|[October 02, 2013]
Scottish Provider Fluency Enhances Ethernet Services with Overture Solutions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators
worldwide, today announced Fluency Communications Ltd., a growing
Scottish wholesale network operator, is deploying its Ethernet over
Copper (EoC) platforms as part of a network expansion and strategic
initiative to offer improved, highly scalable Carrier Ethernet services
with much lower latency and greater resiliency than currently available.
Overture EoC platforms support Fluency's full suite of standards-based
Ethernet services to reach businesses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and
Aberdeen (News - Alert), with expansion planned throughout Scotland.
"Overture's EoC platforms are a great fit with our business model. The
Overture solution really stands out with a number of built-in features
that make it easier to activate services and assure performance to
ultimately deliver the time-to-service, low latency, quality of service,
and reliability that our customers need," said Charlie Boisseau,
director of Fluency Communications. "Because we've built our fiber
facilities out to the last mile, our Ethernet over Copper customers are
able to receive remarkably high performance in terms of throughput and
latency. This has led to a growth trajectory that has us on track to
double our network over the next few years."
Overture's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified solutions include edge and
aggregation elements and help speed deployment and simplify operations
through features such as integrated service activation testing, buil-in
copper test head, packet capture and zero touch commissioning. Capable
of bonding up to 32 copper pairs for high bandwidth applications,
Overture EoC solution platforms enable transport from 10Mbps to more
than 100 Mbps in typical network deployments. Additionally, with
advanced traffic management, line rate local switching, industry-leading
resiliency options and integration into Overture's recently announced
Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ service providers like Fluency have
the tools needed to differentiate their offerings.
"We are pleased to see our customers achieving success and growing their
business by staying at the forefront of technology," said Mike Aquino,
president and CEO, Overture. "Fluency is raising the bar for delivering
Ethernet services in Scotland. We congratulate them on their success and
look forward to an ongoing collaborative relationship."
For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com
or follow @OvertureNews
on Twitter (News - Alert).
Fluency is an Edinburgh based ISP and Telecoms reseller and wholesaler
which was acquired by Commsworld in 2012. It operates its own
carrier-grade Next Generation Network with multiple points of presence
in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and is in the process of
launching a new LLU network across Scotland in an effort to bring next
generation connectivity to businesses. Fluency has been a proponent of
peering in Scotland for many years and expects to be amongst the first
network operators to join IXScotland, a Scottish Internet exchange
expected to launch shortly.
About Overture Networks (News - Alert)
Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the
metro edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity
Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM,
Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™.
Ensemble OSA is the industry's first open architecture that
brings the benefits of the cloud, Software-Defined Networking (SDN),
Network Function Virtualization, (NFV) and open innovation to the metro
edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new
open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and
service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and
introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before
Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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