TeraSpan and Navigata Build Next Mile for Trafford

TeraSpan and Navigata Build Next Mile for Trafford Publishing

Vancouver, B.C., April 12, 2005 - TeraSpan Networks, an Ignition Point subsidiary (TSX-VEN:IPN), and Navigata Communications Ltd., a member of the SaskTel group of companies, announced today that they have provided a Vertical Inlaid Fiber (VIF) network for Trafford Publishing in Victoria, BC.

Flemming Andersen, Trafford Publishing ITS Manager, noted, "TeraSpan and Navigata have provided us with a link between two of our locations which enables us to implement a wide range of telecom services, including a LAN between our printing facility and main office, easily and cost-effectively. As well, the advantage of having fiber is that it scales to our future needs."

"Navigata has a variety of products and services to meet the growing telecommunications requirements of businesses," stated Daryl Silzer, Navigata President & CEO. "TeraSpan's Vertical Inlaid Fiber solution is an innovative means to bring customers the cost savings we have to offer, while at the same time offering a dedicated, reliable link between sites."

"TeraSpan's technology is an ideal fit for interconnecting businesses like Trafford Publishing who have multiple locations. We are pleased to work with Navigata in offering customers the flexibility of fiber networks and the services they allow," said TeraSpan COO Lisa Payne.

About TeraSpan Networks

TeraSpan Networks Inc. is a Vancouver-based fiber optic supplier of cost-effective last-mile fiber optic solutions. TeraSpan's unique 'Vertical Inlaid Fiber' offers a rapid, cost-effective method of installing fiber networks in the metropolitan environment. Although current last-mile solutions vary tremendously in the transport mediums and technologies they use, fiber remains the solution of choice in delivering reliable, always-on, high-speed broadband service. Visit TeraSpan at www.teraspan.com for more information. TeraSpan Networks Inc. is an Ignition Point company.

About Trafford Publishing

Trafford Publishing provides an innovative service for self-publishing authors known as "on-demand publishing". Trafford was the world's first company to provide this service in 1995, and has grown steadily ever since. Over 6000 authors (representing more than 7000 titles) from 90 countries use this service. Trafford currently launches about 250 new titles every month - roughly 2% of all new books published in North America.

Trafford Publishing has offices in Canada, USA, UK and Ireland - www.trafford.com

About Navigata Communications

Navigata offers a full range of products to address the needs of businesses, including data networking, high-speed Internet, hosting services, data center co-location, managed security solutions, long distance and local phone services. The Company has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Navigata is a member of the SaskTel group of companies, the leading full service communications company in Saskatchewan. Visit Navigata at www.navigata.com.


For further information, please contact:

Lisa Payne
Chief Operating Officer
TeraSpan Networks Inc.
Phone: 604 684-8711

Navigata Communications Ltd.
Phone: 877 477-5266