Optelian Forms Distribution Alliance With Goldfield Telecom

MARIETTA, GA and OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Optical networking specialist Optelian today announces a distribution partnership with Goldfield Telecom, a leading distributor of telecom equipment in the U.S. The partnership provides Optelian with another key outlet for the distribution of its optical networking solutions throughout the United States. The Goldfield partnership will focus on targeting and distributing to Independent Operating Companies (IOCs) operating in Tier 3 markets.

"The Goldfield partnership is a strong and positive aspect of our sales distribution strategy," comments Dave Mills, Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at Optelian. "As our products evolve to meet the highest customer demand, so too should our distribution and our commitment to making the Optelian portfolio highly available across the country. This alliance with Goldfield Telecom is another key building block toward reaching a customer base demanding the fastest and most reliable networking products."

Optelian recently launched the MPX-9110 flexible 100G platform. As the industry's most compact and efficient 100 Gb/s solution, the MPX-9110 provides comprehensive service-delivery capabilities in a standalone 1RU form factor. The distribution partnership with Goldfield allows the company to expand its distribution and target strategic Tier 3 regions and IOCs with this new service and others.

"Optelian's product suite is best-in-class," comments Darrell Seaba at Goldfield Telecom. "The company continues to impress with its optical solutions and high-quality North American manufacturing strategy. Customers appreciate solutions that are designed and manufactured close to home, which Optelian delivers. This partnership is a valuable one for Goldfield Telecom. We're delighted to include Optelian as one of our premier vendors."

To learn more about Optelian, visit www.optelian.com or email info@optelian.com.

About Optelian
Optelian is a trusted global provider of flexible packet-optical networking solutions. Optelian addresses the needs of access, metro, long-haul, campus and data center interconnect applications. Designed and manufactured in North America, Optelian's modular systems allow network operators to build high-capacity, next-generation, carrier-grade WDM networks. The company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, superior customer support, professional services and network design capabilities. Optelian's research, design and manufacturing operations are based in Ottawa, Canada, with sales, service and marketing located in Marietta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.optelian.com, and follow us on Twitter @Optelian.

About Goldfield Telecom
Goldfield Telecom is a national leader of independent distribution for cutting-edge telecommunications equipment, installation, integration and distribution. Goldfield Telecom provides an "end-to-end" solution with innovative technologies for our customers from installation to technical support, even customized outside plant enclosures to meet all your customers' needs.