Concord, CA – March 29, 2021 LightRiver, the premier optical network integration solution provider for next generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® Transport Domain Orchestration and Control Software solutions, announces today that it has been recognized within the 2021 Lightwave Innovation Reviews as a High-Score Recipient for its Alien Aware Networking solution in the SDN/NFV Technology category.

LightRiver’s Alien Aware Networking solution embraces alien wavelengths allowing them to be readily monitored, analyzed, and managed end-to-end, no matter what suppliers or technologies are leveraged within a single network operator, or across multiple interconnected operator networks. This is made possible via Multi-Vendor, Multi-Technology, Open Optical network automation enabled by netFLEX. In addition to automation of these disaggregated networks, the Alien Aware Networking offering supports end-to-end Interop/Lab testing and design/build services.

“To be a 2021 Lightwave Innovation Reviews High-Score Recipient for our newest solution, Alien Aware Networking, is a great recognition for LightRiver,” comments Travis Ewert, Chief Operating Officer of LightRiver Software. “Alien Aware Networking highlights what we have been doing for a long time as we provide design, lab-validation, build, deploy, and automation of Multi-Vendor and Multi-Technology networks. Open Optical requires all of this goodness as we help network operators realize the cost, scale, and time-to-market advantages that network-disagg brings.”

“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate LightRiver on their 4.0 honoree status,” said Lightwave Associate Publisher and Editorial Director, Stephen Hardy. “This competitive program allows Lightwave to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the optical communications community this year.”

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews recognizes excellence in products, services and technology applicable to optical networks. This year’s judging panel included executives from network operators, technology vendors, and industry research and analysis firms.

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About LightRiver

LightRiver is the premier provider of next generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX®, vendor neutral, Optical Domain Control Software solutions. LightRiver is the expert in Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems and designs, engineers, commissions, automates and supports next generation, software controlled, transport networks for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability, resiliency and manageability that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey hardware and software solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking.

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