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Optelian Packs Four Times More Capacity onto Fiber

Contact: Louise Boyling

Tel: 1-613-688-8000 x2130 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Email: louise.boyling@optelian.com


Packs Four Times More Capacity onto Fiber


New Muxponder Aggregates 4 OC-48/STM-16/OTU-1 Systems onto 1 Fiber or C/DWDM Wavelength


Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA March 30th, 2009


Optelian’s new 4 x 2.5 Gb/s Muxponder is a break-through for high-growth networks. Up to four OC-48/STM-16 or OTU-1 systems can now be aggregated into one 10.7 Gb/s OTU-2 signal to go onto a single fiber or onto a single wavelength of a C/DWDM system.


This economical and quick-to-deploy solution is a boon for both established network operators experiencing fiber exhaust due to growth in their networks and for new operators with limited fiber who are trying to expand their businesses.

In addition to aggregation, the muxponder converts the signal to OTU-2, adding the benefits of G.709 OTN. These include spanning longer distances with an additional 6/8.2 dB gain from GFEC/UFEC forward error correction, as well as enhanced performance monitoring paired with protection path switching.


“When used as part of Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport system, the MPX-3GOTN is astonishingly easy to engineer, install, and turn-up,” said Ellen Warren, Optelian Product Manager. “Whether the network operator has existing OC-48/STM-16 or OTU-1 systems they want to consolidate or whether they want to add these systems but have limited fiber available, this new muxponder dramatically reduces deployment time and cost and brings in revenue faster.”


About Optelian

Optelian designs and manufactures optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, many of the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have chosen Optelian for quick delivery, custom designs, and great service. Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.

Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario. International headquarters are in London, UK, with offices, partners, and distributors worldwide. Optelian is TL 9000-H registered.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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CSSA to Offer Optelian Optical Transport Systems

Contact: Louise Boyling

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CSSA to Offer Optelian Optical Transport Systems

Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA March 17, 2009


CSSA (Communications Supply Service Association) is now offering Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport system and LightPRO optical test and turn-up portfolio to its independent telephone company members, bringing them access to top quality bandwidth provisioning at affordable prices.


LightGAIN CWDM and WDM systems are a perfect fit for independent carriers facing fiber constraints in their networks; LightGAIN’s low cost and flexibility allow these carriers to address applications from inter-office to remote terminal cabinets. ROI from new revenue-generating services is also achieved more quickly when Optelian’s FTTx/PON products are used to provide the required bandwidth.


“Partnering with Optelian demonstrates CCSA’s commitment to helping rural telephone companies enhance their competitiveness in delivering broadband and advanced services to their customers,” said Scott Davison, Vice President of Strategic Product Development for CSSA. “The Optelian LightGAIN system, with its low power consumption, ease-of-use, and outstanding reliability, is ideally suited to provide high-bandwidth transport in rural areas.”

The LightGAIN CWDM system is RUS listed.


“We are delighted to be working with CSSA,” said Charlie Hancock, Director of Business Development at Optelian. “They not only have broad reach with 200 members in 40 states, but they also have top-quality technical support services to assist with engineering, installation and support.”


About Optelian

Optelian designs and manufactures optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, many of the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have chosen Optelian for quick delivery, custom designs, and great service.


Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario. International headquarters are in London, UK, with offices, partners, and distributors worldwide. Optelian is TL 9000-H registered.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.


About CSSA

CSSA was developed over 30 years ago as a strategic alliance of independent telephone companies to promote the development of rural telephone companies in the U.S.

The Association’s mission is to deliver technology solutions that will enhance each member’s competitiveness. Through service excellence and continuous member involvement, CSSA has developed beyond traditional product distribution and now offers benefits to members such as centralized professional support services and technology training programs.


For more information, visit www.cssa.net.

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New Hardened Modules for Outside Plan

OMX-8H CWDM Pigtailed ModuleOMX-8H CWDM Pigtailed ModuleContact: Louise Boyling

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Optelian Takes CWDM Off the Shelf; Puts Passive Optics in Splice Trays Two New Hardened CWDM & DWDM Modules for Outside Plant Applications


Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA March 13, 2009


Optelian is pleased to introduce two new hardened modules to aid the installation of CWDM, DWDM and other passive optics in outside plant facilities where rack space is often times unavailable.


First off, Optelian is now offering CWDM in a pigtailed module format. Up to 8 CWDM wavelengths and a 1310nm wavelength can be added or dropped with pass-through wavelengths also supported. Applications can be unidirectional or bidirectional. This compact stand-alone module at less than 3˝” x 3˝” x 1” fits in the most crowded cabinets and is hardened for harsh outside plant environments.


Secondly, Optelian’s highly-reliable passive optics are now available in splice tray packages. These modules are fully customizable with a choice of WDM, CWDM, and DWDM filters, splitters, circulators, and other optics. They can now be ordered in industry standard splice trays such as Tyco Electronic’s FOSC-B or D-TRAY, and Preformed Line Products (PLP)’s COYOTE.


