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Light Reading Awards 2Wire with Leading Lights Award


2Wire’s HomePortal iNID Selected as Best New Product from a Private Company

San Jose, California - November 21, 2006 - 2Wire, a provider of broadband service platforms exclusively for the DSL market, today announced that 2Wire’s HomePortal iNID has been recognized by Light Reading with the Leading Lights Award for Best New Product from a private company. 2Wire’s HomePortal iNID was selected for the award by more than 20 editors and analysts from Light Reading and its leading market-research division, Heavy Reading. Hundreds of companies entered for this year’s awards, and the winners were announced at the Light Reading Gala Awards Dinner.

The Best New Product Award was created to recognize the company that has developed a market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecommunications services.

The winning product, HomePortal iNID (intelligent Network Interface Device), is the world’s first outdoor broadband home gateway, offering broadband carriers a significant reduction in labor and maintenance costs when deploying bandwidth-intensive triple-play services. It mounts to the side of the subscriber’s home in a hardened, weather-resistant enclosure that is easily accessible by carrier technicians. This decreases the complexity and cost of carrier “truck roll” technical installations, which are required for VDSL2 and FTTP deployments.

“By moving the residential gateway to the outside of the subscriber’s home, the HomePortal iNID blurs the line between the home network and the carrier’s infrastructure,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of 2Wire. "It is also a very flexible approach, with variations of the product able to accommodate either broadband copper or fiber deployments. Ultimately, the iNID brings us closer to the day when broadband home network infrastructure will be standardized, and regarded as another basic utility, like electricity and water. We are honored to receive this recognition, and grateful to the editors of Light Reading and Heavy Reading for taking the time to research this new product segment, and its future implications.”

A full list of all the Leading Lights award-winning companies can be found on the Light Reading website.

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading Inc. ( ) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About 2Wire
2Wire provides global telecom carriers with broadband services platforms that enable an integrated triple play of networked data, voice, and media services. 2Wire’s award-winning products and services include residential gateways, broadband multimedia set top boxes, remote management systems, and call center customer support. 2Wire’s customers include global DSL market leaders AT&T, TELMEX, BellSouth, BT, Embarq, SingTel, and others.

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