Westell Technologies Raises Fiscal Second Quarter 2009 Guidance

Improvement Driven by Increased DSL Modem and Gateway Orders


Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of broadband products, gateways and conferencing services, today announced the company is updating its revenue and earnings guidance for the fiscal second quarter of 2009.

Revenue for the fiscal second quarter of 2009 is now expected to be between $41.0 and $43.0 million, which equates to a loss of $0.07 to $0.09 per diluted share. The original revenue range of $37.0 to $39.0 million, or loss of $0.10 to $0.11 per diluted share, was provided in the company's fiscal first quarter 2009 earnings release on July 23, 2008.

"The primary drivers behind the increased guidance are additional orders for our ProLine and VersaLink DSL gateways needed to address incremental volume requirements for a High Speed Internet marketing promotion by one of our valued customers as well as cost containment," said Westell Chief Executive Officer Bernie Sergesketter. "This situation is just one example of Westell's commitment to developing innovative products that our clients need."

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a holding company for Westell, Inc. and ConferencePlus, Inc. Westell, Inc. designs and develops broadband telecommunications access products. ConferencePlus, Inc. is a collaborative Application Service Provider that manages and hosts voice, video, IP applications and back-office services. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Westell's Web site at www.westell.com.

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