Overture and Spanish Internet Provider SARENET Team to Enhance Regional Service Offerings
BROADBAND WORLD FORUM, AMSTERDAM, NL, October 16, 2012 – Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced SARENET has selected its 4000 and 400 platforms as the cornerstone of a new deployment that will offer customers up to 20Mbps services (with capabilities up to 60Mbps) using Overture’s Ethernet-over-copper (EoC) solutions. This agreement marks another milestone for the Spanish Internet provider that has been first-to-market with numerous technology advancements and premium business services since its inception in 1987.
SARENET selected the Overture solution based on its ability to provide a robust solution that will extend rate and reach beyond its competitors, exclusive service management capabilities – including zero touch provisioning – and extensive quality of service controls. This allows SARENET to rapidly deploy a competitive Ethernet offering utilizing local loop unbundling with increased service speeds and reach while improving overall quality and reliability.
“This new EoC deployment was a very heavily vetted product decision for us, as SARENET is extremely dedicated to customer satisfaction,” said Alberto Alvarez, director tecnico at SARENET. “The Overture Carrier Ethernet solution provides increased bandwidth capability, flexible QoS and superior reliability as well as a number of service management tools that ensure we can deliver on our commitment to our valued customers.”
Overture’s EoC solution enables high-speed Carrier Ethernet services over existing copper infrastructure. The Overture 400 demarcation device enables service providers and network operators to deliver feature-rich business broadband services to the last-mile, while the 4000 pay-as-you-grow aggregation platform delivers centralized management and switching for up to 120 of the Overture 400s. Together, the solution delivers from 1Mbps to nearly 100Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet services to each customer over bonded copper and helps service providers like SARENET turn-up new services quickly with the tools to manage SLAs and deliver premium Quality of Service (QoS) options.
“It is always a privilege to announce a new customer, but even more so when they share our passion and focus for putting customers first,” said Mike Aquino, President and CEO, Overture. “We welcome the opportunity to continue working with SARENET to enable differentiated next-generation services for their customers.”
From January 1995, Sarenet (www.sarenet.es) offers Internet services to companies and institutions in Spain and is consolidated on the top ten Internet Service Provider list from Spanish Telecommunication Markets Commission, CMT. SARENET is a long time member of several Internet Exchange Points, including Espanix and AMS-IX, and has deployed a network including more than 30 Ethernet/ xDSL access points and five Data Centers which is key for the unparalleled quality of its Virtual private networks, VoIP, co-location, hosting and cloud services.
About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.