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Lambda OpticalSystems Announces Strategic Partnership
with Milan-based Sirti S.p.A.
Sirti S.p.A. will provide sales, marketing, systems
integration and support for the LambdaNode and LambdaCreate products
in the Italian market and with Sirti customers globally
RESTON, VA, OCTOBER 4, 2005 – Lambda OpticalSystems,
the leading provider of all-optical switching solutions, announced
today that it has signed an agreement with Sirti S.p.A., the leading
Italian company in the engineering and construction of telecommunication
networks and systems, for distribution of Lambda’s products
in Italy as well as globally through Sirti’s subsidiary companies
in Europe and Latin America. This is Lambda’s first such agreement
in Europe and is targeted at a number of specific business opportunities.
The partnership will make Lambda OpticalSystems’ LambdaNode™
and LambdaCreate™ products available to the Italian market.
Lambda is committed to providing affordable all-optical
networking solutions to government agencies and telecommunications
carriers that face growing demands for high-bandwidth services and
advanced applications. While the advantages of an all-optical solution
are recognized globally, the European market is at the forefront
of deploying all-optical networks for increased capacity requirements
and for video intensive, advanced applications that cannot be supported
effectively by current technologies. For this reason, Lambda OpticalSystems
has spent a considerable amount of time and effort in Europe right
from the company’s inception. This focus now is beginning
to bear fruit.
“Sirti S.p.A. is a well-established company
in the Italian telecommunications industry, and we are pleased to
partner with an organization with their history, expertise, and
reputation,” said Irfan Ali, Lambda president and chief executive
officer. “Our international growth strategy is based on the
creation of such relationships, which can translate our technical
progress to date into full-fledged business success.”
Sirti is an engineering company and system integrator
of telecommunications systems and networks and is engaged in the
supply of turnkey solutions, and network and service management
systems for fixed and mobile networks. Sirti handles all of the
cable plant for Telecom Italia and has recently won a contract to
supply physical telecom infrastructure for Italian National Railway
on its new high speed rail-line.
“Sirti S.p.A. is pleased to partner with Lambda
OpticalSystems and to represent its innovative all-optical solutions,”
said Maurizio Beccari, Business Development Manager for the Telecom
area. “Lambda is a leading company offering an efficient all-optical
network that can support the high-bandwidth applications and services
About Sirti S.p.A.
Sirti was established in 1921 as a provider of
long-distance telephony in Italy. Today it is listed on the Italian
Stock Exchange and has a long history of excellence and innovation,
with 10 regional offices and several technical crews throughout
Italy. Among Sirti´s customers are organizations in a variety
of industries, including telecommunications, railways and public
urban transport, national and international broadcasting, large
enterprises, government and the military.
About Lambda OpticalSystems
Based in Reston, Virginia, Lambda OpticalSystems
is committed to the development of next-generation all-optical solutions
to transform transport networks. The company’s family of all-optical
switches with integrated DWDM and GMPLS control plane lets telecommunications
carriers, government agencies, and research and education networks
deliver high-bandwidth services while maximizing network management
efficiency and affordability. For more information, call 703-689-9500,
ext.1006, or visit www.lambdaopticalsystems.com.
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