The new company will also bepositioned over time to deliver innovative new product solutions throughthe integration of Turin Networks' wireless backhaul, metro service edgeand converged access products and Force10 Networks' access switches.""Delivering both innovative data center solutions for virtualization and10 Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a broad range of solutions that enablediverse service providers' to migrate to carrier Ethernet-based convergednetworks are the basis for our continued growth. Strategically, themerged company will be the only private networking company that is aleading player in three of the fastest growing segments of the networkingmarket," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks. "Highcapacity system architecture and reliable modular software are essentialfor the next generation data center, and we see similar requirements tofacilitate the transition from legacy networks to a more cost effective,packet-optimized infrastructure for wireless backhaul and metro Ethernetservice delivery. This transition creates new and exciting opportunitiesfor the combined company to develop products that leverage both of ourcore competencies and to deliver long term technology leadership andcustomer value."Turin Networks is a leading provider in the wireless backhaul aggregationmarket with products deployed in more than 60 thousand North American cellsites, while Force10 Networks has the industry's second highest revenueshare for total 10 Gigabit Ethernet, as ranked by the Dell'Oro Group.Industry analyst firm IDC projects two million 10 GbE ports will bedeployed in data centers worldwide next year, while data center Ethernetswitching revenue will grow at a CAGR of 8 to reach $6.4 billion in 2012.Industry analyst firm Ovum RHK expects the market for pseudowire andEthernet backhaul transport equipment to grow by more than a factor of 10between 2008 and 2012, reaching more than $5 billion in 2012.The merger is expected to be finalized by March 2009, pending thecompletion of legal and regulatory filings. The combined company will beheadquartered in San Jose, California, with sales offices worldwide andresearch centers in Chennai, India and Shanghai, China. About Force10NetworksForce10 Networks is the pioneer in building and securing reliable, highperformance networks. For additional information, please visit Turin NetworksTurin Networks, Inc., is a leading global provider of Carrier Ethernetsolutions for wireline and wireless network operators.
Turin'siConnect(TM) solutions address the real-world challenges for networkoperators providing Wireless Backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and ConvergedServices. Turin's solutions have been deployed by more than 600 customersworldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S.,as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband internet providers. Turin productsincrease network efficiency and capacity, and facilitate the migration toCarrier Ethernet. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., withresearch and development facilities in Boulder, Dallas, Boston, andShanghai, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information,visit or call 707-665-4400.Media Contacts:Debra LaytonTurin Networks, Peter RuzickaForce10 Networks, Copyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved.-0-. The TL 9000 standard enables stakeholders throughout thetelecommunications supply chain to reduce overall costs and increasecompetitiveness through standardization of quality system requirementsworldwide.
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