Vecima Establishes Software Development Expansion Facility in India

    VICTORIA, BC, April 26 /CNW/ - Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM), a leading
Last Mile Solution(R) provider for broadband wireless and broadband wired
networks, announces today the opening of a new software development expansion
facility in Mangalore, India. The company has made this strategic decision as
a result of its rapid growth and increased requirements for high performance
embedded software design. The 8,000 square foot facility immediately adds
about 10 personnel to Vecima's growing software research and development team.
Vecima expects the new facility to increase its staffing to approximately
50 personnel within a few months while continuing to build upon its base of
software development engineers in Saskatoon. The company now employs over
670 people, the vast majority of whom are based in Saskatoon, including
approximately 140 research and development staff.
    "The new software facility in India will immediately add critical
resources to further Vecima's in-house software development capabilities,"
said Dr. Surinder Kumar, Vecima's Chairman and CEO. "As Vecima's growth
continues, we anticipate our demand for software personnel to increase and
this new facility in Mangalore provides us direct access to a world-class pool
of talent."
    Mangalore, situated on India's southwest coast, was chosen for its large
number of technology focused educational institutions, providing Vecima access
to a growing pool of highly skilled workers. The new software research
expansion facility marks Vecima's second corporate location in Asia following
the opening of an Asia-Pacific Regional Sales Headquarters in Australia in May

    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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