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ISPcon Europe 2001

Booth #125


Agreement Further Expands RC Networks' International Sales and Marketing Capabilities in Europe and Asia Pacific

RC Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DSL-driven, in-building broadband access solutions, today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership with Congruent International, a global provider of international outsourcing services to telecommunications companies. Under terms of the agreement, Congruent will work with RC Networks to expand its sales channels initially in 16 countries, with the focus on European and Asia Pacific markets.

"Widespread demand for high-speed broadband access is now a reality in international markets as well as the U.S., and we want to capitalise on these opportunities quickly," said Michelle Conyers, vice president of international sales at RC Networks. "Congruent has the expertise and resources that will help us expand our current capabilities and accelerate our penetration of these markets as the demand for broadband services by businesses and building owners increases."

Congruent applies its outsourcing model to high-tech companies' international operations, thereby offering a scalable solution that provides faster results and greater return on investment than developing solutions in-house. The firm's portfolio includes consulting, marketing support, channel management, approvals and certification, recruitment management and field support services. The company's regional headquarters are located in Boston, London and Hong Kong, with satellite offices in Paris, Rome, Madrid, Beijing and Sydney.


"By leveraging our in-depth expertise, RC Networks is poised to strengthen their position in the global marketplace," said Nicholas Doyle, president of Congruent International. "Developing strong sales channels in today's highly competitive markets is an important step toward establishing a strong market share and yielding real revenue. This above all is our real added value."

RC Networks' RC8000Plus product family is a comprehensive line of next-generation DSL access concentrators that enables service providers to deliver value-added services such as Internet access, VoDSL, VoIP, video and VPN in one easy-to-install package. It offers advanced features that provide bandwidth flexibility and AnyPair technology that delivers in-building DSL access over existing in-use telephone wires. It also provides support for any available network access service such as Frame Relay or ATM, and simultaneous support for Layer2 switching and Layer3/4 IP QoS routing. These unique features give service providers the capability to offer a broad range of advanced business services.

About RC Networks

RC Networks, based in San Diego, Calif., USA, is a privately held, venture-backed company that develops and markets DSL-driven, in-building broadband access products for the global multi-tenant unit (MTU) market. These high-speed Internet access solutions enable telcos and other service providers to offer high-performance voice and data services easily and cost effectively. For more information, visit http://www.rcnets.com


or call (877) RC-LIT-UP (877-725-4887) or 858-450-3370 (international).

About Congruent International

Congruent's resources span the globe, with locations carefully chosen to cover important time zones. From these central locations, the company's network of employees, distributors, and business partners extends out into more than 50 countries on five continents. These resources can be mobilized virtually overnight, making it easier to do business on a global scale. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.congruent-int.com


For further information contact:

Donna Burke

RC Networks

+1 858 450 3436 ext. 1243

dburke@rcnets.com


Marvin Reynolds

Congruent International

+1 617 619 3680

jmreynolds@congruent-int.com


Press Contact:

Catherine Eyres/Mary Brain

Strategic Alliance International

+44 1494 434434

catherinee/maryb@strategicpr.net

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