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ANDA Networks Selects Lucent Technologies to Provide Worldwide Support Services for ANDA’s Ethernet Access Platforms


MARCH 20, 2006, TelecomNEXT – Las Vegas, NV – ANDA Networks, a leader in carrier-class Ethernet solutions for fiber and copper-based access networks, has selected Lucent Technologies services arm, Lucent Worldwide Services, to provide global maintenance and deployment services for ANDA’s award-winning Metro Ethernet products.

Under the agreement ANDA can now leverage Lucent Worldwide Services to offer its customers access to more than 11,000 network experts, 60 global network call and technical centers, and worldwide sparing, logistics, and depot locations in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, and Central and Latin America regions round-the-clock.

“We are pleased to support ANDA with our deep portfolio of maintenance and deployment services,” said Jim Johnson, vice president of Maintenance and Deployment Solutions, Lucent Worldwide Services. “This arrangement will give ANDA the ability to leverage the breadth and expertise of Lucent’s multi-vendor support services globally.”

The continued high demand for ANDA’s carrier-class EtherTone solutions has grown to include not only large North American carrier customers but also support for true global Ethernet service footprints worldwide. By expanding the delivery capabilities of ANDA’s EtherCARE TM services with Lucent’s global network integration services, ANDA’s carrier customers will now have the added flexibility, worldwide support and localized logistics to further scale and enable worldwide carrier Ethernet service deployments. The comprehensive suite of service offerings available worldwide through the agreement with Lucent, combined with ANDA’s award-winning Ethernet products, provide customers a one-stop-shop for carrier Ethernet service deployments.

“The selection of Lucent Worldwide Services is a perfect complement to ANDA,” said Greg Allmin, Director of Customer Service for ANDA Networks. "By working with Lucent, ANDA is positioned to extend world class services to large multinational carriers, thus strengthening our abilities to deliver and support our EtherTone products on a worldwide basis.”

ANDA EtherTone solutions provide cost-effective Ethernet access, aggregation and transport for consolidating Managed Ethernet Private lines such as E-Line and E-LAN, and now new wireless backhaul applications, such as WiFi or WiMAX extensions for business customers requiring a simple Ethernet interface at the customer premise with connection into the Packet Switched Network.

ANDA will highlight its EtherTone and EtherCare solutions at TelecomNEXT in Las Vegas on March 20-22, 2006 and will show a demo of its latest innovations and solutions at Booth #325. Lucent will showcase its offerings at Booth #1717.

About ANDA Networks
Founded in 1998 with company headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, ANDA Networks provides carrier-class solutions for delivering cost-effective Ethernet services across both fiber- and copper-based Access Networks worldwide. ANDA’s portfolio of solutions includes EtherTone™, a family of products that enables carriers to deliver Ethernet, VoIP, and Circuit-to-Packet services over existing copper and fiber infrastructure by leveraging highly economical Ethernet technology, and the Universal Access Platform® for carriers to provide legacy communication services while facilitating flexible, economical migration to next-generation networks. For more information on ANDA Networks, visit


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