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Press Release -- August 6th, 2014
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Ensemble OSA™ Receives 2014 NFV Pioneer Award

Company recognized for advancing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Services at the Metro Service Edge

Aug 6, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., August 6, 2014 Overture today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the company a recipient of a 2014 Internet Telephony NFV Pioneer Award, presented by Internet Telephony magazine. Overture received its award for Ensemble OSA™, the company’s open architecture for software-defined services at the metro service edge. The Internet Telephony NFV Pioneer Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving Network Function Virtualization.

“We are pleased that Ensemble OSA is recognized as a leading innovation that is bringing the benefits of NFV to the metro service edge,” said Prayson Pate, CTO and senior vice president, R&D, Overture. “Working together with our products that deliver Carrier Ethernet 2.0 across all access types, Overture’s Ensemble Open Service Architecture helps service providers open up new revenue opportunities through dynamic, on-demand and automated services.”

Market research shows Carrier Ethernet investments increasing 50% over the next four years, and SDN/NFV investments increasing an order of magnitude in that same period. Service providers seeking forward-leaning metro service edge solutions can draw upon Overture’s Ensemble OSA-enabled products to optimize service creation, activation and assurance, creating an environment for rapid service innovation, reduced operational complexity, and lower costs through automation. Ensemble OSA helps maximize operational efficiencies and helps providers introduce new revenue-generating services faster and easier than ever before.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Internet Telephony NFV Pioneer Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “As leaders in Network Function Virtualization, these recipients are blazing the trail as true pioneers within their industry. I look forward to seeing their future innovation and successes.

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About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro service edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and its new Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide are maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing 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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