Optelian Strengthens Outside Plant Portfolio with New Extended Temperature Products

Enables cost-effective deployment of new services in remote locations

Ottawa, ON/Marietta, GA — Optical networking solution provider Optelian announces an expansion of its portfolio for outside plant (OSP) environments, including a range of optical fiber amplifiers (OFAs) and dispersion compensation modules (DCMs)

, each supporting extended temperature operation. The addition of these products significantly broadens Optelian’s existing OSP solution.

Optelian solutions deliver services across regional, metro and local networks. Service providers choose Optelian for its expertise in delivering a portfolio of products for the optical transport market, its organizational focus on partnering with customers throughout the life-cycle of the network, and its full service implementation encompassing design, deployment, sustaining services and consulting capabilities. Optelian’s extensive portfolio of GR-3108 OSP-rated products includes the compact OMS-2190 shelf, the family of transponder/regenerator cards, the FLX-1610 muxponder, pluggable SFP, SFP+, and XFP modules, passive mux/demux shelves, and a full set of compact passive modules delivering splitter, mux/demux and OADM functionality.

This new addition to the portfolio allows operators to further expand their WDM footprint across their entire serving area. Service providers are now able to extend their reach, deploy fiber to the premises (FTTx), interconnect communities, deploy mobile backhaul solutions, and support centralized RAN (C-RAN) and small cell CPRI-based interconnect in the metro. These revenue-generating deployments are made possible with Optelian’s OSP-rated products, the low acquisition cost, and low operational cost. The Optelian infrastructure is designed to operate without operator intervention or site visits, which is key to low total cost of ownership.

Optelian’s OFA-1700 and OFA-2000 series of amplifiers are now certified for extended temperature range operation. Optelian also offers its DMS family of passive dispersion compensation modules, packaged into the smallest enclosure available in the industry. These DCMs are compatible with 100 GHz and 50 GHz channel spacing, and with coherent and non-coherent transceivers. With the addition of these products, the portfolio provides a complete low-cost small-footprint solution for OSP applications.

“These new products build on our solid foundation of products that are already in the field providing connectivity to service endpoints in a variety of environments” says Optelian VP of Sales Dave Mills. “Customers rely on Optelian’s proven ability to develop a versatile and effective range of products, and work closely with them to engineer the most cost-effective network to fit their needs. These OSP amplifiers and DCMs complete the end-to-end solution, extending the proven portfolio capabilities of providing services in challenging locations.”

These OFAs and DCMs join Optelian’s portfolio of NEBS-certified products. Network operators with Optelian’s NEBS and extended temperature rated products benefit from carrier-grade quality solutions in the CO, aggregation sites and remote locations, wherever service is required.

About Optelian

Optelian is a trusted full-service provider of optical networking solutions that move customer data reliably at the lowest total cost of ownership. Optelian offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to provide a dynamic infrastructure that delivers multiprotocol services. The Optelian FLEX Architecture™ is comprised of modular elements that are focused on the optical and circuit network layers. The architecture enables the deployment of networking services from access to core, passive to packet, and 100M to 100G. Optelian provides the transport infrastructure – the foundation for packet networks.

With agile design capabilities and North American engineering, Optelian’s solutions fulfil any network requirements. Optelian’s professional services ensure networks are optimally planned and deployed. These service offerings, coupled with 24×7 customer technical support, ensure that Optelian delivers the technology and services to enable next generation networks. For more information, contact or visit