Colubris Networks and Convergia Partner to Deploy Wireless LAN Technology in Latin American Countries

Bringing Next-Generation IP-based voice and data solutions to International

markets



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Colubris Networks Inc.

    LAVAL, Quebec, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Colubris Networks Inc. a leading
 manufacturer of wireless LAN routers for small-to-medium sized businesses and
 Convergia Inc, an international wholesale carrier and service provider -- are
 to enter into an agreement to accelerate the deployment of wireless LAN
 technology and solutions to Latin American Service Providers.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010111/NETH004LOGO)
     "We are seeing incredible interest in our products from international
 markets," said Tony Rossiter, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of
 Colubris Networks Inc. "By partnering with Convergia, a global provider of
 Next-Generation IP networks, we strengthen our position in Latin America
 allowing us to focus on continued development of our leading edge secure
 wireless LAN solutions."
     "Convergia will provide enhanced voice and data services to corporations
 in emerging markets by providing fully converged communications systems that
 uses the network's points of presence (POP) around the globe," said Frederick
 H Miller, CEO, Convergia Inc. "With Colubris Networks products we are able to
 enhance our network by providing leading-edge CPE-solutions, while insuring a
 fully-managed service to our customers".
     Colubris Networks will be demonstrating it's latest wireless LAN router
 products at Networld+Interop (Booth # SC135) in Las Vegas, May 8-11th, 2001.
 
     Convergia Inc.
     Convergia is an international wholesale carrier and service provider. The
 company is an affiliate of Future Electronics (a Montreal-based global leader
 and innovator in the electronic components distribution industry). Future
 Electronics has annual revenues of over $3.5 Billion USD. Convergia is
 building an Internet Protocol (IP) network and positioning itself as a Next-
 Generation international voice and data wholesale/retail carrier. Our goal is
 to provide communication services to our customers, regardless of geographic
 boundaries. Convergia will deploy a standard infrastructure throughout the
 world, enabling its joint ventures to introduce innovative and enhanced
 services in a standardized and seamless manner to all its customers. This will
 position Convergia as a leader in the new telecommunications market. The
 company is developing a comprehensive global network that will transport
 multi-media traffic, including voice, video, fax, and data. Convergia is
 targeting market opportunities in Latin America, and in thirty-five countries
 where Future Electronics has a local presence, as well as in other emerging
 markets.
 
     About Colubris Networks
     Colubris Networks designs and manufactures high-speed, standards-based
 wireless LAN router solutions targeting the Enterprise, Small-to-Medium
 Business and Public area markets. Our Wi-Fi(TM) certified router products
 provide wireless LANs (WLAN) with connectivity to high-speed broadband
 networks such as the Internet using Cable, xDSL and broadband wireless modems.
 The products are designed upon open industry standards, incorporating IEEE
 802.11b wireless networking technology operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz
 frequency band. Each product integrates Virtual Private Networking, Enhanced
 Security and Firewall technologies. The company is a member of the Wireless
 Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and a sponsor member of the Wireless
 LAN Association (WLANA). Colubris Networks markets its products worldwide
 through Telco's, Cable Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added
 Resellers (VARS) and OEM partners.
     Colubris Networks is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada (web site:
 www.colubris.com)
 
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    LAVAL, Quebec, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Colubris Networks Inc. a leading
 manufacturer of wireless LAN routers for small-to-medium sized businesses and
 Convergia Inc, an international wholesale carrier and service provider -- are
 to enter into an agreement to accelerate the deployment of wireless LAN
 technology and solutions to Latin American Service Providers.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010111/NETH004LOGO)
     "We are seeing incredible interest in our products from international
 markets," said Tony Rossiter, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of
 Colubris Networks Inc. "By partnering with Convergia, a global provider of
 Next-Generation IP networks, we strengthen our position in Latin America
 allowing us to focus on continued development of our leading edge secure
 wireless LAN solutions."
     "Convergia will provide enhanced voice and data services to corporations
 in emerging markets by providing fully converged communications systems that
 uses the network's points of presence (POP) around the globe," said Frederick
 H Miller, CEO, Convergia Inc. "With Colubris Networks products we are able to
 enhance our network by providing leading-edge CPE-solutions, while insuring a
 fully-managed service to our customers".
     Colubris Networks will be demonstrating it's latest wireless LAN router
 products at Networld+Interop (Booth # SC135) in Las Vegas, May 8-11th, 2001.
 
     Convergia Inc.
     Convergia is an international wholesale carrier and service provider. The
 company is an affiliate of Future Electronics (a Montreal-based global leader
 and innovator in the electronic components distribution industry). Future
 Electronics has annual revenues of over $3.5 Billion USD. Convergia is
 building an Internet Protocol (IP) network and positioning itself as a Next-
 Generation international voice and data wholesale/retail carrier. Our goal is
 to provide communication services to our customers, regardless of geographic
 boundaries. Convergia will deploy a standard infrastructure throughout the
 world, enabling its joint ventures to introduce innovative and enhanced
 services in a standardized and seamless manner to all its customers. This will
 position Convergia as a leader in the new telecommunications market. The
 company is developing a comprehensive global network that will transport
 multi-media traffic, including voice, video, fax, and data. Convergia is
 targeting market opportunities in Latin America, and in thirty-five countries
 where Future Electronics has a local presence, as well as in other emerging
 markets.
 
     About Colubris Networks
     Colubris Networks designs and manufactures high-speed, standards-based
 wireless LAN router solutions targeting the Enterprise, Small-to-Medium
 Business and Public area markets. Our Wi-Fi(TM) certified router products
 provide wireless LANs (WLAN) with connectivity to high-speed broadband
 networks such as the Internet using Cable, xDSL and broadband wireless modems.
 The products are designed upon open industry standards, incorporating IEEE
 802.11b wireless networking technology operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz
 frequency band. Each product integrates Virtual Private Networking, Enhanced
 Security and Firewall technologies. The company is a member of the Wireless
 Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and a sponsor member of the Wireless
 LAN Association (WLANA). Colubris Networks markets its products worldwide
 through Telco's, Cable Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added
 Resellers (VARS) and OEM partners.
     Colubris Networks is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada (web site:
 www.colubris.com)
 
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