Concord, CA – February 10, 2022 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, announced today that its Software Defined Waves (SD-WAVES) solution was recognized among the best by the 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optical communications community recognized LightRiver as a High-Scoring recipient in the SDN/NFV Technology category.

LightRiver’s SD-WAVES fundamentally changes the industry norm for traditional Network and Element Management Systems (NMS/EMS) which target technical resources, reflect a ‘technician-at the-NOC’ desktop experience and vendor-specific complexity. Powered by netFLEX, SD-WAVES introduces simplification to all user roles, enables a multi-platform experience and user-definition of how the data, notifications and network control is achieved. As an outcome of the pandemic, the new expectation reflects a mobile Work-from-Anywhere ‘Apps experience,’ all of which are expected to be self-serve for end users. SD-WAVES addresses this strategic evolution and introduces many industry firsts for Managed Optical Services.

“We are thrilled for LightRiver to be a 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews High-Score Recipient for our newly launched SD-WAVES solution,” states Travis Ewert, Chief Operating Officer of LightRiver Software. “Network and Element Management for transport typically shows up as an afterthought when it comes to advanced User Experiences. SD-WAVES fundamentally changes this paradigm as the ‘SD-WAN of Optical Networking.’ This solution enables personalized network management to existing users, new types of users, and Service Providers as a new offering they could extend to their end customers.”

“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate LightRiver on its 4.0 honoree status,” comments 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 in 2022 and beyond.

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LightRiver is the premier provider of next generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® vendor neutral, Optical Domain Control Software solutions. LightRiver is an 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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