Lumentis upgrades Scandinavian mobile operator's optical networks

5 November 2003 Stockholm -- Lumentis AB has announced the nationwide upgrade of mobile operator 3's optical networks in Sweden. New software and hardware with new functionality from Lumentis were introduced during live operation.

5 November 2003 Stockholm -- Lumentis AB has announced the nationwide upgrade of mobile operator 3's optical networks in Sweden. New software and hardware with new functionality from Lumentis were introduced during live operation.

The upgrade enables 3 to run 10-Gbit/sec connections utilizing WAN-, LAN-, or SDH/SONET-framing together with CWDM and DWDM modules over the same equipment and fiber. A number of management functions--including radius and secure EWS, and new routing extension protocols like OSPF--have been added to ensure smooth operation of the overall network solution together with other vendors' equipment.

"We are satisfied with the support and services provided by Lumentis. The reliability and the robustness of their system is according to our demands", said Gösta Kallner, Manager of Network Transmission at 3 in Stockholm. "Their management integration allows us in a good way to monitor and control the equipment in our network."

3 has chosen the Lumentis optical all-in-one platform for its mobile transport networks in Scandinavia. The modularity of the Mentis all-in-one transport system enables SDH, CWDM, and DWDM transport technology to use the same card cage, same fiber pair, and same management application. Lumentis is also delivering the network management system that supports SNMP and CORBA standards for full service and support for the future growth of the network

"It's crucial for Lumentis, being a relatively new supplier on the market, to demonstrate reliability as well as full support for live upgrades and introduction of new functionality," contends Anders Lundberg, chief executive officer of Lumentis. "Our technology simplifies the network design and provides our customers with a solid foundation for lower operational expenses and higher availability."

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