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Coriant mTera™ Universal Transport Platform Recognized by Lightwave Innovation Awards

Bob Leggett, Coriant Executive Chairman, to speak at Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 14 July 2014 – Coriant, a global supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions, will participate in the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit in Austin, Texas, from July 15-16, 2014 (Booth #27).

Coriant presentations at the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit include:

  • Innovation in an Era of Consolidation - Bob Leggett, Executive Chairman, Tuesday, July 15th at 8:30 a.m. CT
  • Adding Flexibility and Efficiency to Optical Networks - Alexander Tschersich, PhD., Senior Network Architect, Tuesday, July 15th at 10:00 a.m. CT

During the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit, Coriant will be awarded a Lightwave Innovation Award for its mTera™ Universal Transport Platform. The mTera™ platform received an impressive score of 4.5 out of 5.0 Diamonds, one of the highest ranking scores awarded by the Lightwave Innovation Award judges. The 2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards encompassed a panel of industry experts representing a cross section of the industry, including component/subsystem providers, system level companies, carriers, and industry analysts.

"We are honored that the judges of the Lightwave Innovation Awards recognized the unique value of our innovative mTera™ Universal Transport Platform," stated Bob Leggett, Executive Chairman, Coriant. "The mTera™ platform is a key piece of our tightly integrated, end-to-end solutions portfolio, and was specifically designed to meet the efficiency, flexibility and scalability needs of our customers as exponential traffic growth reshapes metro network evolution. I would like to congratulate the Coriant team for this accomplishment and their ongoing commitment to technology leadership."

"On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Awards, I would like to congratulate Coriant on an outstanding 4.5 Diamonds score," remarked Ernesto Burden, Lightwave Group Publisher. "We created the Lightwave Innovation Awards review to recognize the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. The Coriant mTera™ platform is a great example of the innovation we wanted to highlight with this awards program."

About the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit

The Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders from the service provider, major end user, technology development, academic and market analysis realms for a concentrated, in-depth exchange of views that will highlight the critical innovations necessary to meet the near-term challenges in optical networking. For 30 years, Lightwave has been the premier source of information on optical technology development and applications.

About the Lightwave Innovation Awards

The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology.

About Coriant

Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world's top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.


Scott Larson Media Relations Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com


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