Vecima Signs DOCSIS 3.0 Module Supply Agreement with Major OEM Customer



    VICTORIA, May 26 /CNW/ - Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima" or "the Company")
(TSX:VCM), a leading provider of equipment supporting broadband access to
cable, wireless and telephony networks, today announced it has signed an
agreement to supply DOCSIS 3.0 modules to a leading, US-based original
equipment manufacturer (OEM). Vecima, the world leader in DOCSIS transmitter
module technology, will supply modules for both a high density Modular CMTS
(M-CMTS) EdgeQAM platform as well as a low-density integrated CMTS platform,
with volume deliveries expected to begin in the fourth quarter of the 2009
calendar year. Developed to meet growing consumer demand for bandwidth, DOCSIS
3.0 provides a number of enhancements, most notably, channel bonding, support
for IPv6, and support for IPTV. Channel bonding provides cable operators with
a flexible way to offer up to 150Mbps service to subscribers.
    "These products represent an evolution of our previous generation DOCSIS
technology that was developed over multiple years, is broadly deployed and
currently serving about 60% of all data over cable traffic globally," said
Surinder Kumar, Chairman and CEO of Vecima. "Bringing products to market that
support next generation digital technologies and services is a core piece of
our multi-prong growth strategy and this supply agreement is an important step
forward in the execution of that strategy."
    Cable multiple system operators and the OEMs that supply them are
migrating to DOCSIS 3.0 to cope with the exponentially increasing consumer
demand for bandwidth.
    Consumer demand for bandwidth is being driven by:

    
    -   Faster and ubiquitous access for traditional applications including
        web surfing, email access, and Voice over IP;

    -   Emerging bandwidth hungry applications such as social networking and
        peer to peer (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter);

    -   Novel online video distribution models from traditional broadcasters
        such as ABC.
    

    Cable operators are responding to this demand by migrating to all-digital
networks. The large network bandwidth used by analog channels is being freed
up to increase network capacity for new digital services. Vecima's new modules
will be an important network component for these next generation digital
services.

    About Vecima Networks

    Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products
that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks.
Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the
complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service
providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide
broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice,
video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless)
services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and
cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system
directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile," by overcoming
the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last
mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets:
Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also
developed, and continues to focus on developing, products to address emerging
markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video.
www.vecima.com

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factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future
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Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should
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achieved. A number of factors including, but not limited to, the factors
discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report dated September
25, 2008 available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), could cause actual results to
differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking
statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news
release are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable
assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be
consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company
assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or
circumstances.





For further information:

For further information: Vecima Networks, Alan Brick, Investor Relations
Officer, (250) 881-1982, invest@vecima.com

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