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We are celebrating here at LightRiver! This month marks 20 years since LightRiver was founded. We started on this journey in 1998, offering a multi-vendor optical lab and network factory designed specifically for packet optical networks for Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers, global cloud and data center players and Investor Owned Utilities.

In 2017, as a premier optical network integration solution provider for next-generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks®, we expanded our software and service portfolio with the acquisition of Unique Computer Services, adding netFLEX®, a Software-defined networking (SDN) optical domain control and network function virtualization (NFV) customization service. The expansion has brought upon very exciting opportunities to LightRiver, including the ability to add 50% more capacity to our network factory, while also enhancing our space to configure hardened and commercial servers to package Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

Our President and CEO of LightRiver, Glenn Johansen, describes this major milestone.

“LightRiver offers not only the latest, groundbreaking technologies, but also the expertise and attentiveness to the needs of the industry,” comments Glenn Johansen, President and CEO of LightRiver. “Behind the doors of our LightRiver Labs, a multiple-million-dollar, state-of-the-art facility where all the latest next generation equipment, solutions and services are put through the rigors of mission-critical simulation, is our amazing team of nearly 100 highly skilled professionals who focus solely on transport. We are grateful for our team, indebted to our loyal and valued clients and partners, and honored to reach our 20-year anniversary, a significant milestone for our company. We look forward to continued growth, innovation and success as we stay true to our niche as a packet optical specialist that makes a real difference for the vendor business.”

Keep a look out for commemorate events, taking place throughout the year, to celebrate our 20th anniversary, starting first at the UTC National conference in May!

To read the entire announcement, click here.

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