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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.

 

N.E.T. Contact
Paul Morrison, N.E.T.
510-574-2476

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