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Press Release -- April 25th, 2018
Source: Champion ONE

Champion ONE Named as Finalist in the Leading Lights 2018 Awards

Champion ONE recognized as “Outstanding Components Vendor”

BEACHWOOD, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champion ONE, The Champion of Open Networking® and leading supplier of optical network solutions, has been named as a finalist in the “Outstanding Components Vendor” category of the 2018 Leading Lights, the global communications industry awards program run by Light Reading.

The trophy in this category is “awarded to the components vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.” Champion ONE’s accomplishments include its launches of a full line of white box switches and innovative 100G transceivers, plus an industry-leading Net Promoter Score and much more. Champion ONE has a 25-year track record of innovation and patent development, including recent awards for the uTune Director™, which programs tunable transceivers, and an Optical Protection Switch for network survivability during power outages.

The winners of this year’s awards, now in their 14th year, will be announced at a gala Leading Lights dinner on May 14, 2018, at the Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas.

“The standard of the entries to the Leading Lights awards improves every year, so it’s a real achievement to be shortlisted as a finalist in any of our categories and a testament to the innovation and efforts we witness every day in this industry,” said Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading. “Congratulations to Champion ONE.”

”We are honored to be considered for such a prestigious award,” said Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. “Recognition for Outstanding Components Vendor requires a commitment to organizational excellence, and it is a testament to Champion ONE’s customer-first approach and all of the hard work and dedication put forth every day by our growing Champion ONE team.”

For more information about the awards, visit the Leading Lights home page.

About Champion ONE

Champion ONE is a global supplier of open standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for the service provider, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and government sectors. The company’s transceivers, optical filters, and switches are optimized for use with the industry’s leading network equipment manufacturer platforms. For additional information about Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466 or visit


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