Overture Networks, a developer of packet-based multi-service access platforms, has launched a worldwide partner program.

Through this program, RTP-based Overture will team up with systems integrators, solutions and alliance partners to develop, test, and sell solutions focused on the multi-service access space.

The news comes a week after Overture announced its ISG 2200 edge platform that will deliver Ethernet and Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) services, which is a method of putting multiple data streams in a single signal by separating the signal into many segments.

Overture says it will work with its partners to develop differentiated, interoperable solutions for metropolitan edge networks. These systems integrate multi-service capabilities with Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), reducing the network elements needed to aggregate and transport access traffic within a metro area.

“Network operators — need to expand and evolve services quickly while providing new services at lower costs and preparing their network for future requirements … in a cost-conscious manner,” said Jeff Reedy, president and chief executive officer for Overture Networks. “To address these challenges, we are teaming up with industry-leading companies that will extend the value of our solution by integrating with more systems and applications in carrier-class networks, all of which will greatly benefit our mutual customers.”

Overture Networks’ partners fall into three main categories: Systems Integrator Partners, Solutions Partners and Alliance Partners.

System Integrator Partners help Overture extend its global reach and expand into new markets by selling, delivering and supporting the ISG family of products worldwide.

Solutions Partners provide key, tested technology integration for the ISG platform.

Alliance Partners provide tested, pre-integrated solutions that are interoperable with all Overture platforms. These partners may also participate in reselling the ISG products under an OEM relationship. Previously announced Alliance Partners include NEC Corp. and Movaz Networks.

Overture has already signed on Mexcio City-based Estracom as a new systems integrator partner. Estracom has engaged the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico’s ministry of communications and transportation, on Overture Networks’ behalf.

Another new partner is San Francisco-based Micromuse, which offers certified interoperability between the Overture Networks ISG product family and its Netcool software. Overture has joined the Micromuse Alliance Program.

Overture Networks: www.overturenetworks.com