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Occam Networks Named by Ironton Telephone Company to Upgrade DSL Network


Pennsylvania Telco to Upgrade Existing Equipment and Expand Capacity

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– Occam Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNW), a leading broadband access network supplier, announced today that Ironton Telephone Company is upgrading and expanding the capabilities of its DSL network with Occam’s Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) system. Ironton is headquartered in Coplay, Pa. and serves over 18,000 subscribers in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

Ironton has purchased Occam’s BLC 6214 ADSL2plus Blades with Gigabit Ethernet and integrated splitters, and BLC 6440-01 Optical Packet Transport Blades.

“We are replacing outdated equipment from another vendor with Occam’s BLC products as part of our strategy to provide Ethernet services for our business customers, as well as expand our current capacity for all customers,” said Timothy A. Hausman, director of network operations for Ironton Telephone. “Occam’s use of Ethernet technology is an important part of our plan to compete by building out bandwidth capabilities to deliver new services.”

Ironton Telephone offers its subscribers voice and DSL services. The company maintains partnerships with several Cable MSOs through which Ironton provides voice services as part of a comprehensive Triple Play package.

“Occam’s focus on rapid deployment and fast ’time to revenue’ has enabled Ironton to complete their upgrade quickly and easily,” said Nathan Harrell, vice president of sales for Occam Networks. “We look forward to helping the company with future network upgrades and deployments.”

About Ironton Telephone Companybr Ironton Telephone Company started operations in 1909 and has evolved to become a leading telecommunications incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) by offering Ironton customers the same services currently offered by regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs). Ironton’s forward-thinking positioning has allowed the company to successfully compete in today’s communications environment. Partnerships with several MSOs enable the company to be the voice behind their Triple Play product, enabling Ironton to further increase its customer base.

About Occam Networks Inc.
Occam Networks’ broadband access solutions empower service providers to offer profitable new voice, data and video services over copper and fiber. Occam systems deliver flexibility and scalability in a Triple Play world. Over 1.6 million BLC 6000 ports are currently deployed at over 260 service providers in North America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements
Portions of this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Occam Networks, including statements predicting increased adoption of products and technologies offered by Occam and the willingness and ability of our customers to purchase additional Occam products and upgrade their product offerings. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance suggested in such statements. In particular, rapidly changing technologies and market conditions may require changes to Occam’s products, and the willingness of our customers to purchase upgraded products such as Triple Play will depend in part on customers’ existing network configurations and any incremental costs associated with implementing upgrades. Occam does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please also refer to the company’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. These filings contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

Tim Johnson
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Occam Networks


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