4 August 2003 Cupertino, CA Lightwave--Luminous Networks, a provider of multi-service transport platforms, announced that China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has certified its PacketWave E-Series platform for metropolitan area networks. The PacketWave family of multi-service transport platforms ranging from metro core to access layer products has all been certified by MII. Luminous Networks is the first company with an entire product line based on Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology to receive MII approval, according to the company.
RPR is an emerging standard for switching packets over a physical ring topology. This recent certification enables Luminous to ship its multi-service transport platforms to the largest telecommunications providers in China for the build-out of the country's metropolitan area networks.
The MII certification affirms China's commitment to deploy the most advanced metro networking technology in its telecommunications and enterprise networks. Luminous is gaining a significant opportunity to further
Luminous Networks' PacketWave E-Series platform passed an extensive battery of voice and data tests performed by the MII in their Beijing lab. These included tests of PacketWave's throughput, latency, quality of service and network management. The PacketWave E-Series platform also passed tests on the delivery of traditional Ethernet services; transparent Ethernet lease line services; TDM lease line services and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services while experiencing heavy emulated Ethernet, TDM, and PBX voice traffic.
With its China headquarters in Shanghai, Luminous recently opened a new sales and support office in Beijing. Luminous customers include China NetCom and China Power Telecom. In addition, Luminous has joined the China RPR Standardization Organization (CCSA), which helps to develop and extend RPR technology in China.
The Ministry of Information Industry formulates national strategies, policies, plans, regulations and technical standards for the information industry in China. MII promotes development of electronics manufacturing, telecommunications and the software industry; oversees public information and broadcasting networks and the special networks of the military and other government departments; and supervises telecommunications and information service markets.