Vendor opens research and development centre in southern India

The Packet Transport Network vendor Orckit-Corrigent has established a new research and development branch in the southern Indian city of Chennai. The new facility includes multiple research labs and has been established to strengthen research and development efforts of the firm's PTN solutions for Indian customers, as well as to extend its global R&D efforts.

"The new R&D team will help improve responsiveness to customer requirements around the world as well as enhance our coverage,” said Mr. Oren Tepper, Vice President, Corporate Sales at Orckit-Corrigent. “Currently, multiple prospects in the public, private and defence sectors are in different phases of evaluating our technologies and products and we believe that Orckit's new R&D branch will provide the company with a unique competitive advantage."

The centre’s team includes experienced software networking professionals with expertise in MPLS/MPLS-TP, TDM over Packet and Ethernet technologies, allowing the firm to enhance the capabilities of its competitive Packet Transport Network solutions for legacy networking infrastructure migration and next-generation mobile backhauling.

Orckit-Corrigent’s Indian customers include Tier-1 service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which selected the company’s solutions for a nationwide broadband network.

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