|[November 05, 2013]
Overture and AAPT Bring 80 Mbps Carrier Ethernet over Copper Services to Australia
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators
worldwide, today announced Australian telecommunications infrastructure
company AAPT is offering expanded 80 Mbps Mid-Band Ethernet availability
using Overture's industry leading Ethernet over Copper (EoC) platforms.
Additionally, APPT announced it had deployed its one-thousandth Overture
Ethernet over copper aggregation platform, marking a major milestone in
the expansion of its service footprint.
AAPT's Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet offerings include point-to-point and
multipoint E-Line as well as multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services.
These services also form the foundation of a number of other AAPT
products such as cloud computing, SIP, Internet, IP transit and IP-VPN
"Our Mid-band Ethernet services have been well received by businesses
that don't have a fibre option. Using Overture's proven Ethernet over
Copper solution, we recently doubled the top speed - up to 80 Mbps -
allowing us to deliver even higher symmetric bandwidth to support
demanding enterprise cloud and IP voice services," said AAPT CEO, David
Yuile. "Overture's EoC solutions have allowed us to differentiate our
Ethernet services with access to more locations, faster time to service,
higher performance and greater reliability. We are on track to reach 267
exchanges with the 80 Mbps service by the end of 2013."
"AAPT is a true innovator that is leveraging Ethernet over Copper to
expad the market opportunity for its services. They have taken full
advantage of the advanced features, such as zero-touch provisioning and
service assurance to deliver 'extreme performance' across all their
services and business functions," said Mike Aquino, CEO, Overture. "We
have been working with AAPT for a number of years and it is tremendously
rewarding to see them continue to innovate and experience well-deserved
Overture offers a full range of EoC solutions that leverage existing
copper infrastructures to increase the market reach for symmetric
business services, cloud connectivity, as well as small-cell mobile and
broadband backhaul applications.
For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com
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on Twitter (News - Alert).
AAPT is one of Australia's leading telecommunications infrastructure
companies offering data, cloud and internet services for
business, government and wholesale customers via its extensive national
network. Striving to deliver extreme performance across every level of
the organisation, AAPT's dedicated focus is on creating partnerships
with its business customers unmatched by its competitors. AAPT is 100%
owned by Telecom New Zealand (News - Alert) (TEL). For more information, visit www.aapt.com.au.
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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