Vecima Signs Supply Agreement with Télébec for BWIN Wireless Radio System

    Product supports broadband network extension for rural data and voice

    VICTORIA, April 14 /CNW/ - Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") (TSX:VCM), a
leading provider of equipment supporting broadband access to cable, wireless
and telephony networks, today announced it has signed an agreement with
Télébec, a member of the Bell Aliant Regional Communications group, to supply
Broadband Wireless Internet (BWIN(TM)) base stations and customer premise
equipment. This equipment uses existing cable infrastructure to support rural
subscribers with high speed data and voice services over a wireless network.
Vecima designed the Remote Rural Broadband System (RRBS) to specifically meet
Télébec's needs throughout the Quebec region using radio spectrum recently
made available by Industry Canada. The equipment has successfully passed
extensive field trials and installation at customer sites is expected to begin
    "We are seeing good strength in our wireless business, supported by this
and other recent contract wins, and believe the growth will continue for our
BWIN(TM), WiMAX and SDR radio platforms," said Vecima Chief Executive and
Chairman, Dr. Surinder Kumar. "Our design work on this product demonstrates
our ability to develop customer-focused solutions and helps support our
strategy to diversify revenue streams and balance OEM and direct customer
    Vecima's BWIN wireless system builds on the powerful and cost effective
DOCSIS(TM) standard for cable equipment and provides an excellent solution for
high bandwidth wireless services reaching beyond the wired limits of a cable
infrastructure. Full carrier class performance is combined with easy
installation and set-up for rapid deployment and quick return on investment.
The equipment features fully weatherized units offering consistent performance
and reliability in the harshest climates.

    About Télébec

    Québec's leading regional telecommunications company, Télébec and its
subsidiaries provide a complete range of integrated and innovative
telecommunications services to more than half the province. Télébec's 150,000
customers are located in 300 municipalities across Québec. This vast territory
of 750,000 square kilometres is bounded to the north by the James Bay
territory, to the south by Venise-en-Québec, near the U.S. border, to the west
by Ville-Marie in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and to the east by the
    Combining leadership and innovation to perfect an already
well-established network, Télébec has continued to grow since its creation in
1969, through a series of acquisitions, mergers and strategic integrations
that have made it one of the largest telecommunications companies in Québec. A
member of the Bell Aliant Regional Communications group, Télébec has, over the
years, also become an important agent for the economic development of the
communities it serves.

    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.

    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 Report dated September
25, 2008 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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