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Overture Honored as Stevie® Award Winner in 2013 American Business AwardsSM

Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced it has been presented with a Gold Stevie® Award for its 6500 scalable, high resiliency Carrier Ethernet aggregation and switching platform in the “Best New Telecommunications Product” category. The company also received a Silver Stevie® for its Ensemble OSA™ in the broader “Tech Innovation of the Year” category that included technology submissions across a full range of industries.

“We have received strong support from our customers that the new 6500 family, underpinned by Ensemble OSA, allows service providers to drive cost out of their networks while helping them introduce new revenue-generating services faster and easier,” said Mike Aquino, president and CEO, Overture. “We are pleased that the judges of the American Business Awards recognize Overture is truly driving innovation of Carrier Ethernet and bringing the benefits of the Cloud to the metro edge for our customers.”

The Overture 6500 is the industry’s first platform to deliver MEF-certified CE2.0 performance-assured services over fiber, E-Access, copper, TDM and SONET/SDH. It is the ideal solution for service providers to address today’s demanding Enterprise cloud, mobile backhaul, wholesale, and metro infrastructure applications. The Overture 6500 is also the entry point for Ensemble OSA, Overture’s open architecture for software-defined services at the metro edge. Together, the Overture 6500 and Ensemble OSA represent a fundamentally new approach to the revenue and operational challenges facing service providers.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 11th Annual American Business Awards presentation ceremony was held on Monday, September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM, Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™. Ensemble OSA is the industry's first open architecture that brings the benefits of the cloud, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, (NFV) and open innovation to the metro edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.

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