CHELMSFORD, Mass., and ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- Astral Point Communications, Inc. and NetAdvantage, Inc. announced today that they have signed a Teaming Agreement selecting NetAdvantage as the preferred provider of optical network planning tools to be used in designing and implementing optical networks for Astral Point customers.
NetAdvantage’s optical network planning technology will enable Astral Point customers to reduce costs, central office floor space, and power requirements by optimizing equipment configuration and traffic routing. NetAdvantage’s planning tools also allow cost-effective utilization of mesh restoration, traffic splitting, and deployment of equipment such as optical switches and DWDM systems.
According to George Fischer, senior director of NetAdvantage, "NetAdvantage is pleased that Astral Point has chosen to utilize our suite of network optimization technologies for their customers’ use in designing and planning new metropolitan optical networks. We expect that this relationship will enhance the way service providers make use of the Astral Point solution to create new revenue streams and lower operating costs as they turn up high-speed services."