Bucking a trend of soft sales among suppliers in the optical transport systems niche, BTI Systems reports that revenues from its metro-focused product line grew more than 25% year over year and bookings increased 30%, setting a record for the company. The quarter marked the sixth consecutive quarter of bookings growth, the company asserts. Backlog and market share also grew during the quarter, BTI Systems management adds.
As a privately held company, BTI Systems did not release specific numbers for any of these elements.
However, the company did say that it has added 30 new customers during the first half of the year, driven largely by application of its packet-optical transport systems to mobile backhaul applications (see, for example, “BTI Systems touts Asian success”). It also continues to see benefits from its OEM partnership with Fujitsu Network Communications.
With this wind in its sails, the company says it will continue its expansion plans, including adding headcount worldwide. For example, the company expects a 30% bump in its Massachusetts-based U.S. headquarters.
"Our continued growth is reflective of our end-to-end solutions that are fully integrated and designed to enable service and content providers to capture new market opportunities," said Steve Waszak, president and CEO, BTI Systems. "Our management platform is unequaled in accelerating services delivery and operational leverage, enabling our customers to drive revenues and increase profits from advanced, high-value service offerings. We look forward to continuing to help our global customers capitalize on the enormous growth of mobile traffic, broadband content and demand for cloud communications."
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