NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellabs has entered into a distribution agreement with WESCO Distribution (NYSE: WCC), a leading global supply chain solutions provider of data communications, security, and electrical products and services, to distribute Tellabs' Optical LAN solution through its subsidiary Communications Supply Corporation (CSC). The agreement will broaden the availability of Tellabs' Optical LAN for U.S. businesses, government agencies and other organizations. WESCO will build on its relationships with value-added resellers, system integrators and other supply chain partners to facilitate sales, deployment and maintenance support for U.S. customers.
Tellabs' industry-leading Optical LAN is a high-tech replacement for conventional copper-based Ethernet LANs. It can save businesses up to 70% in the cost of ownership, lower energy consumption by up to 80%, and reduce space needs by up to 90%. That's because Tellabs Optical LAN combines all of a building's communications networks into one, improving security and eliminating the need for future re-cabling. Tellabs Optical LAN is JITC-certified for use in government networks.
"WESCO is constantly evaluating emerging technologies that can bring value to all of our customers. The Tellabs Optical LAN solution gives our customers another option for their network requirements," said David Bemoras, group vice president of WESCO and business leader for communications and security offerings.
"We're excited to add the capabilities of WESCO to the innovation of Tellabs Optical LAN, which saves customers money by reducing their capital expenses, energy consumption and space needs," said Dan Kelly, CEO and president of Tellabs. "Through WESCO, many more businesses, organizations and government agencies will be able to save money by leveraging Tellabs' Optical LAN solution."
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About WESCO — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 9,000 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations. www.WESCO.com
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