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Telecom Transport Management to Build Capacity for Now?and Later

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Telecom Transport Management to Build Capacity for Now?and Later09:03 EDT Thursday, April 22, 2010Tellabs(R) 7100 Optical Transport System adds capacity and efficiency now while preparing for 4GNAPERVILLE, Ill., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telecom Transport Management, Inc (TTM), a leading provider of backhaul to the nation's top wireless carriers, has been preparing itself for the spiking bandwidth demands of 3G and 4G for more than a year. Its technology roadmap called for an optical platform that could handle unprecedented backhaul volumes and the wireless carriers' migration from TDM to Ethernet. TTM has selected the Tellabs� 7100 Optical Transport System to handle this task in some of its key markets. "We have chosen the Tellabs 7100 system to provide the highest level of reliability and scalability in our backhaul network," said Lynn Refer, TTM's CEO. "Our goal is to leverage this platform to provide our customers the best solution at the fastest speeds and the most competitive economics."The Tellabs 7100 system is a versatile transport system that combines the most advanced dynamic optical networking and services layer technologies. It offers an integrated transport and multiservice delivery solution on a single platform."Adding the Tellabs 7100 system will ensure TTM's customers are prepared for a rapid increase in mobile data use," said Chuck Bernstein, vice president, North American sales, at Tellabs. "Because customers can migrate from TDM to Ethernet in an efficient and effective way, they'll save costs both now and in the future."About Tellabs ? Tellabs innovates to empower the mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 43 of the top 50 global communications service providers choose our mobile, optical, business and services solutions. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300? Patent Index, the S&P 500 and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. http://www.tellabs.comAbout Telecom Transport Management, Inc (TTM) - Telecom Transport Management, Inc (TTM) is a pioneer and leading provider of wireless backhaul and alternate access services, whose customers include all of the top U.S. wireless carriers. TTM operates its facility based fiber and microwave networks in 13 metropolitan areas across 5 Midwestern and Eastern states and is continually expanding. TTM provides Ethernet and TDM services simultaneously over its network to enable carriers to migrate from 3G to 4G. TTM was started by wireless industry founders from the McCaw Cellular team and early leaders of the CLEC industry. Its investors include Battery Ventures, Columbia Capital, DCM, Highside Capital Management, Ignition Partners, Rally Capital, Trilogy Equity Partners, and Sea Point Ventures. For more information, visit www.ttmi.us.Tellabs� and Tellabs logo� are trademarks of Tellabs or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Any other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.SOURCE TellabsFor further information: Media, Marta Kwiatek, +1-630-798-2524, marta.kwiatek@tellabs.com, or Ariana Nikitas, +1-630-798-2532, ariana.nikitas@tellabs.com, or Investors, Tom Scottino, +1-630-798-3602, tom.scottino@tellabs.com, all of Tellabs; or Chris O'Loughlin of TTM, +1-206-569-3051, chris.oloughlin@ttmi.us