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Press Release -- May 23rd, 2013
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Closes $8 Million in New Funding to Accelerate Innovation

Financing fuels new Ensemble OSA software and services development, Carrier Ethernet platform innovation, and expansion of R&D centers domestically and abroad

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 23, 2013 Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the company has secured an initial equity investment of $8 million, with an opportunity to raise up to $11.7 million, to support new software, hardware and service development initiatives. The new funds will accelerate the introduction of the company’s Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ (OSA) software and services as well as ongoing innovation of its Carrier Ethernet product portfolio. Today, five of the top seven Carrier Ethernet service providers worldwide and eight of the ten USA-based Carrier Ethernet service providers deploy Overture products.

Overture also announced the opening of two new development centers that will augment the company’s existing engineering team based in its Research Triangle Park, North Carolina headquarters. The company’s newest facilities are located in Westford, Massachusetts and Bangalore, India and are currently being staffed.

Our industry is changing rapidly around advancements in software-defined and virtualized network services, initiatives that will enable us to advance Overture’s market leadership position in Carrier Ethernet. We are committed to providing our customers a competitive edge through the optimization of their service creation, activation and assurance,” said Mike Aquino, president and CEO, Overture. “We are encouraged by the endorsement of industry analysts and customers around our direction. We are further energized by the investor commitment this funding represents. It will allow us to drive innovation to help service providers deliver a winning customer experience to their end users.”

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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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