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Telecommunications Veteran Brian Pratt to Lead Optelian Product Marketing

MARIETTA, GA and OTTAWA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Optical networking specialist Optelian announces today that Brian Pratt has joined the company as the new Vice President of Product Marketing. He will develop and lead the team responsible for defining products and bringing them to market.

Brian has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications marketing and sales. Prior to joining Optelian, he was Vice President of Business Development for the Kindsight team at Alcatel-Lucent, where he was responsible for go-to-market execution, sales and channel management. He gained his experience in optical transport systems with Meriton Networks in Ottawa and the U.K.

"I am very excited about joining the Optelian team to identify business opportunities and develop product strategy. I look forward to delivering innovative products that will bring success to our customers and ultimately to Optelian," remarks Mr. Pratt.

Optelian's CEO David Weymouth further adds, "Brian brings an excellent combination of marketing and business development experience at a senior level, together with extensive knowledge in optical transport solutions. With the exciting Optelian products to be launched in 2013, we are pleased to kick off the New Year with his addition to the team."

Optelian is a respected provider of optical transport systems worldwide. To learn more about Optelian's optical transport solutions, go to www.optelian.com or write [email protected].

About Optelian
Optelian is a trusted global provider of flexible packet-optical networking solutions. Optelian addresses the needs of access, metro, long-haul, campus and data center interconnect applications. Designed and manufactured in North America, Optelian's modular systems allow network operators to build high-capacity, next-generation, carrier-grade WDM networks. The company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, superior customer support, professional services and network design capabilities. Optelian's research, design and manufacturing operations are located in Ottawa, Canada, with sales, service and marketing based in Marietta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.optelian.com, and follow us on Twitter @Optelian.

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