“Optelian is known for high-quality, reliable, and affordable optical transport equipment. Now outside plant engineers can take advantage of these systems in many more applications,” said Dave Mills, Vice President of Sales at Optelian. “Adding new customers and new services at the edge of the network can be done quickly at the lowest cost, even when existing fibers are all currently in use.”



About Optelian


Optelian designs and manufactures optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, many of the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have chosen Optelian for quick delivery, custom designs, and great service. Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.


Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario. International headquarters are in London, UK, with offices, partners, and distributors worldwide. Optelian is TL 9000-H registered.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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EMBARQ Logistics to Distribute Optelian Optical Transport Systems

Contact: Louise Boyling

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Email: louise.boyling@optelian.com


EMBARQ Logistics to Distribute Optelian Optical Transport Systems


Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EMBARQ Logistics is building strength in its optical transport portfolio with Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport and LightPRO optical test and turn-up products. EMBARQ Logistics has earned the trust and respect of a majority of telecom providers in North America through decades of dedicated service. Optelian will be working with EMBARQ Logistics to focus on promoting WDM, CWDM, FTTx and PON products into Tier 2, 3 and 4 telecommunications companies.


Optelian’s LightGAIN CWDM products are a perfect fit for smaller carriers facing fiber constraints in their networks. With this agreement, EMBARQ Logistics can now offer a CWDM optical transport platform that is intuitively designed for these companies. LightGAIN’s low cost and flexibility allow these carriers to address applications from inter-office to remote terminal cabinets.


EMBARQ Logistics also offers engineering, installation, and training services which will be useful for larger projects sold through either EMBARQ Logistics or Optelian’s direct sales force when additional project resources are required.


“Given their geographic coverage and broad range of relationships with target Tier 2, 3 and 4 customers, EMBARQ Logistics will be invaluable for expanding distribution of Optelian products,” said Charlie Hancock, Director of Business Development at Optelian.


About Optelian

Optelian designs and manufactures optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, many of the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have chosen Optelian for quick delivery, custom designs, and great service. Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.


Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario. International headquarters are in London, UK, with offices, partners, and distributors worldwide. Optelian is TL 9000-H registered.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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Optelian Expands African Sales Strength

South African-based MCT Telecommunications Signs Up to Sell Optelian Systems

Optelian is pleased to announce an agreement with MCT Telecommunications to sell and support Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport systems and LightPRO test and turn-up tools. MCT Telecommunications is based in Johannesburg, and has clients throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.


“MCT Telecommunications is an ideal partner for us. Africa is the fastest growing telecommunications market in the world, and MCT has enormous credibility in this market” said Clifford Watson, Managing Director, Optelian International Corporation.


“In our experience with African networks we have identified extreme temperatures, power consumption and space as key concerns for African Telcos,” said Masopha Moshoeshoe, Chief Financial Officer of MCT Telecommunications, “Optelian’s compact footprint, low power draw, and environmental hardening make its equipment a perfect fit for these conditions.”


About MCT Telecommunications

MCT Telecommunications has specialised in the Operational Support Business for more than 20 years, and the company has expanded its product portfolio to include total solutions in the field of Operational Support Systems for copper and fibre cable networks, premium optical transport systems, last mile technology for ISDN and DSL network protocols, copper and fibre termination products and accessories, network security products, and software application and remote test applications for DSL networks.


MCT has also added a comprehensive portfolio of services enabling it to provide a national turn-key capability and program management for network build and rehabilitation projects, as well as a fully managed service from a national NOC (Network Operations Centre) for copper and fibre networks. MCT’s comprehensive service proposal for Managed Services on fibre networks is unique in SouthAfrica and MCT has total market share in this area.


For additional information regarding MCT Telecommunications, please go to www.mct.co.za.


Optelian provides optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have been choosing Optelian for product reliability, quick delivery, custom designs, and great service.

Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.

Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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Optelian Achieves TL9000 Registration

Optelian is pleased to announce that TL 9000 registration has been awarded in recognition of Optelian’s Quality Management System conforming to TL 9000 standards for processes used in the design, development and manufacture of optical transmission systems.


As an extension of ISO9001:2000 for the telecommunications industry, TL 9000 assures telecom

purchasers that the registrant has met the highest quality standards in the industry and reduces the need for them to do their own vendor quality audits.


“Our success in achieving this goal is due to the tremendous dedication and teamwork of everyone in at Optelian,” said Louise Boyling, Director, Corporate Quality and Administration. “The TL 9000 registration and audit process was straightforward for us as our business processes have always been closely aligned with our corporate values of providing superior quality products and service”.


“TL 9000 registration is external recognition of our on-going commitment to product quality and our

pursuit of continuous improvement,” said David Weymouth, President, Optelian.


