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Press Release -- August 8th, 2011
Source: Overture Networks
Tags: Ethernet

Overture Networks Raises the Bar: Innovations Help Carriers Deliver Symmetric 200 Mbps Ethernet over Copper

Carrier Ethernet market leader paves way for ubiquitous high-rate connectivity

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 8, 2011Overture Networks, the industry’s trusted Carrier Ethernet solutions provider, has unveiled a series of innovations for its award-winning Carrier Ethernet-over-copper (EoC) solutions. With these latest additions, Overture helps carriers dramatically increase service bandwidth to 200 megabits per second (Mbps) and simplify the installation and operation of their services.  Carriers can now more easily meet increasing bandwidth demand, realize the full potential of their EoC services, and prepare for ubiquitous worldwide adoption of high-rate Ethernet connectivity.

“The need for higher-speed network connectivity continues unabated, driven by the convergence of bandwidth-intensive applications like enterprise automation, streaming media, cloud-based services, and mobile data. It truly sets the stage for a ‘perfect storm’, where carrier capacities and infrastructures are overwhelmed by surging demand,” said Vijay Raman, vice president, product management and marketing, Overture Networks. “Meeting this demand requires flexible, forward-looking solutions; Overture’s innovative technologies are helping service providers to surmount immediate challenges while allowing them to plan for long-term, network-wide integration of 200 Mbps symmetric service delivery over existing copper infrastructures.”

Among the upgrades Overture is making to its EoC solution portfolio is the introduction of higher rate adaptive span profiles to support up to 15 Mbps per copper pair. These newly expanded profiles greatly reduce turn-up times when compared to manual tuning, and ensure easier, broader deployment and adoption of 200 Mbps EoC services.

Other additions to Overture’s dependable and easy to use solutions portfolio are helping service providers and network operators streamline service validation, and lower installation and maintenance costs:

  • New packet capture capabilities allowing capture of data packets for onboard or external analysis. An extensive sub-system of advanced filters and filter chains enable improved visibility for network and service troubleshooting, reducing installation complexity and facilitating faster service turn-up.
  • Expanded support for ITU-T Y.156sam service activation methodology (soon to be known as Y.1564) streamlines device and service provisioning, as well as improving performance and stability testing. Rich sampling and testing functionalities also make it an essential verification tool for Service Level Agreement (SLA) contracts.
  • Newly extended Routing Information Protocol v2 (RIPv2) support facilitates single-box Ethernet circuit termination and IP routing CPE solutions. By transitioning from a two-box to a single-box solution, users can generate tangible operating expense cost-savings.

With the accelerated proliferation of advanced voice, data, and cloud computing services, service providers and network operators, such as PAETEC Holding Corp. are already leveraging Overture’s technologies in the delivery of symmetric 200 Mbps EoC services.

“Our substantial footprint encompasses a diverse array of clients ranging from SMBs to global enterprises; our mission is to cost-effectively deliver the faster and more reliable bandwidth that our customers need to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Clint Heiden, president of national accounts and fiber services, PAETEC. “Overture Networks EoC solutions are an integral part of our 200 Mbps strategy, and we’re pleased to have them as one of our trusted technology partners.”

For more information about Overture Networks, please visit www.overturenetworks.com or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.

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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