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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2011
Source: Overture Networks
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Router, Wavelength

Sidera Networks Deploys Overture ISG 6000

Leading service provider upgrades with Carrier Ethernet to reduce operational costs and deliver reliable service

Research Triangle Park, February 22, 2011 – Overture Networks, the industry’s trusted Carrier Ethernet solutions provider, today announced that Sidera Networks, a premier provider of high-capacity communications services, is using Overture Networks’ award-winning ISG 6000 Carrier Ethernet aggregation platform to expand its Ethernet services footprint. The deployment of the ISG 6000 platform is helping Sidera Networks cost-effectively support its customers and maintain its commitment to delivering cost-effective, comprehensive solutions at the highest level of quality.

Sidera Networks, formerly RCN Metro Optical Networks, is a facilities-based provider offering a full suite of communications services throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., and in Chicago and Toronto, with over 1500 on-net locations, 355,000 fiber miles and 24 co-location facilities in the nation’s busiest communications corridor.

“As Sidera Networks, we were searching for a simple, cost-effective and efficient way to aggregate our Ethernet over TDM traffic,” said Patrick O’Hare, vice president of engineering and operations for Sidera Networks. “After detailed review, we concluded that Overture’s ISG 6000 would not only allow us to aggregate this traffic, but also consolidate network elements,” concluded O’Hare.

Overture Networks’ ISG 6000 helps service providers such as Sidera modernize their networks and continue to deliver existing IP and Ethernet services. By using the ISG 6000 instead of TDM interfaces, such as channelized DS3 or OC3/STM1 on routers, service providers can save up to 70 percent on CapEx while reducing their physical and power footprint. In addition, because the ISG 6000 supports a number industry standard encapsulation protocols such as PPP, MLPPP, Frame Relay and HDLC, service providers who install the ISG 6000 to aggregate their T1/E1 and DS3 based IP and Ethernet services can do so without making changes to their customer’s CPE.

“Sidera has emerged as one of the premier service providers in a large geographic region, and they are committed to delivering a rich set of services to their customers,” said Jeff Reedy, CEO of Overture Networks. “Our ISG 6000 enables Sidera to update their network at the lowest possible capital expense with no disruption to their customer located devices—all while reducing their operation costs substantially. We are pleased to be a trusted partner in their network.”


About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC,, formerly RCN Metro Optical Networks, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services that ensure optimal business performance to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, internet access, colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that spans from Maine to Virginia, out to Chicago and up to Toronto, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.

About Overture Networks
Overture Networks is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 250 service providers and enterprise customers in 34 countries worldwide, including 10 of the top 15 US Carrier Ethernet service providers. Its innovative solutions have proven to be integral to a service provider’s ability to fully leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply service revenues and streamline operational costs. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, TX, Overture Networks is relentlessly focused on providing solutions at the ever-expanding edge of the network. With its patent-protected, award-winning family of products for both business services and cell site backhaul, Overture Networks uniquely combines the packet-switched and circuit-switched worlds into a single architecture—at cost points that make it extremely attractive to offer Carrier Ethernet services to any size location—over optical fiber or copper transport. For more information, visit

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