Accedian Networks Hits New Milestone with Over 100,000 Units Shipped

Accedian's partner Overture Networks deploys the 100,000th shipped unit at Colt Technology Services

New Orleans, May 7, 2012

Accedian Networks(TM) --the leading provider of High Performance Service Assurance(TM) solutions for Carrier Ethernet and IP networks--announces that the Company has achieved a significant corporate milestone with 100,000+ network demarcation units shipped worldwide. This comes on the heels of being recognized as the Fastest Growing Company in Canada, and 2nd Fastest across North America in Deloitte's 2011 Fast 50 and Fast 500 programs based on its phenomenal revenue growth and market leadership in the Ethernet mobile backhaul industry.

"Going from 50,000 to 100,000+ units was three times faster than the first 50,000!" said Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO, Accedian Networks. "Having the right product at the right time, to address the needs of a fast growing market, has certainly played a big part in this accelerated growth. As Mobile Backhaul is exploding and Business Ethernet is thriving, we anticipate our sales to grow at an even faster rate in the coming years."

"The network demarcation units help us deliver high performance Ethernet services and outstanding customer service to our installed base and we're proud to be the recipient of the 100,000th unit," said Nicolas Fischbach, Director Network Strategy and Architecture, Colt Technology Services. "Intelligent Ethernet demarcation is an important part of our Modular Multi-Service Platform (MMSP) strategy."

"The Accedian NID helps round out our industry-leading Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation solution set, helping service providers around the world create winning business and mobile backhaul services," said Jeff Reedy, CEO of Overture. "We're pleased to have delivered the 100,000th unit to our customer."

Over the past few years, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as the technology of choice to support high performance business and mobile applications with its ability to deliver increased bandwidth capacity at a lower cost than other technologies. For business Ethernet service providers, it's a viable alternative to gaining bandwidth capacity without sacrificing the vital reliability and predictability demanded by networks that support high performance business applications such as real-time media rich communications and mission-critical transactions. Since inception, Accedian Networks has remained focused on providing innovative, High Performance Service Assurance solutions that optimize the performance of these Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul and business services networks.

About Accedian Networks

Founded in 2004, Accedian Networks(TM) is an industry-leading provider of High Performance Service Assurance(TM) solutions for Carrier Ethernet and IP networks, with an installed base of over 75,000 cell sites and over 100,000 platforms deployed worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes the EtherNID(R), MetroNID(R), MetroNODE 10GE(TM), and V-NID(TM) suite of products--featuring the most precise one-way Ethernet performance measurements available on the market, as well as advanced service creation and traffic management capabilities that deliver high value SLA-backed services. Accedian Networks' VisionMETRIX(TM) performance portal service provides dashboard displays and reports performance metrics on over 100 unique Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to provide end-to-end actionable, real-time visibility of network performance. A privately held company, Accedian Networks is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with regional offices and customers across North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. For additional information, please visit: or call 1-866-685-8181 or +1-514- 331-6181.