Optelian Partners with Bharat Electronics Ltd. of India
Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA - February 14, 2011 - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, today announced the signing of a Technology Collaboration Agreement (TCA) between Optelian International Corporation and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) of India. This comprehensive technology agreement establishes a long-term partnership between the two Companies for the manufacture and design of optical networking systems in India, and deployment throughout the SAARC region. The initial period of the agreement is for 15 years. The TCA will focus on joint technology development, as well as all facets of the optical networking business.
“Optelian is pleased to be partnering with a Company of BEL’s caliber and reputation,” said Mike Perry, President of Optelian International Corporation. “We firmly believe that the considerable strengths and resources of both Companies – when combined – will be complementary and create a successful synergy. In other words, one plus one equals three.”
Mr. H.N. Ramakrishna, Director (Marketing) of BEL, said: “We are happy to have executed this important agreement with Optelian, and look forward to a dynamic partnership that will benefit all of our customers.”
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world’s largest network operators. With more than 6000 systems and over 140,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. Since 2002, Optelian’s portfolio of optical solutions has enabled telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility and enterprise customers to expand their fiber capacity so they can increase revenue, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The company’s Sales, Marketing and Service operations are located in Marietta, Georgia, with in-house development and manufacturing based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.optelian.com.
About Bharat Electronics Limited
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was established at Bangalore, India, by the Government of India under the Ministry of Defense in 1954 to meet the specialized electronic needs of the Indian defense services. Over the years, it has grown into a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit company serving the needs of customers in diverse fields in India and abroad. BEL offers products and services in a wide spectrum of technology like Radars, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, C4I Systems, Telecommunications, Sound and Vision Broadcasting, Opto-Electronics, Tank Electronics, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Embedded Software and Electronic Components. With its expertise developed over the years, the company also provides turnkey systems solutions.