Service Assurance leader reinforces international sales channels as market delivers steady growth
Montreal, Canada; April 30, 2009 – Accedian Networks ™, a leading provider of Packet Performance Assurance ™ solutions for telecom, cable and wireless communications providers, announced today continued expansion of its international sales channels in response to strong global demand. Accedian Networks’ EtherNID™ & MetroNID™ packet assurance demarcation units enable carrier-grade Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul for latest-generation 3G & 4G (LTE / WiMAX) wireless networks – telecom sectors in continued growth despite the global economic slowdown.
Accedian Networks’ recently added more than a dozen leading value added resellers (VARs) to its distribution network, augmenting sales and support efforts in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. To head the international expansion, the company recently appointed Bill Balmer as VP, International Sales, building on his success leading business development efforts. Accedian has also established local presence in France and Singapore to support and manage regional sales activity.
While spending on telecom networking equipment has slowed with the global economy, segments addressed by Accedian Networks’ products promise healthy gains worldwide: mobile data traffic is expected to grow 66 times from 2008 to 2013 according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, and Ethernet business services grew 43% last year as enterprises streamlined their telecom and networking budgets (per Vertical Systems Group).
“Ethernet technology has matured – and not a moment too soon to address the challenging reliability and bandwidth demands of wireless data services and business-critical wide area networking (WANs). Service providers tuned in to these growth opportunities use our solutions to cost-effectively deploy, monitor and maintain high-performance Ethernet services over their existing networks,” explained Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian Networks, “This is a worldwide trend fuelled by the adoption of data-hungry devices like the iPhone, and enterprises seeking a competitive advantage with ever faster networks.”
Named Carrier Ethernet & Router Entrepreneurial Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, Accedian Networks’ solutions are used by over 85 leading service providers worldwide. A short video overview is available online at Accedian.com/demo.