Covaro Networks and Walker and Associates, Inc. Begin New Distribution Partnership

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Covaro Networks and Walker and Associates have formed a new distribution partnership. Under this relationship, Walker will distribute Covaro's intelligent Ethernet solutions throughout the United States.

Covaro Networks, a leader in the intelligent Ethernet demarcation space for Ethernet WAN applications, and industry leading telecommunications distributor Walker and Associates, Inc. have signed a new distribution partnership contract.

Covaro Networks, founded in January 2002, and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, provides products that enable service providers to offer intelligent Ethernet services profitably over any facility – fiber, SONET/SDH, DS3/E3/DS1/E1 and copper. Using Covaro’s unique Etherjack demarcation technology, service providers can offer carrier-grade service definition, monitoring and diagnostics for Ethernet-based services. Covaro’s Etherjack® products are aligned with emerging Ethernet OAM standards for transport, connectivity and services from IEEE, MEF and ITU standards bodies.

Walker and Associates is a premier distributor with over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Located in Welcome, N.C., Walker is a certified women-owned company that provides world-class supply chain management, custom kitting, quality installation, expert integration, engineering support, custom cable assemblies, applied inventory management and unsurpassed service to the US telecommunications service provider market.

“Walker and Associates brings over 30 years of well developed, strong relationships with carriers, resellers, and integrators throughout North America”, stated Jeff Santos, Vice President of Sales at Covaro. “With interest in intelligent Ethernet solutions on the uptake, working with an established distributor like Walker provides Covaro additional customer reach from a trusted source.”

Lisa Smiley, Vice President of Marketing at Walker and Associates stated, “Walker is excited to partner with Covaro. Listening to our customers’ feedback, we determined Ethernet is a technology that has increasingly become more popular and will remain strong into the future. We evaluated Covaro and found a strong partnership opportunity through the industry-seasoned executive management team and diverse product breadth.”

As part of this relationship, Walker and Associates is a charter member of Covaro’s Etherjack Partner Program™ announced in May 2005.

About Covaro Networks, Inc.

Covaro Networks provides products that enable service providers to offer intelligent Ethernet services profitably over any facility – copper, fiber, SONET and DS3/DS1. Using Covaro’s unique Etherjack® demarcation technology, service providers can offer carrier-grade service definition, monitoring and diagnostics for Ethernet-based services. Covaro Networks is headquartered in Richardson, Texas, in the Telecom Corridor®. For additional information, visit http://www.covaro.com.

About Walker and Associates, Inc.

Walker and Associates, Inc., is the premier distributor of new and refurbished state-of-the-art network products, redefining excellence through custom kitting, quality installation, expert integration, and unsurpassed service. Since its 1970 inception, Walker has remained an aggressive industry leader, offering products that support leading-edge telecommunications technologies such as FTTX, IP, Network Access, 802.11 Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Ethernet over copper, CWDM, passive connectivity, digital cross connect systems, power products, cable, routers, Ethernet switching and more. For more information, please visit http://www.walkerfirst.com or contact Tyson Philyaw.

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