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Copel Telecom Selects Coriant 100G Solution To Power Backbone Evolution

Future-proof optical transport solution provides seamless scalability to enhance delivery of consumer and enterprise broadband services

MUNICH, Germany, November 26, 2013 - Coriant, a global supplier of industry-leading optical transport solutions, announced today that Copel Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel), has selected Coriant coherent 100G transmission technology to significantly increase the speed and performance of its fiber optic backbone network. Based on Coriant's high-performance hiT 7300 intelligent transport platform initially deployed by Copel Telecom in 2010, the network upgrade to 100G will enable Copel Telecom to cost-effectively future proof its infrastructure network and continue to deliver affordable and high-quality broadband services throughout the state of Paraná.

"We are committed to bringing our customers innovative and affordable Internet access services such as our fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) offering, while at the same time ensuring that they enjoy a superior broadband experience as their application needs evolve over time," said Adir Hannouche, chief executive officer, Copel Telecom.

"A robust backbone network allows us to support economic development and information exchange for both large and small enterprises, whose service needs also continue to evolve. We chose Coriant's proven solution because it offers an exceptional level of flexibility in the provisioning of high-capacity services, and an easy upgrade path to transmission speeds of 100G and beyond," added Antonio Carlos W. P. Melo, chief technology officer, Copel Telecom.

Copel Telecom's backbone network provides the resilient foundation for a wide range of consumer and business services and applications, including ultra-fast Internet access, triple play, bandwidth-on-demand, carrier wholesale, cloud computing, and data center interconnect. The network boasts over 9,330 km of fiber optic cables deployed between its main ring and urban radials (self-sustained cables), totaling more than 30,000 km and reaching more than 400 cities in south Brazil. Optimized for high-performance, low latency coherent optical transmission, the hiT 7300 multi-haul platform adds significant scalability, reliability and intelligence to Copel Telecom's fiber optic backbone network, at a low cost of ownership. The network-wide upgrade to 100G, which is ongoing, is enabled by Coriant software intelligence.

"We are pleased to work closely with Copel Telecom and help them advance their broadband network with best-in-class 100G technology," said Uwe Fischer, chief technology officer, Coriant. "Our future-proof solution will allow Copel Telecom to continue delivering reliable broadband services to residential customers, while at the same time enable them to expand their high-capacity service offerings for data-intensive business customers such as financial institutions, content providers, and digital media providers."

About Copel
Copel - Companhia Paranaense de Energia - generates, transmits, distributes and trades electric energy, and also provides telecommunication services in the state of Paraná, Brazil. The Company is one of the largest electric power facilities in Brazil. The Company's position in the sector is a result of 59 years of experience and technical proficiency in generating, transmitting and distributing electric power. Copel Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copel, supplies Copel's telecommunications needs and also provides a broad range of telecom services to other companies, such as telecom operators and corporate customers, as well as to residential consumers.

About Coriant
Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is a leading supplier of future-proof optical transport, packet/optical switching and aggregation, and software-defined service control and management solutions to Tier 1 service providers worldwide. Coriant's products and solutions enable fixed line and mobile network operators to reduce operational complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Coriant has R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.

Media Contacts
Scott Larson
Media Relations
Coriant
+1.978.250.3433
scott.larson@coriant.com

Hayley Myles
Liberty Communications
+44.207.751.4444
coriant@libertycomms.com

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