Occam Networks' FTTP access experience fuels European expansion

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 -- Occam is building a network of value-added resellers throughout Europe as it ramps up efforts to support the region.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 -- Occam Networks Inc., a broadband access supplier offering multiservice access platforms (MSAP) based on pure packet technologies, is expanding into European FTTP access markets. Occam offers a range of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) from its BLC 6000 MSAP, optical network terminals (ONTs), and service management lineup.

"European service providers, especially alternative providers such as municipalities and utilities, are selecting Ethernet and GPON as the broadband infrastructure solutions of choice as they focus on building standards-based, open networks for delivery of bandwidth intensive entertainment and communication services," says Bob Howard-Anderson, Occam's president and chief executive officer. "Incumbent and alternative service providers appreciate the simplicity and flexibility Occam products provide as they evolve towards or install pure packet networks to meet increasing bandwidth and service demands of European consumers."

"Occam is bringing its Ethernet and GPON capabilities to Europe at a time of rapid expansion," says Tim Johnson, chief analyst at Point Topic, a broadband data company. "Optical networks will play a fundamental role in the second wave of broadband development, as the world moves to next-generation access. There could be hundreds of municipal and community networks looking for these kinds of solutions over the next few years. Products like Occam's will boost competition in this fast evolving market."

Occam is building a network of value-added resellers throughout Europe as it ramps up efforts to support the region. This initiative started with the relationships it gained through the acquisition of certain Terawave assets in October 2007, which included a reseller network that covers key geographies and provides local customer support. The result is a fully operational, trained channel capable of equipping and supporting in region sales and marketing activities.

"European service providers, whether incumbents or alternative operators, require access solutions that are simple to deploy and maintain, scale to expand as subscriber demand grows and maximize the revenue potential broadband enables," adds Russ Sharer, vice president of marketing at Occam Networks. "Occam's deployment success to date with both GPON and Gigabit Ethernet FTTP implementations, combined with its sales consultant and representative network throughout Europe, underscores the company's commitment to serving the needs of European operators."

Occam will be making its European conference and exhibition debut at the ITU Telecom World industry event in Geneva, Switzerland Oct. 5-9, 2009. Attendees can visit Occam Networks at Booth# 5168.

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