SOURCE: Optelian


May 18, 2011 10:43 ET

Optelian Selects T.I.D, FZE as Company's Exclusive Representation in the Middle East and Africa

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and OTTAWA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of world class optical transmission systems, today announced the appointment of Mr. Gary O'Neal of T.I.D, FZE to exclusively represent the business development interests of Optelian in the Mid-East and Africa regions. Significant to the agreement is the exploration of opportunities pertinent to Strategic Partners, Technology Transfer and Collaboration agreements.

"Optelian is pleased to partner with a company of T.I.D's management and entrepreneurial spirit. We are very excited about forming a partnership in such a pivotal region of the world," said Mike Perry, president of Optelian International Corporation. "We firmly believe that the considerable strengths and resources of each company when combined will create significant synergy."

O'Neal has more than thirty years of telecommunications experience as an established entrepreneur and has held many positions as CEO or president and/or chief technology officer with numerous start-ups as well as a public company. Recently, Mr. O'Neal served as president and chief technology officer for Teralight, Ltd, a professional telecommunications engineering company and also serves as chief technology advisor to SAMENA Telecommunications Council. He founded and led Iris Broadband, Inc., a very successful infrastructure development and outside plant construction company which was also a facilities-based telecom and IT services provider.

"I am extremely pleased with Optelian selecting T.I.D, FZE to represent their interests in these two regions. There are considerable and unique opportunities for Optelian in the region by way of Technology Collaboration and Regional and Sovereign Investment Groups," says Gary O'Neal, managing director of T.I.D, FZE. "I am excited to be participating in the future strategic expansion of Optelian in the growing emerging markets for optical transmission systems."

About T.I.D, FZE
T.I.D, FZE was established in 2009 in RAK Free Zone, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Its Founder, Gary O'Neal, a thirty year telecommunications veteran and professional entrepreneur, has additional interests in, Tavros Networks, Inc. of Austin, Texas and Tavros Infrastructure Development, Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana. Both organizations are heavily involved in Fiber Optic Infrastructure Development and Construction services, Internet and Digital Content Development and other related Telecommunications Services. T.I.D, FZE is pursuing strategic ventures in the region, represented by its recent Joint Venture announcement with NanJGel Solutions, FZ-LLC, an ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified system integrator, to form Business Oxygen, FZE for promoting Advanced Information Security and Network Management products and services in the region. For more information, please visit and

About Optelian
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transmission systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 6840 systems and over 150,000 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 LightGAIN 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

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