Optelian - 2/12/2013
Optelian Unveils 100G Platform
Optical networking specialist Optelian today launched the MPX-9110 flexible 100G platform. As the industry’s most compact and efficient 100 Gb/s solution, the
MPX-9110 provides comprehensive service-delivery capabilities in a standalone 1RU form factor.
Configurable as either a muxponder or transponder, the MPX-9110 can aggregate and transport any mix of 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over a
100G OTN DWDM wavelength. When deployed in place of 10 Gb/s wavelengths, the MPX-9110 provides a tenfold increase in capacity per wavelength,
enhancing ROI and deferring costly overbuilds. The platform also allows network operators to support new services, providing 40G and 100G over existing
infrastructure engineered to support 10 Gb/s connections.
"Internet usage, driven by bandwidth-intensive video streaming and enhanced user connectivity via multiple devices, will surge in the coming years. Operators
need innovative ways to leverage their existing infrastructure while increasing capacity,” remarks Optelian’s CEO, David Weymouth. “Our analysis indicates
100G offers a 30% cost-per-bit savings relative to 10G transport strategies. Optelian’s solution enables efficient scalability and supports the rapid deployment and
management of new, revenue-generating services.”
The MPX-9110 is fully compatible with existing 10 Gb/s networks and offers network operators a comprehensive set of features:
Network flexibility – 10/40 Gb/s muxponder and 100 Gb/s transponder in one device
Service aggregation options – 10x10 Gb/s, 1x40 Gb/s + 6x10 Gb/s, 2x40 Gb/s + 2x10Gb/s
Client support – 10/40/100 GbE, OC-192/STM-64, 8/10G FC, OTU2/3/4
Best optical reach - DP-QPSK DWDM line interface with coherent optical receiver plus FEC
Standalone design – Service delivery, management and OSC in a compact 1RU form factor
With a 100G network solution using the Optelian MPX-9110 platform, network operators have an effective means to evolve existing 10-Gb/s-based networks to
address critical bandwidth requirements while improving performance. This offers new revenue-generating services and lower operational costs.
Optelian - 9/25/2012
Optelian Hires Industry Veteran Glenn Byess to Lead New Optelian Service Organization
Optical networking specialist Optelian announces today that it has hired industry veteran Glenn Byess to head up its Optelian Services, Inc. division. Optelian
recently formed the new service division to increase the efficiency of product installations and to underscore the importance of highest-quality service to its
broad customer base. Byess will lead this new division out of Optelian’s Marietta, Georgia, location.
With more than 22 years of industry experience, Byess was most recently an Installation Regional Manager at TE Connectivity, where he led communications
and optical networking infrastructure deployments for primary Tier 1 carriers. In this role, Byess was the single point of contact for customers on optical transport
equipment training, web portal training, supplier awareness, “Ask Yourself” handbook requirements and all Network Planning & Engineering quality standards.
Byess oversaw a team of more than 55 professionals and led the service cost center for a nine-state regional footprint across the southern U.S.
“Smooth installations happen like clockwork – one time in, one time out, and no customer issues,” explains Byess. “That’s what I’m here to reinforce at Optelian.
A company’s service really begins once the purchase orders are issued. High-quality ongoing maintenance and service signifies a company that cares for its
existing customer base and goes the extra mile. We already do this at Optelian, but the new service division will continue to provide and expand the top-notch
experience that our clients are used to.”
“Glenn has a strong background in optical network installation, test and turn-up,” states Dave Mills, Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at Optelian.
“Optelian has always been focused on providing excellent customer service. With Glenn leading our new division, Optelian is now able to offer a broader
installation and service experience. Glenn’s rich history working with customers such as AT&T and Verizon demonstrates his high levels of professionalism and
technical expertise. We are delighted to have him as part of our team and look forward to growing our service organization with Glenn at the helm.”
Optelian - 9/4/2012
Optelian Announces LightGAIN DWDM Deployment by Myanmar Post and Telegraph While on Canadian Trade Mission
Optical networking specialist Optelian is accompanying the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific
Gateway on a trade mission to Southeast Asia. In conjunction with this trade mission, Optelian is pleased to announce that Myanmar Post and Telegraph (MPT)
is utilizing Optelian’s LightGAIN Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems for its cellular backhaul and backbone network. MPT is installing a state-of-
the-art wireless infrastructure throughout the country with support and installation services from Myanmar World Distribution.
“MPT chose Optelian’s DWDM system for their backhaul network as it is the best fit for their operational requirements,” comments Josephine Su, Director of
Myanmar World Distribution. “Their next-generation transport network requires a highly scalable solution with support for Ethernet services. The flexible
LightGAIN system architecture, with its integrated Ethernet aggregation functionality and its quality and reliability, addresses the demands of MPT’s network
growth and challenging environmental conditions.”
“We are proud to have this opportunity to participate in Myanmar’s telecom infrastructure development and to contribute to its economic development,” says
Mike Perry, President of Optelian. “To support rapid growth, smart mobile devices, and high bandwidth applications, we have worked with Myanmar World
Distribution to create a scalable design, using state-of-the-art network technologies, to future-proof the MPT network.”
Minister Ed Fast said, “Emerging from decades of isolation, this country is poised to accelerate its economic growth and I’m pleased that Canadian technology
will play a role in raising the standard of living of the Burmese people as economic and democratic reforms go hand-in-hand.”
Optelian - 6/27/2012
Optelian Adds Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Service Networking Card to LightGAINTM Portfolio
Optical networking specialist Optelian is pleased to announce the addition of the FLX-1610 multi-service networking card to the LightGAIN portfolio. It provides
high-density, multiprotocol aggregation and flexible deployment options that improve network efficiency and offers unprecedented service delivery flexibility to
The high-density FLX-1610 card has 14 SFP ports aggregating any mix of client services, and two XFP line ports to handle both linear and ring topologies. Any
combination of protected or unprotected Ethernet, SONET/SDH, storage, and video client services (155 Mb/s to 4.25 Gb/s) can be supported up to a
cumulative bandwidth of 10 Gb/s per XFP port. The line interface is OC-192 with optional G.709 OTU2 encapsulation and tri-FEC for enhanced reach. The FLX-
1610’s deployment options include 10-Gb/s and 20-Gb/s point-to-point muxponder modes, as well as a distributed add/drop networking mode where services
can be cross-connected between any FLX-1610 within a linear ADM chain or UPSR-protected 10G ring.
“Adding the FLX-1610 makes LigthGAIN a compelling solution in the evolution of optical networks,” said Sheldon Walklin, Chief Technology Officer at Optelian.
“The FLX-1610’s service aggregation capabilities significantly improve wavelength utilization efficiency on networks that must accommodate a mix of transport
protocols. It is an attractive alternative to legacy MSPPs, with the ability to address multiple applications, such as cell backhaul, multi-service access and
aggregation, data center interconnect and video distribution.”
The FLX-1610 card is part of the portfolio of Optelian products that was recently MEF-9 certified.