Turin Networks completes acquisition of Carrier Access

FEBRUARY 11, 2008 -- Turin says the acquisition effectively doubles the size of its customer base to more than 600 service providers worldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S., as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband Internet providers. Â

FEBRUARY 11, 2008 -- Turin Networks Inc. (search for Turin Networks) today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Carrier Access Corp., provider of wireless backhaul optimization and converged access equipment. Turin Networks says the integration of Carrier Access strengthens its status as a leading supplier of network equipment for wireless and wireline network operators worldwide.
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The new company offers customers an expanded portfolio that merges Carrier Access' wireless backhaul optimization and converged access products with Turin's portfolio in metro aggregation, switching, and transport of Ethernet services over optical and copper PDH access networks. In addition to increasing Turin Networks' ability to develop new products that expand upon the existing portfolio, the acquisition effectively doubles the size of the company's customer base to more than 600 service providers worldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S., as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband Internet providers, claim Turin representatives.  

"The combination of these organizations bolsters Turin's position as an industry leader through the addition of employees that have a significant depth of technology and industry knowledge, as well as leading-edge technology, products, and services," contends Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks. "Service providers can look to Turin Networks for a continued commitment to the development of innovative, end-to-end solutions that enable them to increase network efficiency, capacity, and transition to Ethernet/IP networks, as well as for high-quality service and support."
                                                                                                                   

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