Release date: 2009-03-17

Azzurri Partners with Sorrento Networks to Dissolve Bandwidth Bottlenecks

(Newswire Today) —  Denver, CO, United States, 2009-03-17 - Azzurri and Sorrento to deliver more high bandwidth applications and services over optical networks.


With the increase in corporate network traffic, storage area networks, consumer broadband and mobile backhaul all threatening to create network bottlenecks, Azzurri Communications – one of the UK’s leading managed services companies for voice, data and mobile communications – has partnered with Sorrento Networks to deliver more high bandwidth applications and services over optical networks.

Sorrento’s metro optical access solutions are helping Azzurri clients such as Neos Networks, part of the Scottish and Southern Energy Group, to increase the capacity of their existing fibre networks. In addition, Azzurri offers a Virtual Network Operator (VNO) model that provides carrier-independent connectivity to deliver high bandwidth capacity over metro networks.

“New technologies from Web 2.0 to mobile broadband are putting further pressure on network infrastructures,” said David Macfarlane, CTO of Azzurri. “As most carriers and enterprises don’t want to invest in traditional telco assets, Sorrento’s advanced Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology enables them to add capacity and flexibility to existing optical networks. We see a major opportunity in delivering turnkey solutions or VNO services to meet this growing demand for bandwidth.”

Sorrento’s range of GigaMux and GigaEdge D/CWDM multiplexers provide bandwidth efficient end-to-end solutions for service providers wanting to seamlessly overlay existing legacy services with multiple broadband data services of various types.
The latest addition to the Sorrento range is a 10 Gigabit Optical Ethernet Transport (OET) line card that enables users to rapidly add multiple Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) circuits to existing networks. This reduces costs, increases GigE interfaces by up to five times and improves efficiencies for all Ethernet transport applications.

“As traffic grows and metropolitan networks become more complex, we are seeing unprecedented demand for WDM to rapidly add greater bandwidth capacity and scalability without investing in costly new fiber,” said Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks. “Azzurri is ideally positioned with the right experience, skills and services to integrate our products and support the next generation of high-speed voice, data and IPTV applications in the UK market.”

About Azzurri Communications
Azzurri ( is transforming the way organisations buy and use communication and information technology. It is a leading managed services company delivering flexible voice, data and mobile communications with one of the largest independent network management and support teams, providing converged solutions that are no-longer tied to technology and supplier.

At the core of Azzurri’s managed service is its Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capability that provides the freedom and flexibility to change and adapt to new requirements and technologies. With increased agility, Azzurri customers gain a competitive edge, and with dramatic savings and management information they have total control of their voice, data and mobile infrastructure.

Azzurri Communications was formed in June 2000 and is headquartered in the UK, offering global access to sales, service and support to customers in 130 countries.

About Sorrento Networks — Adding Intelligence to WDM
Sorrento Networks ( is a global provider of metro optical access solutions, offering an edge-to-regional CWDM, DWDM and ROADM product portfolio to carriers and enterprises. Sorrento Networks’ GigaMux optical transport products efficiently add bandwidth to clients’ networks and transport mission-critical services and applications across the network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colo., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Stuttgart, Germany.


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