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Hawaii Boosts Its Network Potential with Sorrento Networks’ High-Bandwidth Metro Access Products


Sorrento awarded sole-source contract to provide WDM equipment for state’s fiber optic network

DENVER — June 1, 2009 — Sorrento Networks has been awarded a sole-source contract by the Hawaii’s Institutional Network (INET) to help boost the bandwidth and speed of its fiber optical network with wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) equipment. Sorrento’s WDM equipment is enabling Hawaii’s INET to keep pace with its growing infrastructure needs, driven by a rise in bandwidth-hungry services such as e-mail, Web access, two-way video and teleconferencing.

The Hawaii INET – one of the most sophisticated networks of its kind in the United States – is a fiber-based network that provides high-speed communications to the University of Hawaii campuses, the Department of Education and the Information & Communication Services Division.

Sorrento’s equipment is facilitating the expansion and development of the Hawaii INET by allowing the partners to reap exponentially more bandwidth from existing fiber resources and to increase transport speeds to end-users. These capabilities map to the INET partners’ goals of enhancing inter-island capacity for each partner, supporting the deployment of new sites and substantially increasing the number of overall number of connected locations among the three operational INET partners.

“Hawaii is very progressive and collaborative in its approach to providing high-bandwidth and high-speed communications across its islands and all the way down to the end-user, so WDM is a natural fit for its forward-looking infrastructure and INET goals,” said Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks. “We’ve had a successful partnership to date with the INET team and will continue to work with them in lockstep as they continue to extend their services and bolster their network performance.”

About Sorrento Networks — Adding Intelligence to WDM
Sorrento Networks is a global provider of metro optical access solutions, offering an edge-to-regional CWDM, DWDM and ROADM product portfolio to carriers and enterprises. Sorrento Networks’ GigaMux optical transport products efficiently add bandwidth to clients’ networks and transport mission-critical services and applications across the network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colo., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, visit



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