SOURCE: StrataLight Communications

June 23, 2008 03:00 ET

StrataLight Opens European Office

New Sales and Customer Service Center in Response to Growing European Demand

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - StrataLight Communications, Inc. (StrataLight), the market leader in 40Gbps deployments, today announced the opening of a European office in Paris to support its customers in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions.

Growing demand for bandwidth services is driving communications and data carriers to upgrade their existing core networks from 2.5 and 10Gbps line rates to 40Gbps technology. This demand is subsequently compelling equipment manufacturers to integrate 40Gbps technology into their router and transport systems to address the needs of European and global communications service providers.

The European headquarters will be led by Avid Lemus, who has over 10 years cross-functional work experience in the UK, France, Canada, and the USA. Previously, Mr. Lemus held positions in Research & Development at Nortel Networks, Finance at Solinet Systems, which he founded, Marketing at Amphenol Corp, and Product Line Management at StrataLight. Mr. Lemus holds advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Master's in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada with studies at Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC-Paris) in Paris, France.

"The local presence will better position StrataLight to support our EMEA customers and be more abreast of the needs of our Tier 1 carrier customer base," said Shri Dodani, StrataLight's CEO. "Avid will lead a strong team to enhance our already leading position in these key regions."

About StrataLight: StrataLight Communications is the leader in commercial deployment of ultra high capacity optical transmission subsystems with line rates in excess of 40Gbps. StrataLight Communications enables service providers to address the growing demand for bandwidth driven by IP converged services using their existing fiber network infrastructure. Our products are sold to service providers by optical networking (OEM) partners. For more information, please visit

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