SOURCE: Optelian


October 13, 2010 10:00 ET

Blackfoot Telecommunications Deploys Optelian 40-Channel DWDM

OTTAWA, ON and MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, today announced that Blackfoot Telecommunications Group has deployed its LightGAIN 40-channel DWDM system.

A significant advantage of the LightGAIN is its building-block architecture -- optical network functions and system intelligence are packaged in standard plug and play modules. As a result, network designs are quickly and easily configured for any application.

Blackfoot was experiencing increased customer demand for new 10 Gb/s and GbE services but its existing fiber ring was nearing exhaust. By deploying the LightGAIN 40-channel DWDM system, Blackfoot was able to quickly add additional capacity.

"Optelian gave us outstanding support during test and turn-up," said Frank Creasia, vice president - Network Operations, Blackfoot Telecommunications Group. "Optelian provided quick delivery and training of our personnel made the installation and subsequent channel additions very easy."

Dave Mills, VP Sales at Optelian noted that the additional capacity of the LightGAIN DWDM system facilitated the quick and easy activation of a GbE circuit request soon after installation.

About Optelian
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 4700 systems and over 107,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. For more information, visit

About Blackfoot Communications Group
Blackfoot began as a rural telephone cooperative in 1954. Today, with the region's largest private Voice over IP network, our four companies offer state-of-the-art telecommunications services to 20,000 customers. Our 160 employees are dedicated to customer support and still deliver it from here in Western Montana. In short, we're a well-balanced business: deep-rooted, yet forward-looking. For more information, visit

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