Vecima Broadband Wireless Internet Network Systems Operational in 12 Countries

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM), leading Last
Mile Solution(R) provider for broadband wireless and wired networks, today
announces unit delivery and deployment milestones for its Broadband Wireless
Internet Network (BWIN(TM)) product series. Based on proven Data over Cable
Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS(R)) technology for triple play
services and first released in 1999 where it was available only in 3.5 GHz,
Vecima's BWIN(TM) line of base stations and CPEs has expanded to offer
complete system solutions in 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and
5.8 GHz. To date, BWIN(TM) deliveries exceed 50,000 units and have been
deployed within 12 countries situated throughout Asia, Central America, Africa
and North America.
    Targeting underserved rural and economically developing regions where
broadband access had traditionally been unavailable, Vecima generated strong
demand for its Canadian manufactured BWIN(TM) product family offering a cost
efficient and rapidly deployable solution relative to laying cable
infrastructure. Additional benefits fueling service provider's demand for
BWIN(TM) included low-cost market entry, scalability and portability.
    "Our growth into the wireless space has been very positive because of the
success of our BWIN(TM) solutions," remarked Sumit Kumar, VP Corporate
Strategy. "To carve space for Vecima in this highly competitive market, we
relied heavily on our technical ability to customize client-specific solutions
while utilizing our in-house manufacturing to deliver systems in rapid
turn-around time. At the same time, we capitalized on positioning our sales
and marketing team to focus on specific niche markets. We are very confident
in reemploying this strategic outline to maximize our market space in the
WiMAX space moving forward."
    "Although historically a wired broadband technology, DOCSIS(R) is a
robust platform from which Vecima built its BWIN(TM) product family. In fact,
as the next generation broadband wireless standard, WiMAX leverages the
advantages of DOCSIS(R) by employing much of the MAC technology from the wired
predecessor. Vecima's intimate knowledge of DOCSIS(R) gained through years of
experience supplying the cable industry with DOCSIS(R) upconverters and QAMs
continues to be of significant strategic importance to both our BWIN(TM) and
VistaMAX solutions."
    Vecima, a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum, currently has shipped
WiMAX compliant gear for trial deployment to 27 customers in 15 countries.
Building upon the success of its BWIN(TM) systems, the company has continued
to invest heavily into research and development and sales and marketing of its
WiMAX line and is poised to deliver market leading WiMAX systems with mass
market adoption.

    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 three principal
markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. 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.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking
statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, such statements
are generally identified by the use of such words as "may", "will", "expect",
"believe", "plan", "intend" and other similar terminology. These statements
reflect Vecima's current expectations regarding future events and operating
performance and speak only as of the date of this news release.
Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should
not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not
necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be
achieved. A number of factors including, but not limited to, the factors
discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated
September 27, 2006 available on SEDAR (, 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

For further information:

For further information: Vecima Networks, Alan Brick, Investor Relations
Officer, (250) 881-1982,

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