Cable & Wireless Optus Uses Clarent Products to Expand Global IP Telephony Services Wednesday 10 January 2001 PDF Print Clarent Software Allows Optus to Expand Its Global Footprint from Australia to More Than 70 Countries Worldwide REDWOOD CITY, Calif., January 10, 2000 * Clarent(tm) Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN), a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) communications solutions, today announced that Australian telecommunications service provider, Cable & Wireless Optus, has chosen Clarent communications products to power its Global VoIP (Voice over IP) Network Management Platform for long-distance calling services. The seamless integration of Clarent's network management software and carrier gateways with Optus voice and data networks will help this Tier 1 Carrier expand its footprint in Australia and to more than 70 countries served by Clarent-powered IP telephony networks. This VoIP expansion also positions Optus to meet the increasing demands of its customers for converged, value-added communications services. Alan Petts, Director International of Cable & Wireless Optus said, "We chose Clarent's IP telephony software and gateways for the backbone of the Optus Global VoIP network because it enables faster interconnections without sacrificing voice quality." "Clarent's carrier customer base gives us access to more than 260 global service providers that we're now able to trade minutes with. This is a significant step forward for expanding Optus VoIP network reach to important overseas markets," said Mr Petts. The Clarent Command Center(tm) will be used to manage and bill Optus IP telephony traffic, as well as provision and service its customers. Clarent VoIP Gateways, with C7 signalling capability, will be used to interoperate with multiple and diverse PSTN switched networks. Clarent ThroughPacket(tm) software also will be used to maximise network bandwidth utilisation. "With the integration of Clarent software into the Optus network platform, our IP-based communications platform is now used by the top three telecommunication service providers in Australasia, which transport more than 85 percent of Australian and New Zealand voice and data traffic," said Rich Heaps, COO, Clarent Corporation. "In the coming years, we hope to bring Clarent IP telephony solutions into the Australian local loop, which will allow local telcos to create additional income streams by offering innovative communications features to their local business and consumer customers." About Clarent Corporation Clarent Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN) is a global market leader in providing intelligent, software-driven products throughout IP-centric communications networks, serving more than 300 telecom service providers worldwide such as AT&T, NTT and China Telecom. Clarent solutions enable interconnection between communications service providers' networks and foster the creation of global footprints. In addition, Clarent's software platform allows carriers to develop multiple new features for consumers and enterprises. Founded in 1996, Clarent is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. and has offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. To learn more about Clarent, visit its web site at http://www.clarent.com About Cable & Wireless Optus Cable & Wireless Optus is Australia's leading integrated communications company - serving around four million customers each day. The company provides a broad range of communications services including mobile, national and long distance services, local telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services and pay television. Since commencing operations in 1992, Cable & Wireless Optus has invested more than AUS $7 billion in the construction of fixed, mobile and satellite networks, including central business district and suburban local access networks. These networks provide the company with an advanced technology platform capable of delivering integrated communications, information and entertainment services. Cable & Wireless Optus is a member of the Cable & Wireless Group, a leader in global communications operating in more than 70 countries around the world. Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the future use and functionality of Clarent's products in the Optus VoIP network and the expected speed of interconnections and voice quality provided by Clarent products. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including potential issues relating to successful deployment of Clarent's products in the Optus VoIP network as well as issues related to interoperability, technological performance, changes in market conditions, the international communications industry, and other factors which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described further in the risk factors discussed in Clarent's periodic filings with the SEC. Clarent, the Clarent logo, Clarent Command Center and Clarent ThroughPacket, are trademarks or registered trademarks, and "The Clearer. The Better" is a service mark of Clarent Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. 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