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Sycamore Networks, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMR), today reported its results for the first quarter ended October 29, 2011. Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $15.4 million, compared with $11.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, on a generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, was $1.6 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with a GAAP net loss of $6.5 million, or $0.23 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $0.9 million, or $0.03 per share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.20 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The reconciliation between net loss on a GAAP basis and net loss on a non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Unaudited Non-GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations included with this release.

“We are pleased with our first quarter operating results, as Sycamore delivered increased revenue and continued strong margin performance from our bandwidth management business,” said Daniel E. Smith, Sycamore's president and chief executive officer. “We continue to make meaningful progress in our IQstream trials with mobile operators as we work toward demonstrating the value proposition of content optimization in the radio access network, which we believe can help operators address the cost and service implications of exploding mobile data traffic.”

About Sycamore Networks

Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMR) develops and markets intelligent bandwidth management solutions for fixed line and mobile network operators worldwide. We also develop and market a mobile broadband solution designed to help mobile operators reduce congestion in mobile access networks. Sycamore products enable network operators to efficiently and cost-effectively provision and manage network capacity to support a wide range of converged services such as voice, video and data. Our global customer base includes Tier 1 service providers, government agencies, and utility companies. For more information, please visit

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company provides non-GAAP financial data in addition to providing financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The Company believes that the items excluded from the non-GAAP results have one or more of the following characteristics: their magnitude and timing are largely outside of the Company’s control; they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course; they are unusual, and the Company does not expect them to occur in the ordinary course of business; or they are non-operational, non-cash expenses involving stock option grants.

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