Overture Optical Ethernet Solutions Shortlisted as Multi-Category Finalists in Prestigious Annual IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards

Leading global solutions provider joins elite group of contenders in world-class competition recognizing Carrier Ethernet innovation and achievements
Date: 
Jul 18, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 18, 2012 – Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced that its Overture 1400 multi-access Carrier Ethernet and Overture 4800 10GbE optical Carrier Ethernet platforms have been named as finalists for the 2012 IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, during Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Attracting hundreds of entries from around the world, the prestigious yearly Carrier Ethernet Awards celebrates notable achievements made by Carrier Ethernet solution providers. Judges for the annual competition include industry luminaries, such as analysts and telecommunications executives, who award accolades to organizations demonstrating outstanding quality, innovation, and leadership in the Carrier Ethernet space. Presented during Carrier Ethernet World Congress, one of the largest global Ethernet networking and services conferences and exhibitions, the awards are a mark of distinction for finalists and winners alike. Of the 13 finalists announced today, Overture is one of only three to be recognized across multiple categories.  Overture received the nod for both its Overture 1400 and Overture 4800 platforms.

A modular, multi-access Carrier Ethernet demarcation platform, the Overture 1400 facilitates robust, reliable Carrier Ethernet service delivery over both native Ethernet and existing infrastructures. The flexible and scalable 1Gbps native Carrier Ethernet demarcation unit supports optional DS1/E1, DS3/E3, SONET/SDH network facing interface modules, dramatically simplifying the operational complexities associated with providing a ubiquitous Ethernet service offering over multiple access media. 

The Overture 4800 is a powerful yet cost-effective 10Gbps optical Carrier Ethernet platform supporting 10GbE service demarcation, 1GbE and 10GbE service aggregation, linear and ring topologies, and wholesale E-Access service demarcation. With its versatile, forward-looking architecture, it is ideally suited for a wide array of applications and settings, including Enterprise-grade business services and mobile backhaul.

“Fueled by the convergence of high-performance services and applications with rapidly growing numbers of connected users and devices worldwide, service providers and network operators are seeking for creative, unconventional solutions for breaking the broadband bottleneck and streamlining their operations.  Overture’s Carrier Ethernet platforms offer a smarter and simpler way to meet spiking demand while holding the line on per-Mbps costs,” said Jeff Reedy, CEO, Overture. “We are very pleased that Overture’s innovative Carrier Ethernet platforms have attracted the notice of the 2012 IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards judges, and wish our fellow competitors the best of luck in the final round of judging.”

Additional information and details about the 2012 IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards is available online at http://carrierethernetworld.com/awards. For more information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.