Xtera Acquires Meriton

Hitting the acquisition trail again, Xtera picks up the vendor of packet optical gear and ROADMs

April 7, 2008

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Dallas, London, and Ottawa -– XteraCommunications today announced the acquisition of Meriton Networks. Withthe addition of Meriton’s award-winning Metro Optical Networkingportfolio, which addresses both the Packet Optical Edge/Metro andMetro/Regional ROADM market, Xtera now offers network operators a newsolution partner for end-to-end next generation optical networkingsolutions.

Xtera Communications is a privately-held company that supplies Optical, IPperformance and service solutions to terrestrial and sub-sea globalservice providers with development, sales and support offices around the world.

Xtera has been strategically extending both its product portfolio andglobal reach to complement its existing core business with a number ofpreviously announced acquisitions. The acquisition of Meriton is thelatest move in the company’s announced growth strategy of strengtheningits global position in the converged IP and optical communication marketand provides the company with:

  • A carrier class metro transport portfolio that delivers bothcross-connect and ROADM switching, together with sub-wavelength groomingcapabilities

  • Proven R&D expertise in innovative Packet Optical Networking/CarrierEthernet Transport and ROADM technology

  • A global Tier 1 and Tier 2 service provider customer base

  • Increased global footprint in the areas of R&D, sales and support

    Xtera is now uniquely positioned to help network operators meet theexplosive growth in Ethernet and IP traffic. The resulting portfoliogreatly enhances the company’s ability to provide an agile end-to-endoptical network while allowing service providers to realize the promise oflower operating costs and increased management efficiencies.

    Xtera Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: XCOM)

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