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International Service Providers Quick To Adopt New Broadband Access Software From Efficient Networks

DALLAS - Telecommunications Companies in Asia and Europe Implement Efficient's tango Access Software

Efficient Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens Corp. and a global leader in digital subscriber line (DSL) customer premises equipment (CPE) and client access software, today announced that tango Access International Edition, available for only a few weeks, has penetrated the global marketplace. tango Access was selected by telecommunications companies in Asia and Europe because it simplifies access to broadband services on any type of broadband network-DSL, cable or wireless-while also supporting concurrent access to multiple next-generation, revenue-generating broadband services. tango Access, Efficient Networks' next generation advanced PPPoE client, contains connectivity options for subscriber logons, multi-session capabilities, new services selection, dynamic routing and Quality of Service (QOS) configurations. In addition, the software can be easily branded by service providers, and its graphical user interface customized to meet specific marketing requirements.

These benefits are what drove Terilogy, one of the largest telecommunications systems integrators in Japan, to order 1.5 million licenses of the software. "tango Access enables subscribers to connect to broadband networks seamlessly," said Takao Tsubuki, president of Terilogy. "But equally important is the fact that the software supports dynamic routing and multiple sessions that let providers increase the profitability of their broadband offerings with new services."

Hanaro Telecom in Korea, another new user of tango Access, selected the software because it could easily be branded to appear as if it were the company's own offering. In addition, the software could be offered, out-of- the-box, in the Korean language.

New East European carrier customers for tango Access include Telecom Poland and Slovak Telecom (Slovenske Telekomunikacie, A.S.). In both cases, these service providers will be relying on tango Access for rolling out a new broadband offering. Telecom Poland is projecting to roll out an additional 20,000 ADSL lines in 2002 and another 100,000 lines in 2003, while Slovak Telecom is anticipating as many as 30,000 new subscribers by the end of 2003.

"These new customer wins for a product we announced just a few weeks ago are a clear indication that tango Access is delivering to the international community the reliable broadband access features they need," said Sundar Raj, vice president of Access Software at Efficient Networks. "We are certain that, as impressive as these early successes are, they are only the beginning of a sweeping acceptance of tango Access as a global standard for broadband access. We are also anticipating that existing EnterNet 300 customers will also want to migrate to tango Access."

About Efficient Networks Efficient Networks Inc., a Siemens company, is a leading global provider of broadband Internet access products that employ digital subscriber line (DSL) and T1 technology. The company's voice and data access solutions enable high-performance network services for both small to mid-sized businesses and consumers. As part of its complete broadband solution, Efficient Networks also provides network management systems that extend from the core of carriers' networks to the subscribers' desktops. Efficient Networks works closely with network equipment vendors, incumbent and competitive carriers, and Internet service providers around the world. The company's goal is to accelerate the adoption of broadband networks and services. Efficient Networks is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.efficient.com

About Siemens Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. (ICN) is a leading provider of integrated voice and data networks and solutions for enterprises, carriers and service providers. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Siemens ICN's two primary divisions, Enterprise Networks and Carrier Networks, deliver innovative answers to customers seeking to reduce operating costs and grow revenues. Efficient Networks, a Siemens-owned affiliate company, provides broadband Internet access products. For more information: www.icn.siemens.com

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs some 450,000 people in 193 countries, and reported worldwide sales of more than $74 billion in fiscal 2001 (10/1/00 - 9/30/01). The United States is Siemens' largest market, with nearly 80,000 employees and sales of $18.9 billion for fiscal 2001.

For more information about Siemens in the U.S., go to www.usa.siemens.com

Forward Looking Statements: Statements in this press release regarding Efficient Networks, Inc. that are not statements of historical fact may include forward looking statements, and statements regarding Efficient Networks' beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward- looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Efficient Networks' actual results could differ materially from these statements.


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