecommunications towers and sites. Using its nationwide network of fibre optic cabling and telecommunications sites and structures, ESB Telecoms offers a portfolio of bandwidth services and infrastructure solutions, including antenna space and ground rental. ESB Telecoms' customers include mobile phone operators in Ireland, the Irish Government, licensed operators and wireless internet services providers.

Contact

Scott Larson Media Relations Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

Charlie Crockwell / Passion Hemphill  MWW +44 (0) 203.725.2328 / +1.312.981.8541 Coriant@MWW.com

Michelle Morrissey ESB Telecoms Ltd +353.1.702.6073 Michelle.Morrissey@esb.ie

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