OLDSMAR, Fla., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Convergence, Inc., a Value-Added Distribution and IT services company, today announced that it is now distributing ADVA (FSE:ADV) solutions to its channel partner community in North America.

ADVA solutions enable the transport of increasing amounts of data across the globe and provide next-generation networks the ability to scale to meet bandwidth demands. As a channel-focused company that invests in its partners’ success, ADVA delivers best-in-class networking solutions, comprehensive training programs and opportunity registration for the channel.

GCI will distribute the full suite of ADVA solutions including Network Infrastructure Assurance, Packet Edge and Aggregation, and Scalable Optical Transport.

“GCI is excited to welcome ADVA to our portfolio of innovative and disruptive networking solutions,” said Yan Emery, Vice President Inside Sales and Sales Operations at GCI. “GCI has a long and successful history of distributing MRV Communications solutions in the channel; MRV was acquired by ADVA last August, so this is really a perfect fit for us to bring the next generation of optical networking and open, software-defined solutions to our partners.”

“ADVA has a solid reputation of delivering innovative connectivity solutions around the globe. As we expand our channel within North America, partnering with GCI was an easy choice. It's a company that shares our passion for turning innovation into customer success. Their partner enablement focus and their accomplished record with MRV make them a strong fit. Together, we'll deliver solutions for tomorrow's networks that are smarter, more agile and more secure,” said Stephen Zielke, Senior Director, Business Development and Channels, North America at ADVA.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a company founded on innovation and driven to help our customers succeed. For over two decades, our technology has empowered networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we're building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at: www.advaoptical.com.

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring open and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contacts

ADVA Optical Networking SEGareth Spence+44 1904 699358publicrelations@advaoptical.com

Global Convergence, Inc.Ann Schaner (813) 925-6044aschaner@globalconvergence.com