Optical networking firm Optelian has selected Jabil Circuit Inc. to deliver next-generation products and services for a variety of optical transport applications. Optelian said its FLEX Architecture is used by more than 200 service providers, network operators and enterprises seeking more modular, intuitive and cost-effective service delivery. To that end, Optelian is taking advantage of Jabil’s manufacturing and photonics capabilities to reduce product costs, increase operational efficiencies and drive continued product innovation. “With Jabil as our manufacturing partner, Optelian can grow and scale in ways we couldn’t before,” says Dave Weymouth, co-founder and CEO of Optelian. “We have the agility to bid on different and larger business while trusting Jabil to support our product design, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing needs.” Jabil said Optelian chose it for the role in part due to the former’s commitment to the optical industry, as evidenced by Jabil’s June 2015 acquisition of photonics company AOC Technologies. Jabil is continuing to recruit key photonics talent around the world, including for a local operation alongside Optelian’s team in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Optelian expects to use Jabil to support its entire product lifecycle management. Additionally, the company plans to take advantage of Jabil’s intelligent global digital supply chain with predictive analytics to reduce component lead times and increase supply chain accuracy. Optelian anticipates the move to a complete sourcing model with Jabil to accelerate business scaling. Jabil is an electronic product company providing electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies.