Multi-service optical access manufacturing partnership

10 June 2002 -- Multi-service optical access system supplier Iamba Networks Inc has announced a manufacturing agreement with Flextronics.

10 June 2002 -- Iamba Networks Inc - a provider of next-generation multi-service optical access solutions based in Alpharetta, GA, USA with R&D facilities in Israel - has announced an agreement with operational services provider Flextronics to manufacture its iAxelent's Service Boards and Optical Network Terminators.

iAxelent enables carriers and service providers to deliver optimally packaged data, voice and video services with SLA and guaranteed QoS for business, residential and feeder applications (FTTBiz, FTTH and FTTCab/C/B ). Iamba claaims it presents a unique integration of optical networking, "wire-speed" protocol processing and IP handling in a single platform, enabling innovative data-centric services over best-fit protocols and Access Network topologies (PtP, PtMP and Access-Rings). iAxelent connects to existing metro/core networks (TDM and ATM) as well as next-generation networks (IP/MPLS and Optical Ethernet).

"Our agreement with Flextronics will enable us to utilise its superior purchasing power, worldwide warehouses and logistics infrastructure to further reduce costs and achieve manufacturing flexibility", said Scott Madigan, General Manager, US Operations. "These benefits will enable us to ultimately support large-volume deployment".

"Flextronics has previously engaged with Iamba's management team for mass manufacturing of carrier-class products", said general manager E C Sykes.

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