ITRAN'S PLC TECHNOLOGY POWERS BPL (BROADBAND OVER POWER LINES) INTERNET SERVICE TRIAL IN CHINA

Preminet, Inc. an affiliated company of the Japanese Kinden Corporation has recently announced the receipt of a follow-up order for its PLC Internet distribution equipment based on ITRAN Communications` broadband PLC chipset.

Preminet, Inc. (http://www.preminet.co.jp/) an affiliated company of the Japanese Kinden Corporation has recently announced the receipt of a follow -up order for its PLC Internet distribution equipment based on ITRAN Communications` broadband PLC chipset.

Since March 2003, Preminet Inc. and Linecom Inc. (an affiliated company of the Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. - http://www.kepco.co.jp/english/) have been participating jointly in a 150 -apartment BPL trial, held in a housing complex in Beijing, China. The trial is being conducted by FibrLink Networks Co., LTD., a broadband telecommunications operator, controlled by the State Power Telecommunication Center, which is owned by the power telecommunication companies of all the 36 provinces in China (http://www.fibrlink.com/English/eindex.php).
Due to the stable and robust performance of the PLC equipment provided by the Preminet & Linecom group(1), FibrLink has decided to expand the trial, using equipment provided by that group only. The group was the only participant in the trial that that managed to present a stable and robust BPL transmission and Internet distribution using only the electrical wiring. The Preminet & Linecom group has been given a very high assessment due to the good sensitivity, operation stability and low cost of its PLC equipment, which is based on the broadband PLC technology developed by ITRAN Communications. FibrLink has recently ordered 2,000 additional units from Preminet for the trial expansion phase.
`We are delighted that our partners in Japan are expanding their activities overseas, using our robust PLC technology`, said Avner Matmor, ITRAN`S CEO. `We believe that PLC is the ideal technology for `No New Wires` Internet distribution in buildings and this trial greatly demonstrates this concept`.
SOURCE: ITRAN(2) Communications Ltd. (www.ITRANcomm.com)
Notes: 1. The PremiNet & LineCom group includes Kinden Cooperation, MACNICA, ALPS ELECTRIC CO., Kansai Electric Power Co., Matsushita Electric Works and ITRAN Communications.
2. ITRAN Communications Ltd., intends to slightly change the spelling of its name to YITRAN Communications Ltd. this will be announced later this year.
3. All products and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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