Hawaii says aloha to Sorrento Networks WDM gear

JUNE 1, 2009 -- Sorrento Networks says it has been awarded a sole-source contract by Hawaii's Institutional Network to help boost the bandwidth and speed of its fiber-optic network with WDM equipment.

JUNE 1, 2009 -- Sorrento Networks (search Lightwave for Sorrento) says it has been awarded a sole-source contract by Hawaii's Institutional Network (INET) to help boost the bandwidth and speed of its fiber-optic network with WDM equipment.

The Hawaii INET is a fiber-based network that provides high-speed communications to the University of Hawaii campuses, the Department of Education, and the Information & Communication Services Division.

Sorrento says its equipment is facilitating the expansion and development of the Hawaii INET by allowing the partners to reap more bandwidth from existing fiber resources and to increase transport speeds to end-users. These capabilities map to the INET partners' goals of enhancing inter-island capacity for each partner, supporting the deployment of new sites, and substantially increasing the number of overall number of connected locations among the three operational INET partners.

"Hawaii is very progressive and collaborative in its approach to providing high-bandwidth and high-speed communications across its islands and all the way down to the end-user, so WDM is a natural fit for its forward-looking infrastructure and INET goals," said Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks. "We've had a successful partnership to date with the INET team and will continue to work with them in lockstep as they continue to extend their services and bolster their network performance."

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