Nortel brings potent optical Internet to China

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Nortel Networks has announced new Optical Internet contracts with Dandong Post and Telecommunications Bureau (PTB), Changchun PTB and Xiamen Mobile Communications, strengthening its position in China.

These contracts include high-speed Local Internet access networks for the cities of Changchun and Dandong, and a 10 gigabits-per-second wireless Internet backbone for Xiamen.

“Nortel Networks is a leader in next generation 10-gigabit optical Internet technology in China, with more kilometers of fiber deployed than any competitor,” said Robert Mao, president of Nortel Networks China.

“We are building several of China’s initial 10 gigabit networks based on the OPTera portfolio,” said Mao. “Recently, we announced a licensing agreement for the first local production of 10-gigabit systems by our Guangdong Nortel manufacturing joint venture.”

The Changchun PTB and Dandong PTB contracts will bring the bandwidth and power of the optical Internet directly to Local Internet customers in the major urban centers of Jilin and Liaoning provinces. The solution will provide the Changchun and Dandong PTBs with a leading-edge infrastructure for local Internet access, video services and Internet Telephony. The 10 gbps optical systems are simpler and more reliable than current 2.5 gbps networks.

Xiamen Mobile Communications will leverage the power of the optical Internet to enable Internet protocol-based services like ‘mobile office’ to be delivered over the air.

Nortel has successfully deployed China’s first province-level 10 gbps metropolitan optical network for China Telecom Chongqing Corporation. The network has been in operation since June.

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