January 14, 2003--Metro optical access systems vendor Luminous Networks (Cupertino, CA) continues to build its presence in the Chinese telecommunications market. Luminous, which has been shipping its metro optical access systems based on Resilient Packet Ring technology to major Chinese carriers for more than two years, plans to double its staff in China over the next 90 days. The company also intends to expand its presence in China beyond its current Shanghai facility by opening an office in Beijing in the first quarter of 2003.
Luminous' current China headquarters in Shanghai includes staff for sales and customer support, as well as a customer demonstration lab. Over the next three months, Luminous plans ambitious growth of its team in China, with the addition of staff for customer service, sales support, marketing, channel management, and general management. Luminous has already signed agreements with seven reseller and system integration partners to represent the company with the key Chinese service providers. The company continues to expand its market footprint in China, with major deployments of Luminous' PacketWave metro optical access systems in 13 cities across 7 provinces.
Luminous is shipping its products to several major carriers in China, who are delivering multi-services to a range of end-customers, including the Shanghai stock exchange and commodity exchange, and both national and multi-national businesses. Among the services delivered over Luminous' PacketWave platform are VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), VoIP (Voice-over-IP), Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet private line services, and E1 TDM voice services. All of these services are carried over Luminous' packet-based metro area network platform, which ensures reliability and efficiency for telecommunications services.