Foxconn Interconnect Technology and iPhotonix Launch Solutions to Open Optical Access Networking

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Joint Delivery Aims to Unlock FTTx Interoperability and Product Innovation

Our collaboration on new optical access solutions is expected to revolutionize optical networking in the coming years

Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd., (“FIT”) and iPhotonix announced a launch of a joint solutions and collaboration effort on delivering new technologies within the optical access. The collaboration will center around interoperability, standardization of optical access networks, manufacturing and design expertise to create new and better carrier-class solutions.

FIT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., (“Hon Hai”) the largest consumer electronics manufacturer in the world. iPhotonix is an industry innovation leader for the transformation of optical access, network functions virtualization, and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technologies.

The joint solutions cover a wide array of areas of cooperation and allow access to new markets by expanding mutual geographical presence. This partnership will leverage FIT’s large manufacturing capabilities with the extended functionality and scalability of iPhotonix’s software at the forefront of access technologies. Together the parties will introduce a large portfolio of FTTP devices (both active and passive) for enterprise and residential environments and market them to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across the USA, Europe and Latin-America.

“We are very excited to deepen our relationship with FIT and enhance our combined offerings by using our complete portfolio of carrier grade FTTP products, and leading-edge enterprise NFV solutions,” said Amir Elbaz, CEO of iPhotonix. “Our collaboration on new optical access solutions is expected to revolutionize optical networking in the coming years.”

By joining forces, FIT and iPhotonix will be able to offer CSPs increased capacity, cost-competitiveness, rich industry expertise and knowledge, and offer a multitude of value added services.

"As often requested by our customers in the USA and Europe, we are now in a position to offer a complete set of optical access solutions. This is a strategic move that will strengthen our position as a leading supplier for carriers," said Mr. Yan Margulis, Vice President of Sales, FIT.

“Together, we plan to bring new solutions to market and accelerate adoption of advanced and open optical networks, while simultaneously improving the business case for CSPs,” continued Mr. Elbaz.

Like in data centers and other access technologies, optical access networks are evolving toward open, standards based approach common across all other elements.

About Foxconn Interconnect Technology
FIT is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and has over 70,000 employees worldwide. FIT is led by CEO Sidney Lu, and is ranked among the top interconnect companies worldwide by revenue. FIT recently announced the acquisition of the subsystems products and related assets of the Fiber Optics Product Division of Avago Technologies Limited. A team of over 900 Avago employees, including highly talented engineers and seasoned marketing professionals located in San Jose, CA, Breinigsville, PA, and Singapore, and a manufacturing team located in Mexico will become part of a newly created FIT Optics business unit.

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About iPhotonix
iPhotonix is a Richardson, Texas based company and is the leading emerging technology provider for the optical access transformation occurring throughout the globe in the residential, business, enterprise and mobile backhaul markets. iPhotonix develops and markets via its iVolve brand, the world’s first Multi-System Operable Optical Access Platform. This platform utilizes its own complete and comprehensive array of GPON and Active Ethernet access devices (ONTs, MDUs, RGs, etc.) and delivers the richest feature set of integrated voice, video, high-speed data and gateway solutions. iPhotonix augments its optical access offering with its powerful and agile iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) platform that enables communication service providers to create network managed services for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to deploy traditional managed services. iPhotonix has a rich history of innovation, R&D experience and delivering reliable solutions for communication services providers. iPhotonix is advancing open and modular software platforms that simplify network operation complexity, enables multi-vendor hardware deployments, and seamlessly connects the physical and virtual network elements. Our solutions are tested and deployed by many CSPs around the world.

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We are disclosing forward-looking information so that investors, potential investors, and other owners can better understand Foxconn Optical Interconnect Technologies, Inc. and iPhotonix (the “Companies”) future prospects and make informed investment decisions. The information in this press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Any forward-looking statement made by the Companies speak only as of the date on which it is made. The Companies are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter their forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

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