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Press Release -- May 9th, 2011
Source: Overture Networks
Tags: CLEC, Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange

Optivon and Overture Networks Deliver Puerto Rico’s First Mid-Band Metro Ethernet Network

Multimillion-dollar investment in network upgrades powered by Overture Networks’ technologies opens door to ubiquitous, nationwide Ethernet access

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 9, 2011 – Overture Networks, the industry’s trusted Carrier Ethernet solutions provider, today announced that innovative, multi-platform technologies are at the heart of Puerto Rico’s first mid-band Metro Ethernet network. A leading telecommunications services, wireless, and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the U.S. and Latin America, Optivon Inc., has deployed the company’s award-winning HN6100, HN400, and HN500 customer premises equipment (CPE) technologies as part of a multimillion-dollar investment into network infrastructure upgrades and enhancements. With the deployment, its network is reliably delivering high-bandwidth native Ethernet and direct Internet access to wide area networks across Puerto Rico.

“The debut of Puerto Rico’s first mid-band Metro Ethernet network is a milestone for Optivon and our customers alike,” said Luis G. Romero, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Optivon. “The demand for dependable, ubiquitous, 24/7 access to the high-speed, high-bandwidth Ethernet service needed to power today’s always-connected lifestyle is continuing to accelerate. With Overture’s world-class technologies, we’re better able to address that growing demand and deliver the high-quality service our customers have come to expect, no matter where they are within our network.”

Optivon’s network integrates a range of technologies pioneered by Overture, the recognized market leader in Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation platforms. These award-winning technologies include the HN6100, HN400, and HN500 CPE. The modular, multi-service HN6100 is a flexible platform enabling delivery of any service via any media from any port or slot, including high-rate Ethernet over copper. The HN400 facilitates point-to-point symmetrical Ethernet bandwidth and services, while the HN500 is an EoTDM demarcation platform for bonding of multiple PDH signals into a single connection. Together, the technologies form an efficient, cost-effective rapid-deployment Ethernet solution.

“We are delighted to add Optivon to our fast-growing global list of satisfied customers and partners,” said Kevin Sheehan, president, Overture Networks. “Overture has a comprehensive portfolio of creative next-generation, market-proven solutions.  By deploying these award winning products, providers like Optivon are maximizing operational efficiency and service quality while still cost-effectively meeting or exceeding customer requirements.”

In March 2011, Overture Networks and Hatteras Networks, each the respective leaders in their market segments, merged to become Overture Networks, resulting in the industry’s broadest Ethernet edge and aggregation solutions catalog. For more information, please visit www.OvertureNetworks.com.

About Overture Networks
Overture Networks is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and enterprise customers worldwide. The company’s flexible, high-quality and high-performance solutions help service providers fully leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by cost-effectively enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM, for applications ranging from speeds of 1Mbps to 10Gbps. With an award-winning universal Ethernet services platform, Overture Networks gives providers a competitive edge for demanding applications, such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture Networks is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.

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