Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Tellium, Inc., provider of the world’s first in-service intelligent optical switch, today announced its Aurora Optical Switch has received the 2000 Optical Networking Equipment Product of the Year award from Communications ASP Magazine. The Communications ASP awards are designed to honor the best products and services in the communications space. The magazine awards this honor to solutions that enable the development, deployment, and delivery of hosted communications services.

“We’re honored to receive this award,” said Richard Barcus, Tellium’s President and chief operating officer. “Being recognized by Communications ASP with the Optical Networking Equipment Product of the Year Award is important to Tellium. The fact that this award was chosen by not only editors, but also by the engineering community is a testament to Tellium’s Aurora Optical Switch.”

iprsvp 12/4/2012 | 8:33:04 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award does ASP have to honor such stupid switch which
is going to be replaced by MEMS based switch in the near future. Looks like you can get away any stupid product as long as you give Pre IPO shares some big carrier....We sure deserve a optical shakeout.
big_cecil 12/4/2012 | 8:33:04 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award I assume Tellium advertises in this publication ?

Without grooming this thing will end up in the scrap heap with the Monterey box.
manoflalambda 12/4/2012 | 8:32:58 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award Raise your hand of you actually read this magazine? I haven't seen one of these (also they say it is year 1 of these awards... lots of cachet there eh?) and I have a co-worker who gets ALL of the trade rags.

followthebits 12/4/2012 | 8:32:58 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award All Optical is NOT defined as simply not supporting DS-3 copper interfaces. Look to MEMs for ALL OPTICAL switches.
dlharding 12/4/2012 | 8:32:57 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award This is nothing more than PR hype....

face the facts...the only customers that they have are stock holders and given the reality of the nasdaq today, the SPs that they work with are not going to be all that incented to deploy anything anyway. (See Sycamore for how much loyalty stock bribes get you in today's market)

They do have some good people working there who put in an honest day's work but their CEO is very good at not answering questions about what they are doing and has a rep for stepping on people on his way up the ladder. There product has a place in the long-haul market but their Public Relations people think the rest of the world is too stupid to notice what the company and its products limits are.

No Groom?

gea 12/4/2012 | 8:32:55 PM
re: Tellium Optical Switch Wins Award Jeez there's a lot of know-it-alls in this industry all of a sudden.
What good's an optical switch matrix if you still have to do O/E/O on both ingress and egress? MEMs (or other optical matrixs technologies) will only see their full potential realized when cheap, all-optical wavelength conversion becomes available. Until then, an electronic matrix may be almost as good.
But I agree that without lower-level grooming capabilities, the Tellium switch will probably be an interim product. I actually believe it will do well for a little while, for the few years where OC-48c/192c pipes are common but before MEMs based switches become competitive.
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