BTI and Radiance Partner to Bring New Economics to Optical Networking in Asia

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BTI Photonic Systems of Ottawa, Canada, Signs Radiance Communications as Reseller for Netstender family of products in Asia.

BTI Photonic Systems, a leading global supplier of metro edge systems for the build-out of new broadband services, today announced a partnership with Radiance Communications, one of Singapore’s largest communications solutions providers, to expand BTI’s presence in Asia. The partnership will add BTI’s Netstender family to Radiance’s suite of world-class networking solutions.

Radiance Communications, a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) and Singapore Telecommunications, delivers customized communications solutions and applications to Fortune 500 companies, carrier businesses and enterprises across all industries. BTI will be providing to Radiance its Netstender family of metro platforms, which offers the industry’s smallest WDM platform for low channel count solutions and dramatically alters the economics of deploying optical connectivity. Radiance will also provide technical support, system design and installation services to its customers for BTI’s products.

“We are very excited about the business opportunities our relationship with BTI offers. Their Netstender system delivers a compelling value proposition for fiber based networks for both the enterprise and carrier businesses in Asia,” said Mr. Sng Koon Pin, CEO, Radiance Communications. “With a growing base of over 1,000 customers and expanding rapidly in the region, we can now provide customers with both networking and converged application delivery solutions with end-to-end optical transport.”

“With their broad market coverage and excellent track record in convergence technology and infrastructure, Radiance is a strong partner for BTI. They have demonstrated a commitment to customer service with a high standard for quality, with the flexibility their customers demand,” said Lance Laking CEO, BTI Photonic Systems. “Their leadership in providing convergence solutions provides us with a strategic opportunity to grow our business in Asia and China.”

BTI’s Netstender allows providers to profitably scale bandwidth growth and connect new metro and regional networks with colors of light for build out of GbE, 10GbE, Video-on-Demand, FTTH, DSL and wireless backhaul services. Netstender extends the reach of optical ports on routers, SONET/SDH, Ethernet switches and can expand exhausted fiber capacity by 32 times with CWDM / DWDM.

BTI’s Netstender is the only platform designed and optimized for the network edge - delivering the industry’s smallest carrier grade photonic platform for extending, expanding, and connecting optical networks for deployment of new broadband services. Unmatched functional integration combined with the operational features that eliminate the complexity from optical networks resulting in a platform that defines a new economic benchmark for the metro edge and regional networks.

About BTI Photonic Systems Inc.

BTI Photonic Systems is a leading global supplier of metro edge optical systems for the build-out of new broadband services. BTI’s Netstender™ is the industry’s first independent managed platform, providing a unique photonic layer approach for broadband service connectivity at the metro edge. For more information, visit

About Radiance Communications Pte Ltd

Radiance Communications Pte Ltd is the voice market leader in providing seamless operational support for more than 1,000 carrier and enterprise customers in Singapore and the region. Its solutions and services offerings include VoIP and Data services, IP PBX, PBX, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), CTI and IVR solutions; customised IP telephony and contact centre applications; mobility and wireless solutions; voice and unified messaging solutions. For more information, visit

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BTI Photonic Systems


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