Optelian’s TL 9000 registration was done by BSI Management Systems Canada . BSI is a global provider of assessment, certification, and training for management systems implementations. BSI is accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for TL 9000 standards.


Optelian provides optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have been choosing Optelian for product reliability, quick delivery, custom designs, and great service.

Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.

Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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Alaska Power and Telephone Uses Optelian CWDM

Alaska Power and Telephone Uses Optelian CWDM

Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T) has deployed Optelian’s LightGAIN CWDM system to optimize fiber and tie DSL platforms together on a 22-mile point-to-point fiber link between Skagway and Haines, Alaska.


Dave Vogel, Skagway Manager, AP&T commented that the LightGAIN system “is very easy to install and turn up”. While always available to customers, Optelian’s installation and support service was not required; installation and turn-up were completed entirely by AP&T. The system has been up and running for several months.


General Manager, Telephone Operations, Eric Logan stated, “Optelian was easy to work with and equipment delivery was timely.” He also noted “the LightGAIN equipment is simple, transparent, and has very low power consumption.”


About Alaska Power and Telephone

Alaska Power and Telephone is one of the most progressive communications and energy providers in the State of Alaska. For 50+ years, employee owned AP&T has served over 30 communities stretching from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of SE Alaska. Serving over 12,000 households and business customers, AP&T offers an array of services to Alaskans, from energy to cutting-edge voice, video and data communications built on a foundation of fiber-optic, landline and wireless technologies.


About Optelian:

Optelian provides optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have been choosing Optelian for product reliability, quick delivery, custom designs, and great service.

Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.

Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com.

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Optelian Establishes Strong Presence in Japan

Optelian is pleased to announce an agreement with JTS Corporation to sell and support Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport systems and LightPRO test and turn-up tools. JTS is based in Tokyo and has clients throughout Japan.


“JTS is the perfect distribution partner for this market. Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, and as such will have a very high demand for Optelian’s products. With its technical proficiency and wide array of contacts, JTS is ideally placed to make this arrangement an extraordinary success” said Clifford Watson, Managing Director, Optelian International Corporation.


“The Japanese never settle for second best. With a sleek system that is designed for maximum efficiency and durability, from the highest quality Japanese and North American components, we are confident that Optelian’s equipment will be extremely popular in Japan” said Tomoji Kojima, CEO of JTS.


About JTS Corporation

JTS Corporation is an importer and distributor of telecommunications and networking products. Established in 2004, JTS has become the supplier of choice for telecommunications companies seeking the latest in products for triple-play broadband services.


JTS is a distributor for many high tech companies, including Omnitron Systems Technology, Compunetix, and Patton Electronics, with products ranging from media converters and xDSL through to Video/Audio conferencing systems. For all its products, JTS offers comprehensive technical support and maintenance.


For additional information regarding JTS, please go to http://www.j-ts.com/.


About Optelian: Optelian provides optical transport systems for telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers worldwide. Since 2002, the world’s largest telecommunications network operators have been choosing Optelian for product reliability, quick delivery, custom designs, and great service.

Optelian’s carrier-grade system, LightGAIN, saves power and is easy to use. Compact LightGAIN systems support a full range of optical transport applications in all segments of the network.

Optelian sales, service, and marketing are based in Marietta, Georgia; development and manufacturing are based in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

For additional information regarding Optelian, please go to www.optelian.com

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OPTELIAN LightGAIN Optical Transport Systems in Czech Republic

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Ottawa ON/Marietta GA,

Optelian is pleased to announce that the Czech-based services provider OptoNet Communication has selected Optelian’s active CWDM and management system, to provide services to Ceské Radiokomunikace, the second largest telecom provider in the Czech Republic. OptoNet is using Optelian’s LightGAIN RGN-3GSF CDWM system to provide STM-1 and STM-4 transport as well as Optelian’s full network management suite, to provide it with a complete overview of the network services it is providing to Ceské Radiokomunikace.


Ceské Radiokomunikace a.s. is the leading provider of broadcast services in the Czech Republic, and was the first carrier to launch public digital television broadcasting in the Czech market place. Ceské Radiokomunikace is the largest alternative telecommunications provider, and second largest operator of land lines in the Czech Republic.


OptoNet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OPTOKON. Co., Ltd., a Czech company specializing in optical fibre, test and measurement equipment, and optical transport solutions.


About Optelian

Optelian provides innovative optical transport solutions for Service Provider and Enterprise networks. Optelian was established in 2002 and supplies its products to some of the world’s major carriers. Its flagship system, LightGAIN, is a carrier-grade platform that is unmatched for cost effectiveness, flexibility, and simplicity. Quality, On-Time Delivery, and Customer Care are Optelian hallmarks every employee is committed to providing.

The RGN-3GSF is Optelian’s protocol independent Quad SFP regenerator card that handles data rates from 10 Meg to 2.7 Gig.

Optelian is Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING OPTELIAN, PLEASE GO TO www.optelian.com

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