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VeloCom Deploys Tellabs SmartCore® 9100 series

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

VeloCom Deploys Tellabs SmartCore® 9100 series09:00 EDT Tuesday, September 13, 2011Reliable, scalable platform to support WiMAX network in ArgentinaNAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile traffic increases and user demand hits an all-time high, service providers across the globe need reliable networks that offer flexibility to handle continual growth. They need advanced network intelligence that will enable differentiated and personalized services for subscribers.That's why VeloCom, a mobile service provider in Buenos Aires, selected the Tellabs SmartCore® 9100 series to support its WiMAX network. VeloCom chose Tellabs to help provide broadband wireless connectivity to its subscribers, with reliable service and a scalable platform that enables growth over time. WxBR, a local partner specialized in advanced wireless broadband solutions, helped with network deployment. WXBR joined Tellabs partnership program through the Wichorus acquisition. "The increasing number of mobile Internet users in Argentina demands a reliable network that offers the best possible experience," said Marcelo DeCarli, CEO at VeloCom. "As our customers continue to use more mobile services, the Tellabs SmartCore 9100 series will provide the intelligence, scalability and reliable service we need to keep our government and residential subscribers in touch with the information that affects their daily lives."The Tellabs SmartCore 9100 series, a purpose-built mobile packet core platform for 3G, LTE and WiMax, reduces capital and operating expenses, simplifies network management and offers superior visibility into networks. The platform provides advanced analytics and monetization tools to help maximize investment, and flexible, open network architecture to support future growth. Tellabs is also providing network design and integration services to help VeloCom prepare for its network launch. The Tellabs SmartCore 9100 platform is helping VeloCom successfully launch a first-of-its-kind network in Buenos Aires, compliant with the government requirements for wireless connectivity. "We're excited to help VeloCom connect users to the mobile Internet," said Alberto Barriento, vice president of LAC sales at Tellabs. "The Tellabs SmartCore 9100 series will provide the flexibility and intelligence to advance the mobile Internet experience."About Tellabs ? Tellabs innovations advance 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.comTellabs® and Tellabs logo are trademarks of Tellabs or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.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