Tellabs Optical LAN Solution To Be Distributed by WESCO

Naperville, Ill. /PRNewswire/ – Tellabs has entered into a distribution agreement with WESCO Distribution  (NYSE: WCC), a leading global supply chain solutions provider of data communications, security, and electrical products and services, to distribute Tellabs’ Optical LAN solution through its subsidiary Communications Supply Corporation (CSC). The agreement will broaden the availability of Tellabs’ Optical LAN for U.S. businesses, government agencies and other organizations. WESCO will build on its relationships with value-added resellers, system integrators and other supply chain partners to facilitate sales, deployment and maintenance support for U.S. customers.

Tellabs’ industry-leading Optical LAN is a high-tech replacement for conventional copper-based Ethernet LANs. It can save businesses up to 70% in the cost of ownership, lower energy consumption by up to 80%, and reduce space needs by up to 90%. That’s because Tellabs Optical LAN combines all of a building’s communications networks into one, improving security and eliminating the need for future re-cabling. Tellabs Optical LAN is JITC-certified for use in government networks.

“WESCO is constantly evaluating emerging technologies that can bring value to all of our customers. The Tellabs Optical LAN solution gives our customers another option for their network requirements,” said David Bemoras, group vice president of WESCO and business leader for communications and security offerings.

“We’re excited to add the capabilities of WESCO to the innovation of Tellabs Optical LAN, which saves customers money by reducing their capital expenses, energy consumption and space needs,” said Dan Kelly, CEO and president of Tellabs. “Through WESCO, many more businesses, organizations and government agencies will be able to save money by leveraging Tellabs’ Optical LAN solution.”

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