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11/10/2009

Capella Telecommunications, Inc. Named Channel Partner For Hitachi Node+Zero™ RFoG Solution

- Capella Will Serve As Stocking Distributor For Hitachi RFoG Solution In Canada -

ATLANTA, GA, November 10, 2009 - Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Capella Telecommunications, Inc., will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachiís Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in Canada. Capella will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachiís single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs. Capella serves customers across Canada, with corporate offices in Peterborough, Ontario and branch offices in Montreal and Vancouver.

"Hitachi is pleased to welcome Capella as a channel partner," said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. "Capella's reputation as a leading supplier to cable television network operators in Canada will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market for our Node+Zero RFoG solution."

"Our customers are very interested in the advantages offered by Hitachi's RFoG solutions," stated Capella's President, Norm Slater. "Capella's technical expertise and focus on superior products has made us a trusted partner to the Canadian cable industry, and we are delighted to now offer solutions from Hitachi, with its well deserved reputation for advanced technology and quality. We look forward to helping our customers deploy fiber optic access, including the operational cost savings and reliability advantages it provides."

About Hitachi

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets equipment for communications service providers the Americas. The company offers standards-compliant fiber-to-the-premises solutions, including EPON, GPON and RFoG systems, ultra high-speed optical networking equipment for long haul and metro applications, and products for wireless infrastructure applications.  For more information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit http://www.hitachi-cta.com.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About Capella Telecommunications Inc.

Capella is a Value Added Reseller providing the telecommunications industry and utilities with support services and products from world-leading manufacturers. Its focus on customer service and tailoring products to meet customers' specific needs has made Capella a leader in the communications industry. Capella stocks a full line of leading edge equipment for fully integrated video, voice and data solutions. Visit Capella at www.capella.ca.

Contacts
Mannix O'Connor
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
408-845-5336
408-858-2451 (mobile)
mannix@hitachi-cta.com

Phil Whetstone
Capella Telecommunications Inc.
705-748-3255
pwetstone@capella.ca

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