SOURCE: Optelian


September 13, 2010 08:57 ET

Southern Light Deploys Optelian's Optical Transport System

Optelian's LightGAIN and LightMUX Offer Scalable, Flexible Solution

OTTAWA and MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical network systems, today announced that Southern Light, a leading U.S. provider of fiber optic-based communications solutions, has widely deployed Optelian's LightGAIN and LightMUX systems to support rapid growth of their fiber-based services.

Southern Light deployed Optelian's LightGAIN and LightMUX systems, supporting both legacy TDM and newer Ethernet aggregation in a variety of applications, particularly cellular backhaul and fiber to the tower (FTTT). Optelian's systems provide Southern Light a scalable solution that can easily be modified to respond to increased customer demand while maximizing the utilization of their existing fiber plant.

"Optelian's optical transport systems will allow us to grow exponentially along congested fiber routes and transport a variety of services to better meet our customer's needs," said Jack De La Garza, CTO, Southern Light. "We are most impressed with the ease of use and the reliability of Optelian products."

"Southern Light had many different applications, so the easy plug and play engineering of Optelian's solutions served them well," said Dave Mills, VP Sales at Optelian. "They deployed 40-channel active (includes transponders) DWDM and used active and passive CWDM extensively. They used muxponders for both Ethernet and OC-48 aggregation. They also took advantage of Optelian's custom design capabilities to develop a CWDM OADM module for their diversely routed FTTT application."

About Optelian
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 4300 systems and over 103,000 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 Southern Light
Founded in 1998, Southern Light delivers large bandwidth solutions to telecommunication carriers, government agencies, and enterprise customers throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Southern Light constructs, operates, and maintains their own fiber optic infrastructure throughout their footprint and connects directly with several national carriers for the transport of traffic beyond the area. With over 1000 route miles of high-count fiber networks and approximately 800 facilities as of 2007, Southern Light has an unmatched ability to reach end users with fiber solutions.

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