SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

November 11, 2008 08:55 ET

Turin Networks Welcomes Founding Members of New Technology Alliance Program

Collaboration With Leading Suppliers of Ethernet Over Copper Access Products Simplifies Interoperability for Carriers Deploying New Ethernet Services

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Turin Networks, Inc. today announced the first partners participating in the company's new Technology Alliance Program. This select list of initial partners includes the industry's leading providers of Ethernet over copper, or EoPDH (Ethernet over Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy) access products. Participation in Turin's Technology Alliance Program means that partners have demonstrated interoperability with Turin products in either live or simulated carrier network environments. This results in the simplified deployment of new Ethernet services.

As part of the company's newly formed Technology Alliance Program, interoperability testing was performed between Turin's EoPDH solution and best-in-class providers of EoPDH access devices. These include: ADVA Optical Networking (FSP 150CC), ANDA Networks (EtherReach 2108 and 2200), RAD Data Communications (RICi-16), and Telco Systems (EdgeLink Mini-Mux 2000).

Announced in June of this year, Turin Networks' EoPDH solution consists of an interface module for the company's Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch that provides high-density aggregation and termination of EoPDH DS1, DS3, E1 and E3 circuits. The Traverse EoPDH solution enables connections to thousands of business customer locations or cell site base stations from a single, compact chassis. The EoPDH module integrates fully featured Ethernet switching capabilities with the ability to granularly manage traffic in 1Mbps increments. Used in combination with an EoPDH access solution from any of Turin's Technology Alliance Partners, network operators are able to reach more customers with new IP and Ethernet services more quickly, while providing significant CAPEX and OPEX savings compared to alternative approaches for deploying Ethernet over copper.

"Turin creates real value for its Traverse customers by enabling a broad range of fully tested, interoperable service delivery options for EoPDH," said John Doyle, vice president of Global Marketing at Turin Networks. "We look forward to working closely with these market leaders as EoPDH continues its rapid growth."

According to the Vertical Systems Group, less than 16 percent of commercial buildings in the U.S. had access to fiber in 2007. The delivery of Ethernet over existing copper PDH facilities (T1, T3, E1 and E3) enables service providers to offer new "mid-band" Ethernet services to customers lacking fiber connectivity. By bonding together multiple PDH circuits (based on the existing ITU-T G.8040 EoPDH standard) service providers can closely align their Ethernet service offerings with standard Ethernet bandwidth rates from 1Mbps to 100Mbps, and easily increase bandwidth as end-customers' capacity needs grow.

About Turin's Technology Alliance Program

Turin's Technology Alliance Program is designed to provide Turin's customers with confidence in the interoperability of leading third party products with the Turin portfolio. Technology Alliance partners provide a range of complementary networking solutions which have demonstrated real-world interoperability with Turin's products based on joint deployments in customer environments or in-depth, scenario-based lab testing. For more information on Turin's Technology Alliance Program, please visit:

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc., is a leading global provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for wireline and wireless network operators. Turin's iConnect™ solutions address the real-world challenges for network operators providing Wireless Backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and Converged Services. Turin's solutions have been deployed by more than 600 customers worldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S., as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband internet providers. Turin products increase network efficiency and capacity, and facilitate the migration to Carrier Ethernet. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., with research and development facilities in Boulder, Dallas, Boston, and Shanghai, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking (FRANKFURT: ADV) is at the forefront of providing Optical+Ethernet solutions that advance next-generation networks for data, storage, voice and video services. Our company's strength comes from passionate and dedicated employees, all sharing a common vision: a fast, customized response to customers' ever-changing needs. Our innovative FSP products and strong customer focus provide carriers and enterprises the ability to scale their networks and deliver intelligent, competitive new services. ADVA Optical Networking's solutions have been deployed at more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises around the world. For further information about ADVA Optical Networking:

About ANDA Networks

ANDA Networks, Inc. headquartered in Sunnyvale CA, provides carrier-class Ethernet access equipment for delivering cost-effective Metro Ethernet services over fiber, copper, and wireless based access networks. With over 15,000 systems deployed on Tier One carrier and MSO networks globally, ANDA's EtherTone® solutions portfolio includes a family of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified access products that enable service providers to maximize their service reach for delivering Ethernet access services (E-PL, E-VPL, and E-LAN) for converged VoIP, VPN, wireless backhaul and other Circuit-to-Packet managed services over economical Ethernet technology. For more information visit

About RAD Data Communications

Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company's installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. For more information please visit:

About Telco Systems

Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems is a leading provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for IP and TDM networks for carrier, service provider and enterprise markets. Its suite of products includes solutions for Carrier Ethernet Access rings and demarcation, residential and enterprise VoIP, FTTx, SONET, TDM and T1 backhaul. Founded in 1972, Telco Systems' focus is to maximize the power of their customers' networks by integrating transport, access and packet technologies onto industry-leading platforms that meet today and tomorrow's network demands. Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at

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