SOURCE: Optelian


October 22, 2009 08:00 ET

Georgia Public Web Selects Optelian DWDM Network

OTTAWA and MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, today announced that Georgia Public Web has deployed a 40-channel, long-haul, multi-node, inter-state DWDM network utilizing Optelian's LightGAIN optical transport system.

Georgia Public Web (GPW), a non-profit facilities-based company providing internet access and other telecommunications services to communities, carriers, and customers throughout Georgia, had requirements to upgrade a large multi-node CWDM network to a higher capacity DWDM network. After considering several vendors as well as the incumbent, GPW chose Optelian for their highly modular, flexible DWDM solutions.

"Optelian has an excellent reputation for providing trouble-free optical transport systems and for providing comprehensive support before, during, and after the sale," said Jim Hendrickson, VP and CTO at GPW. "We spoke with people at Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers who use Optelian products. Based on their recommendations, we felt the superior quality of Optelian systems and especially their ability to deliver on time was ideal for our requirements. It was mission critical for us to deploy a highly-reliable system that could be installed expeditiously."

This 40-channel DWDM network spans over 1,400 km and has 29 nodes. The system provides for add/drop and regeneration capabilities. GPW is taking full advantage of LightGAIN's modular architecture. Plug and play transponders, amplifiers, dispersion compensation, and DWDM modules made it very easy to support the unique service and optical requirements at each site. Optelian's any-rate 2.7Gb/s and 10Gb/s tunable transponders provide significant cost savings for sparing requirements.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with a highly respected service provider like GPW," said Dave Mills, VP Sales at Optelian. "GPW has built a world class optical transport network that delivers a wide range of services throughout Georgia and North Florida. The LightGAIN platform will allow GPW to seamlessly and non-disruptively scale future services as their customers' demands increase."

"The service we received from Optelian was outstanding," commented Mr. Hendrickson. "We had two lengthy segments in the network that were hot cutovers. Together with Optelian, we were able to turn the routes up without any service impacting outages and adhere to our committed service dates. We received outstanding technical support from Optelian from day one. They have a can-do attitude and work hard to ensure that the job is done right, and on time."

Optelian will be displaying its LightGAIN optical transport system in booth 2820 during SUPERCOMM 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago, October 21-23, 2009.

About Optelian

Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 200 customers and over 80,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. Since 2002, Optelian's portfolio of optical solutions has enabled telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility and enterprise customers to expand their fiber capacity so they can increase revenue, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The company's Sales, Marketing and Service operations are located in Marietta, Georgia, with in-house development and manufacturing based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit

About Georgia Public Web

Georgia Public Web is a member owned non-profit corporation formed in 1998 that is "Bridging Georgia's Digital Divide" by delivering high-end telecommunication services to communities throughout the State of Georgia.

Georgia Public Web is a facility-based technology solutions company operating an advanced facilities-based telecommunications network with over 3,000 route miles of active fiber optic cable. GPW products include:

--  High-speed Internet access
--  Point-to-Point private lines offering broadband connectivity
--  Frame relay services
--  Technical consulting services
--  Network operations center/collocation services

Contact Information

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    Keira Shein
    Wilkinson Shein Communications for Optelian
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