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Press Release -- May 18th, 2012
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Speakers Scheduled at Three Upcoming Industry Events: Carrier Ethernet Americas, Heavy Reading Webinar and TIA 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, MAY 18, 2012 – Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced its upcoming speakers’ participation at three key industry events. Overture will be represented on three panels at the Carrier Ethernet Americas to be held May 21-24 at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Overture vice president of Marketing and Product Line Management Vijay Raman will also be a featured speaker during Heavy Reading’s Webinar: Ethernet Service Management, which will take place May 30th at 11:00 AM ET. Additionally, Prayson Pate, Overture CTO, will co-chair a discussion at TIA 2012, which will be held June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

“We appreciate the invitations extended to Overture to participate in key industry events and welcome the opportunity for members of the Overture team to contribute to the discussions that provide useful discourse on the dynamic issues facing our rapidly evolving industry,” said Jeff Reedy, CEO Overture.

EVENT:           MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Americas

PANELS:        May 22nd, 13:30–MEF Seminar: Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and Mobile Backhaul

Mark Durrett, Director of Marketing

May 23rd, 14:10–Preparing for a Future in the Clouds

Mario Velez, Vice President of Sales, CALA

May 24th–16:20 Defining Ethernet for Datacentre Interconnect

Mark Durrett, Director of Marketing

WHERE:          Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Carrier Ethernet Americas 2012 event will host both operator and solution provider presentations delivering unique insight into the issues faced across the region and beyond from the emerging and developing markets alike.

EVENT:           Heavy Reading Webinar

PANEL:           May 30th, 11:00 ET–Ethernet Service Management

Vijay Raman, Vice President of Marketing and Product Line Management

WHERE:          Online: Click HERE to register.

This webinar will chart the real-world progress of Ethernet service management, examining the hurdles that need to be overcome to allow operators to access data about network performance on an end-to-end basis, including sharing that information across multiple networks. The session will provide an overview of key OAM standards such as IEEE 802.1ag, ITU Y.1731, Y.1564 and MEF 17.

EVENT:           TIA 2012

PANEL:           June 6th, 9:00–Virtualization of the Access Network

Prayson Pate, CTO

WHERE:          Gaylord Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The TIA 2012 Conference & Exhibition is a unique industry event focused on innovation and thought leadership. TIA 2012 is the annual gathering of the community of technology suppliers that form the foundation of the global communications experience.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, Texas. For more information, visit

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