BTI Photonic Systems Ranked Canada's Fifth Fastest-Growing Company by PROFIT Magazine



    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - BTI Photonic Systems Inc., a global
supplier of microWDM networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit
services, today announced it placed 5th in the 19th Annual PROFIT 100 ranking
of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. Over the past five
years, BTI has experienced rapid revenue growth by offering service providers
microWDM solutions for the economical delivery of data-intense broadband
services in metropolitan Edge networks.
    "The PROFIT 100 companies are the new heroes of Canadian business,
creating jobs at home and products used around the world," said Ian
Portsmouth, Editor, PROFIT Magazine. "They've accomplished this by building
great employee teams, exploiting export markets, and rapidly responding to the
customer's fast-changing needs."
    Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth,
the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful companies. Published in
the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 100 is
Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.
    "We are honored to be named one of Canada's fastest growing and
successful companies," said Lance Laking, President and CEO, BTI Photonic
Systems. "This award recognizes BTI's dedication to delivering outstanding
innovation in the optical networking arena."
    BTI is committed to advancing the delivery of high bandwidth services for
companies servicing regional or metro networks. Its microWDM platform, the
Netstender, combines optical layer functions into an easily managed system
that extends reach and fiber capacity. The future-proof solution is scalable
and protocol-independent combining multiple streams of information for
transmission across a single fiber.

    About PROFIT

    PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, offers news, strategies, tips,
interviews and other resources to entrepreneurs leading Canada's growing
companies. Each year PROFIT - which currently reaches 373,000 readers
nationally - hosts a number of events that bring together business leaders in
the fast-growth segment and champions the interests of those leaders. PROFIT
was founded in April 1982 as Canada's first national magazine geared to
entrepreneurs. Visit www.PROFITguide.com

    About BTI Photonic Systems

    BTI Photonic Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and
cost-effectively to the skyrocketing demand for bandwidth in today's gigabit
world. The BTI Netstender(TM) platform-the industry's first microWDM system
with an open photonic-layer architecture-extends high-bandwidth transport
services to the metro network's edge. By consolidating key transport
capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion
compensation and wavelength translation) within a single network element,
Netstender delivers industry-leading capital and operational savings while
future-proofing networking capabilities. Addressing the needs for fiber relief
and reach extension-and enabling 10G, 1G, and metro Ethernet service
overlays-Netstender allows carriers to deliver gigabit services economically
while dramatically increasing their overall market footprint. For more
information, visit www.btiphotonics.com.




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For further information: Cerys Goodall, High Road Communications, (613)
688-1184, cgoodall@highroad.com


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