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Press Release -- May 17th, 2011
Source: Overture Networks
Tags: Datacenter, Ethernet

Overture Networks’ ISG 400 Begins Shipping to Commercial Customers

Innovative solution addressing ubiquitous Ethernet demands makes its market debut


Overture Networks, the industry’s trusted Carrier Ethernet solutions provider today announced the general commercial availability of its ISG 400 platform. The ISG 400 is a modular Gigabit Carrier Ethernet edge platform enabling ubiquitous 1Mbps to 1Gbps Carrier Ethernet services across existing transport infrastructures and native optical Ethernet. Currently being rolled out by top-tier network operators, the ISG 400 offers a feature-rich solution for a variety of applications, such as enterprise access, mobile backhaul, and carrier network demarcation.

“Operators today face a multi-faceted challenge: how to provide ubiquitous business Ethernet  and wireless services, while maintaining optimum performance and service levels, and doing so without driving up operational expenses,” said Vijay Raman, vice president, marketing & product management, Overture Networks. “With innovative solutions like the ISG 400, service providers can deploy a single best-in-class Carrier Ethernet demarcation device over any network transport infrastructure while getting a differentiating edge that allows them to stand out in a congested marketplace.”

The ISG 400 is a comprehensive Carrier Ethernet edge solution that comes standard with six gigabit Ethernet interfaces and a rich feature set for native Ethernet transport.  Where native Ethernet connections are not available, with the simple addition of a plug-in module the ISG 400 can be configured to provide identical Ethernet services functionality over existing SONET/SDH and DS3/E3 transport. Additional support for bonded DS1 and E1 transport is slated for release in July 2011. An ideal solution for enterprise access and mobile backhaul, and in vertical applications such as financial services, datacenters, and cloud computing access, the flexible ISG 400 allows carriers to cost-effectively meet carrier-class performance and QoS demands while realizing greater operational efficiency.

Overture Networks’ Mark McDonald, vice president, product management, will be a featured TIA speaker on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. He will explore the challenges and benefits of SONET/SDH-to-Carrier Ethernet migration during his presentation, “What Must Happen for Ethernet to Replace SONET/SDH at the Network Edge?” Don MacNeil, vice president, Carrier Services Operations, XO Communications, will also join him during the presentation. Overture Networks representatives will also be available to discuss the ISG 400 during TIA 2011 at booth number 804.

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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

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