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Optelian Joins Leading U.S. Research and Education Network Organization Internet2

Marietta, GA – July 13, 2012 – Optical networking specialist Optelian announced today that it is a new industry member of Internet2, an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education communities. Optelian’s membership reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to the development of advanced networking solutions for the research and higher education communities.

“Optelian is proud to join Internet2, alongside hundreds of accredited universities, corporations, government agencies, laboratories and others committed to the advancement of the research and education fields,” commented Dave Mills, Vice President of Sales, Service & Marketing for Optelian. “As a global supplier of optical networking systems, Optelian can help organizations like Internet2 and its members by providing valuable insights from an equipment manufacturer’s perspective. These kinds of partnerships and collaborations can have a significant, positive impact on the advancement of Internet-based services and technologies across the research and education industries.”

“Strong engagement with industry leaders like Optelian is a key strategic focus area for Internet2. These partnerships play a critical role in transferring technology developed within the Internet2 community into the commercial marketplace, ensuring long lasting impacts not only for our membership but for consumers and businesses alike,” said Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Member Relations, Marketing and Communications. “We look forward to Optelian’s participation and the enrichment their team can bring to our community.”

Optelian will join Internet2 at its upcoming summer technical meeting – the 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Meeting, being hosted by Stanford University from Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 19.  The meeting will be at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center located within the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

To learn more about Internet2, visit http://www.internet2.edu/.

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