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Companies to Collaborate in Delivering Bundled IP Traffic Management Solutions to UK Communications Companies and Service Providers


LONDON, (August 15, 2001)-Dyband, a supplier of IP traffic management solutions to service providers and enterprises worldwide, today announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with BT Wholesale to resell Dyband's products. Under the terms of the agreement, BT Wholesale will become the primary, preferred channel for the delivery of Dyband IP traffic management products and bundled solutions to the licensed telecommunications operator market in the United Kingdom.


"Our solutions portfolio ranges from end-to-end managed services to individual components, and we are excited about adding Dyband to the mix," said Steve Haines, director of marketing, BT Wholesale. "As a bundled solution, it adds real value, since it allows our customers to control their bandwidth usage and lower their operating costs. It fits with our goal of helping our customers succeed in their businesses and supports the position of BT Wholesale as a 'one-stop-shop' supplier, capable of building complete communications packages for our customers."


BT Wholesale provides comprehensive network services within the UK to more than 500 communication companies, network operators and service providers, including other BT businesses: BT Retail, BT Ignite, BT Wireless and BTopenworld.


"We are very excited about working with BT Wholesale," said Steve Getz, president of Dyband, a business of Orchestream. "Not only does BT Wholesale offer its customers a state-of-the-art Pan-European communications network, they recognise the need to go 'beyond the pipe' to deliver value-added solutions, like integrated bandwidth management, that meet the business needs of their customers."



The Dyband Solution


Dyband intelligent IP traffic management enables service providers to control bandwidth consumption, by IP address, for up to 50,000 individual subscribers and/or groups. By evaluating the bandwidth capacity/demand ratio 100 times per second, Dyband can shape individual and aggregate bandwidth usage based on real-time traffic conditions. Dyband's powerful approach to traffic management minimises network congestion and packet loss, and optimises Internet backbone utilisation.
Dyband also allows service providers to define and manage a virtually unlimited number of SLAs at distinct price points. Dyband delivers real-time visibility into bandwidth consumption across the entire network, allowing operators to make immediate service level adjustments, and provides comprehensive historical statistics for capacity analysis, "just-in-time" provisioning, usage-based billing, and customer and technical support.


About BT Wholesale


BT Wholesale offers connectivity to every corner of the UK. Its portfolio includes a comprehensive range of wholesale and service provider products including asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), internet protocol (IP) access, the bulk delivery of private circuits, frame relay and integrated services digital network (ISDN) connections for service providers and operators. In addition, BT Wholesale combines different products and services to provide single, simple communications solutions for its customers. BT Wholesale seeks to build complete communications packages working with its customers to help them succeed in their business.


BT Wholesale's strategy is to upgrade its network to next generation services, including ADSL; to extract efficiencies from the scale and scope of its operations; to broaden its customer base; and satisfy demand for bandwidth by applying new technology to boost capacity and lower costs. Its assets in the UK include fibre and copper networks, the core telecommunications network and local exchanges.


In addition, BT Wholesale has taken over the end to end management of broadband DSL. This move was designed to bring all elements of BT's broadband DSL delivery under one management team, including platform development, product development and in-life management, implementation and service assurance, marketing and channel development.

Further information on BT Wholesale can be obtained at http://www.btwholesale.com


About Dyband


Dyband is a provider of IP traffic management software and solutions to Internet access and enterprise networking markets. The company enables Internet service providers, application service providers, and enterprise organisations to dynamically control the bandwidth usage of individuals and groups by IP address and protocol; define and manage unlimited service levels; and monitor access services in real-time, while gathering historical data for analysis. Dyband's absolute control of bandwidth allows its customers to provide consistent, reliable access services while eliminating the need to provision to peak bandwidth demand, reducing operating costs and improving profit margins for its customers.


Dyband is headquartered in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, and can be reached via phone at 610-530-2000, via FAX at 610-530-2020, via email at info@dyband.com , or via the Internet at http://www.dyband.com

Dyband is a business of Orchestream Holdings PLC (http://www.orchestream.com).


Dyband and logo are trademarks of Dyband, a business of Orchestream. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders and are acknowledged by Dyband.


US Media and Analysts


Geri Gleeson
Dyband
Phone: 001 724 845 2107
email: ggleeson@dyband.com


UK Media and Analysts


Nicky Wheaton
MS&L
Phone: 020 7878 3000
Email: nicky.wheaton@mslpr.co.uk


Lauren Canter
MS&L
Phone: 001 617 437 7722 Ext: 2566
email: lauren.canter@mslpr.com


Jennifer Abbott
MS&L
Phone: 020 7878 3000
Email: jennifer.abbott@mslpr.co.uk

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