As seen in the March 26, 2012 COMPTEL Connection
Headquarters Location: Dallas
Q: What does your company do and how long has it been in operation?
A: Plexstar, which has been in operation since October 2010, is engaged in the R&D and manufacture of telecom backbone and edge network-related hardware products. It has already developed and brought into the market next generation SONET/SDH telecom backbone and edge network equipment for U.S. and global market.
Q: To what do you attribute your company’s success in the communications industry?
A: The core knowledge base of our scientists and engineers on SONET/SDH technology and the advantages those come with our location in Dallas, the telecom corridor of the world. Plexstar is adequately funded to take it through R&D, production and marketing phase of its products and solution to profitability.
Q: What have been the biggest obstacles your company has faced in the marketplace?
A: Our products are state-of-the-art next-generation SONET/SDH products. Large and medium incumbent telecom carrier service providers with their vast array of already deployed legacy SONET/SDH products are very slow to migrate to next generation of SONET/SDH technology. We believe it is a matter of time before they will eventually adopt next-generation SONET/SDH products.
Q: What do you see as your greatest challenges going forward?
A: How to get the message out to potential buyers - telecom carrier service providers – about the virtues of Plexstar’s next generation SONET/SDH products and solutions compared to the legacy products they are currently stuck with and forced to use.
Q: What have been some of your company’s most recent achievements (new customer wins, new service/product deployment, etc.)?A: In just one and a half year of existence Plexstar has developed and introduced into the market first two of planned series of next-generation SONET/SDH products ADM400 and XC1600. Plexstar products will soon be deployed by a U.S. company as its first customer. Major efforts have been given by Plexstar in winning customers in Asia and Africa.
Q: Why is it important for your company to be a COMPTEL member?
A: To help spread the message on availability of next-generation SONET/SDH Plexstar products and also to be in touch with the trends in the telecommunications hardware sector.