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Press Release -- April 4th, 2013
Source: Overture Networks

Overture to Participate in 2013 Open Networking Summit’s SDN PlugFest

Company will demo new 6500 Service Delivery Platform and Ensemble OSA™ for software-defined services at the metro edge

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 04, 2013 Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced it will participate in the SDN PlugFest to be held during the Open Networking Summit (ONS) April 15-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center & Hyatt. The Overture 6500 is the first platform in the company’s new Open Service Delivery Family and the industry’s first Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) Ethernet aggregation for any access method, supporting fiber, E-Access, copper, SONET/SDH, and TDM.

Overture recently introduced the 6500, as well as its open service architecture, Ensemble OSA™, which employs the principles of software-defined networking and Network Function Virtualization. The company’s participation at the ONS SDN PlugFest will demonstrate how the 6500 and Ensemble OSA™ can be incorporated into multi-vendor networks to minimize operational complexities and optimize service creation, activation, and assurance.

“It’s rewarding to have the opportunity to work with other industry leaders in an SDN PlugFest to demonstrate real-world examples of SDN applications and use cases,” said Prayson Pate, chief technologist, Overture. “As a company, we’ve fully embraced the concept of open service delivery and we look forward to pursuing the benefits of SDN and other cloud-based technologies to the service provider metro edge.”

Overture will be exhibiting at ONS in Booth #207.

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About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM, Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™. Ensemble OSA is the industry’s first open architecture that brings the benefits of the cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and open innovation to the metro edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe. For more information, visit

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