N.E.T. and Diginet Announce Digital
Data Network Serving Buenos Aires
Growing Business Needs
Fremont, Calif., Monday, November 9, 1998 - N.E.T. (NYSE: NWK) and Diginet
Americas, Inc. today announced the expansion of Diginet Argentina S.A.'s Diveo® Digital
Dedicated AccessSM service in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diveo service offers businesses
fast access, high capacity and flexible connectivity. Initially targeting the fast growing
IP and LAN to LAN traffic segment, the service has been established to create virtual
private networks that support voice, data and video requirements.
Diginet Argentina's service coverage will be expanded with the addition of more than ten
N.E.T.(TM) Promina(TM) 800 Multiservice Access Platforms located throughout the
metropolitan Buenos Aires area. The value of the initial contract with N.E.T. is
approximately $3 million.
"Developing a strategic relationship with N.E.T. represents another critical step in
strengthening our technical and operational plan to build a world-class network,"
said Richard Gluzman, general manager, Diginet Argentina S.A.
The high capacity Promina 800 Series platforms will include E3 digital microwave
connections for quick deployment of backbone services. From a business subscriber
perspective, variable rate data services with connections ranging to E1 speeds will
support IP traffic as well as other types of LAN and SNA data traffic. N.E.T. PanaVue(TM)
network management will provide an extensive set of remote management and reporting
capabilities. Diveo services are designed to allow financial institutions, businesses and
government organizations to connect branch offices and clients as if they were connected
to the same LAN.
"After completing an extensive review process, we were pleased to select N.E.T. as a
new provider to Diginet Argentina supporting our expanding Diveo service," said John
Holmblad, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Diginet Americas. "The
technical features of the N.E.T. platform combined with N.E.T. service capabilities
created a compelling case for our need to quickly deploy services that serve the critical
needs of Latin America's urban markets."
The N.E.T. multiservice networks provide intelligent networking for high efficiency, and
the ability to integrate frame relay switching and IP data routing that supports growing
business demands. In addition, advanced voice compression can be added to the network to
create a highly effective converged network that meets voice, data and video needs.
Diginet Americas, Inc. is a leading provider of high capacity, high quality, local telecom
connectivity in the major urban markets of Latin America. A subsidiary, Diginet Argentina
S.A. has launched the Diveo service to address the growing demand for Digital Dedicated
Access in Buenos Aires. It has installed an advanced operations center that provides
continuous monitoring of the network end-to-end. The technology employed by Diginet
supports centralized network management and service provisioning. Please learn more about
Diginet Americas' mission and business at http://www.diginetamericas.com.
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (N.E.T.) is a leading worldwide supplier of
multiservice wide area networks used by enterprises, government organizations and carriers
in more than 75 countries. N.E.T. multiservice WANs and ATM products integrate voice,
data, and video traffic with ATM, frame relay, LAN internetworking and ISDN capabilities
for today's mission-critical applications. The company is certified to the worldwide ISO
9001 standard for design, manufacturing and service. N.E.T. recently moved its
headquarters locally in Silicon Valley from Redwood City to new facilities in Fremont,
Calif. Join us at our worldwide web site: http://www.net.com for further information.