Sycamore And MLL Telecom Announce Reseller Agreement For The IQstream® Solution

Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMR) and MLL Telecom, a UK-based provider of carrier-grade wireless and fixed line connectivity solutions, today announced they have signed a reseller agreement. The agreement allows MLL Telecom to resell Sycamore’s IQstream Adaptive Content Optimization TM solution – a unique answer to the service challenges posed by rapid mobile data growth in the Radio Access Network (RAN).

IQstream is a RAN-focused mobile broadband optimization solution designed to dramatically reduce traffic congestion caused by rising subscriber demand for Internet video and other rich media mobile content.

MLL Telecom specializes in providing fully managed network services to service providers, systems integrators, and the public sector throughout the United Kingdom. MLL Telecom’s managed backhaul services, in particular its microwave backhaul offering, will be complemented by IQstream, which is designed to free up capacity in the cost-sensitive RAN and maximize network performance as mobile data traffic patterns, content, applications, and devices inevitably evolve.

“Unpredictable backhaul growth is one of the biggest challenges facing mobile operators, yet simply throwing more capacity at the problem is not always feasible due to practical operational limits,” said Eddie Minshull, CEO, MLL Telecom. “Our relationship with Sycamore allows us to provide a unique and powerful solution to the mobile backhaul challenge facing all mobile operators and will enable us to offer our customers more options when upgrading their RAN.”

“We are pleased to be partnering with MLL Telecom as we look to broaden the market reach of our IQstream solution,” said Scott Hilton, vice president and general manager, Sycamore Broadband Optimization Solutions. “As a proven provider of innovative backhaul solutions, MLL Telecom brings the experience and expertise perfectly suited to help operators meet the critical challenge of RAN congestion as demand for mobile broadband continues to grow.”

Powered by Adaptive Content Optimization technology and advanced learning algorithms, the IQstream solution is architected to adapt in real time to mobile data traffic patterns, including peak usage periods and flash events. This allows operators to cost-efficiently meet growing subscriber expectations for a high-quality multimedia experience while alleviating capacity constraints in a high-cost part of their network. As a result, operators are positioned to significantly reduce operational expenses, defer costly network upgrades, and dramatically improve the economics of their mobile data offerings.

About MLL Telecom

MLL Telecom specialises in delivering carrier-grade wireless and fixed connectivity that allows customers to effectively integrate all locations on their network. The company delivers fully managed 24×7 network services and currently manages more than 5000 links nationwide. Customers and channel partners include BT, Vodafone, Affiniti, VirginMedia, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Azzurri, Argus Media, East Sussex County Council, North Lanarkshire CCTV, Nottinghamshire Police and North Dorset District Council.

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 lower overall network costs, increase operational efficiencies, and rapidly deploy new revenue-generating services. Sycamore's global customer base includes Tier 1 service providers, government agencies, and utility companies. For more information, please visit www.sycamorenet.com.

We wish to caution you that certain matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Risks and uncertainties in the Company’s business include, but are not limited to, reliance on a limited number of customers; industry pricing pressures; the Company’s decision to focus future development efforts on mobile broadband opportunities; the high cost of product development and keeping pace with evolving features and technologies desired by customers; unexpected difficulties in developing and marketing new mobile broadband products and the inability of new products to achieve market acceptance or to function as expected; the consolidation of both suppliers and customers in the telecommunications marketplace; and general economic conditions. Certain additional risks are set forth in more detail in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's reports filed on Forms 10-Q and 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise.

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