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Sorrento Networks, a telecoms network equipment manufacturer and part of The Comtek Group, has today announced a major partnership with Azzurri Communications, the UK’s leading independent provider of cloud and managed communications services. The companies are working jointly to service the UK service provider market for optical transport solutions employing next generation equipment from Sorrento Networks.

Through this partnership, Azzurri customers – which include some of the UK’s largest network providers – will be able to source Sorrento Networks innovative solutions, incorporating its CWDM, DWDM and ROADM products. Critical to this partnership is The Comtek Group’s acquisition of Sorrento Networks intellectual property rights (IPR) and trademarks in late 2014. This acquisition results in new investment in the development, manufacture and support of the Sorrento Networks portfolio, with an ambitious future product roadmap. Azzurri’s customers, with network infrastructures based on Sorrento technology, can look forward to further exciting feature upgrades and continue to equip their optical networks for future growth in bandwidth demand.

Azzurri is reselling Sorrento Networks GigaMux product line, which is renowned for reliability, performance and flexibility. GigaMux enables carriers, enterprises and data centre operators to design networks to be highly scalable, and cost effective. In addition, GigaMux supports data encryption, and has low power consumption, which aligns with Comtek’s active role in promoting environmental initiatives within the telecoms industry.

“Azzurri has been working with the Sorrento range of equipment for many years, and is delighted to be continuing this tradition with Sorrento’s new owners, Comtek. In these days of terrific network expansion and increasing demand for fibre services, this relationship helps us to deliver high capacity services to both our enterprise and our carrier customers,” said Rufus Grig, CTO of Azzurri Communications. “We look forward to working with Sorrento Networks to increase their market presence in the UK, ably supported by Comtek’s extensive technical facilities and expertise in North Wales and Northern Ireland.”

“The Azzurri relationship is Sorrento Networks’ first strategic partnership since being acquired by The Comtek Group,” said Askar Sheibani CEO of The Comtek Group. “’It proves the industry’s demand for Sorrento Networks technology. With our ongoing investment in the development, manufacture and support of the Sorrento product portfolio, and by partnering with Azzurri, we are pleased to be injecting new life into networks relied on by some of the UK’s largest companies.”

Executives from Sorrento Networks, part of The Comtek Group, are currently available for meetings on stand G86 at this year’s Data Centre World at the ExCeL in London (11th – 12th March 2015).

About Sorrento Networks, part of The Comtek Group

Sorrento Networks develops, manufactures and supports Metro DWDM optical transmission equipment. The company addresses the traditional telecoms carrier / alternative operator, and the enterprise and data centre interconnect markets. Its portfolio of solutions supports high speed protocol interconnect applications, utilising the optical transmission of multiple wavelengths over fibre infrastructures. Sorrento products are deployed across North America and Europe yielding high customer satisfaction testimonials. Now part of the Comtek Group, Sorrento Networks is well placed to enhance its technology offering and satisfy growing demand for wavelength services.

About Azzurri Communications

Azzurri is the UK’s leading independent provider of cloud and managed communications services. Our award winning products, services and solutions help customers turn networks and telecoms into strategic assets.

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