IP Infusion and HFCL Partner to Deliver Open Networking 5G solutions

Integrating IP Infusion’s OcNOS® with HFCL open networking 5G Transport routers bring
innovations and increased flexibility with lower Total Cost of Ownership

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DELHI, India, April 19, 2022 – IP Infusion, a leading provider to
disaggregate telecommunications networks for global providers and HFCL Limited (NSE: HFCL
& BSE:500183), a leading telecom equipment manufacturer and technology provider,
announced today their partnership to deliver 5G Transport portfolio of products. The 5G
Transport products include Cell Site Router, DU (Distributed Unit) Aggregation Router, and CU
(Centralized Unit) Aggregation Router. IP Infusion’s OcNOS® integrated with HFCL-designed
high-performance 5G Transport routers will dramatically improve network efficiencies and
optimize telecom infrastructure as 5G rollout accelerates.

HFCL is currently investing in a portfolio of 5G products for the Radio Access Network (RAN)
and Transport. The transport network of Communication Service Providers (CSPs) needs
modernization due to much higher bandwidth per 5G cell site, densification of cell sites in 5G,
Ethernet and IP based transport, and new services with stringent latency requirements like
Drones, Autonomous Vehicle and Robotics-based precision manufacturing. HFCL is
developing 5G transport products for the fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul to help CSPs
transform their transport network.

This joint solution gives operators flexible vendor integration options that support affordable 5G
access. IP Infusion’s OcNOS® enhanced capabilities are custom designed to seamlessly work
with HFCL’s 5G Transport routers to reduce overall equipment and maintenance costs. HFCL
will also have access to IP Infusion’s world-class maintenance and technical support.

The 5G Transport router portfolio with IP Infusion’s network OS showcases leading-edge
innovations in multiple areas, including segment routing protocol for significantly increased
scalability, closed loop automation for continuous analytics optimizing the end user experience,
and increased power efficiencies. To detect and prevent security threats, a simplified
configuration interface delivers the benefits of maximum server hardening. HFCL managed the
full cycle from concept to design to implementation, tailoring the solution for the specific needs
of market use cases both for India and global customers.

HFCL’s 5G Transport products are based on merchant silicon, network dis-aggregated
architecture, and on open standards like TIP (Telecom Infra Project), and OCP (Open Compute
Project).

“This strategic partnership signals a huge step forward in our goal to help operators modernize
their 5G transport network which is critical for the successful rollout of 5G services,” said
Mahendra Nahata, HFCL Managing Director. “We are pleased to partner with IP Infusion, and
trust their exemplary record of flexibility, reliability and collaboration will equip us to bring a
highly efficient and future-proof solution to our market and to the rest of the world.”

“OcNOS® combined with HFCL’s proven hardware will revolutionize India’s telecom industry,
allowing for the deployment of new services quickly based on tested, and validated open
networking,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “This strategic partnership
will also comply with the Make in India initiative and is a major milestone in bringing open
architecture, broad access and innovation as 5G becomes a reality in India and global
markets.”

IP Infusion’s carrier-grade disaggregated networking solutions allow network operators to
create innovative services and accelerate new revenue streams. Its validated network
operating system, combined with HFCL-designed high-performance 5G Transport routers,
supports a diverse range of networking use cases. With HFCL’s and IP Infusion’s advanced
support services, network operators can migrate seamlessly to an end-to-end disaggregated
networking solution that delivers lower Total Cost of Ownership.

About HFCL

HFCL Limited is a leading technology enterprise engaged in manufacturing of high-end
Transmission and Access Equipment, Optical Fiber, Optical Fiber Cables (OFC) and is specialized
in setting up modern communication networks for Telecom Service Providers, Railways and
Defense.

The Company has state-of-the-art Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plants at
Hyderabad, Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plant in Goa and in its subsidiary i.e. HTL Limited at
Chennai along with FRP and ARP Rod manufacturing plant in its subsidiary at Hosur.

The Company’s in-house Centre for Excellence in Research located at Gurgaon & Bengaluru along
with invested R&D Houses and other collaborators at different locations in India and abroad,
innovate a futuristic range of technology products and solutions. Some of the newly developed
products through R&D are Wi-Fi Systems, Unlicensed Band Radios, Switches, Electronic Fuses,
Electro optic devices, and Video Management Systems. There is a suite of products under
development, which include Software Defined Radios, Routers, PON, 5G Transport and Radio
products, Wi-Fi 6 access points, Point-to-multipoint Radios and Ground Surveillance Radars among
others. Visit www.hfcl.com for more information.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.IPInfusion.com.

IP Infusion and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is a registered trademark or trademark of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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HFCL,
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HFCL,
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