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Overture, CLAdirect Sign Partnership Agreement to bring Carrier Ethernet Solutions to the Caribbean and Latin America

Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced a partnership agreement with CLAdirect to further enhance business development and customer support in Latin America and the Caribbean. CLAdirect is headquartered in Miami, FL, with local offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, providing customers throughout the region with solutions such as network management and optimization, applications and network security.

“Overture is a leading innovator in Carrier Ethernet, and our association is a significant step to more easily meet the growing demands for Ethernet solutions in the markets we serve,” said Gerardo Lacunza, CLAdirect’s director of solutions. “This partnership is critical to offering our customers a set of proven solutions that will enhance their businesses and allow them to be more competitive and successful.”

With this agreement, CLAdirect will represent Overture’s entire portfolio, including edge and aggregation solutions for Ethernet over fiber, copper, TDM and SDH systems and management software.

“CLAdirect has established an outstanding professional reputation in Latin America and the Caribbean which has led to our partnership agreement,” said Mario Velez, Overture vice president of Sales, CALA. “This collaboration will be instrumental in bringing our innovative Carrier Ethernet solutions to the growing customer base in the region so that they can monetize new business services and streamline their operations.”

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

About CLAdirect

CLAdirect is a Technology Solutions Provider specialized in telecommunications and utilities verticals. With a highly qualified group of professionals and knowledge of market needs in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the company provides solutions that include Managed Services, Professional Services, Logistics Services, and Local Services. CLAdirect works with Technology and Business Partners to satisfy customer needs and identify new opportunities, providing value through the delivery of products, solutions and services that enhance the development of our business partners. CLAdirect is a network of companies with presence through local offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA and Venezuela, providing customers throughout the region with solutions such as network management and optimization, applications and network security. For more information, visit http://www.cladirect.com

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to hundreds of service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.

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