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OrisTel Appointed by Smartoptics as its First Value-Added Regional Distributor of Optical Networking Solutions

Partnership with Norway-based optical technology specialist expands on OrisTel’s regional presence in providing best-in-class solutions to end users in Asia Pacific

Singapore, 29 December 2016 — Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) announced that its telecom systems arm, OrisTel Systems Pte. Ltd. (OrisTel), has been appointed by Norway-based Smartoptics as its first value-added regional distributor of optical transceivers and optical transport networking products to corporate data centres, government and enterprise customers in the Asia Pacific region.

The partnership with Smartoptics enhances OrisTel’s current portfolio of innovative telecommunication infrastructure solutions, and offers end users in the region access to Smartoptics’ user-friendly and cost-effective Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) solutions. Its range of Open Optical Transceivers is re-programmable to offer flexibility, reducing time, cost and constraints when network requirements change. The DWDM networking portfolio of distance-extending M-series Multiplexers and DCP Transponders also offers the unique benefits of distributed Open Line DWDM networking in a passive multiplexer format with ultra-low power consumption and small footprint for the ultimate green data centre solution.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Smartoptics, whose high-quality and cost-effective optical transmission products and solutions enable organisations of any scale to expand their bandwidth without the upfront investments required for traditional xWDM systems. The scalability also caters to the expanding demand of data flow, keeping end users’ systems future-proof and helping our customers stay ahead of network demands,” said Goh Wai Pheng, General Manager, OrisTel Systems and Deputy President, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte. Ltd.

Smartoptics’ solutions are also renowned for being simple to design, install and maintain, and can be leveraged wherever there is a dark fibre network available. Its solutions can be used with any number of channels or specific protocols regardless of traffic speed and type.

“We are delighted to team up with OrisTel, enabling enterprises in the Asia Pacific region access to the strategic solutions Smartoptics provide, which are approved by world-leading switch vendors and our global technology partners including Brocade, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp,” said Paul Joseph, Smartoptics Sales Director for Asia Pacific. “Our solutions allow enterprises and governmental organisations to connect their data centres at even greater distances in a cost-efficient manner, without compromising on quality of service or bandwidth.”


Smartoptics offers optical transmission solutions making networks more powerful. Expanding bandwidth without the upfront investment or hassle of traditional WDM. Products from Smartoptics allow corporate data centres, governments, hosting solution providers and ISPs to build simple, straightforward and cost-effective solutions to fulfil their ongoing and future network capacity needs. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Smartoptics is an international provider with thousands of installations all around the world. The award-winning approach has helped companies from every industry sector stay ahead of expanding network demands. Learn more at

OrisTel Systems a member of the ST Electronics Group, addresses the complex telecom network infrastructure needs of telecom operators, government, utility and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific region. As a regional distributor and systems integration partner of several leading-edge telecom equipment manufacturers, OrisTel brings the combined resources and expertise of ST Electronics and product partners to deliver best-in-class telecom solutions of the highest quality to its customers. For more information, please visit

ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited) is the electronics arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, one of the largest public-listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange. ST Electronics is a global engineering company specialising in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems. Our capabilities are in Rail & Intelligent Transportation; Satellite & Broadband Communications; Info Comm Technologies; Command & Control operations, Training & Simulation; Intelligent Building & Security Systems and Cybersecurity. We have a presence in over 20 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit

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